The FMEA Guitar Ensemble Festival is a day full of guitar activity including ensemble performances from elementary, middle and high school programs. Ensembles of all levels of experience perform for NO RATINGS and receive instant feedback in areas of technique, tone, musicality and musical interpretation.
Congratulations are in order for the following 40 students who made the 2019 All-State Guitar Ensemble!!
The cut line this year was at the same data point as has been used for the last 5 years or so...and 40 students made it this time. This tells me that the level of skill and instruction is continuing to rise around the State of Florida! The same scoring criteria/rubric was used this year and a similar level of audition music was required of students making this a strong group. Congratulations on our continued improvement in guitar music education across the last decade!!
Music packets are printed and will be assembled and mailed this week. Please look for them to arrive at your school early next week. As always, thanks go out to many within the FMEA organization for making this ensemble one of the finest in the country! This includes the FMEA technical staff, office staff, Executive Board members, audition judges, and this years' conductor, Chuck Hulihan.
Accepted students and teachers...on behalf of Mr. Hulihan, I will ask you to PLEASE work very hard on the music packet across the next 2 months and be prepared for 2 very short days of rehearsal upon arrival in Tampa on Tuesday, January, 8, 2019 at 7pm in the Marriott Waterside Hotel.
Chair, FMEA Secondary General Music Committee
Coordinator, FMEA All-State Guitar Ensemble