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This professional learning opportunity will ensure that current and future component leaders have the necessary skills to find success in their position.

About the Training:
The aim of state and district component leadership is to provide excellent stewarding of existing music programs, as well as the championing of better opportunities for aspiring musicians. This requires leaders to be efficient organizers of persons, resources, and projects, in addition to being able to plan paths to fulfilling the vision of a better tomorrow for music education in Florida.

This professional development opportunity will provide communication training, teambuilding, scenario-based problem-solving, and other skills identified by participants as a need to find success as a leader in Florida.

Schedule Overview:
Sunday: Arrival and orientation, possible evening activity
Monday and Tuesday: Full day of sessions and activities, with social activities in the evenings. Meals provided.
Wednesday: Final session will be finished by 11:00 a.m.
More details will be forthcoming.

Quick Facts

Date and Location
July 18-21, 2021
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, Florida

Application Deadline
April 30, 2021

Limited Participation and Cost
Only 20 participants will be selected through an application process. Those selected last year will be given first priority and do not need to re-apply since it was canceled due to the pandemic. Hotel expenses and meals will be covered by FSMA during the training and additional travel stipends may be available to participants who travel from far outside of the local area.

In Partnership
The training is designed in partnership with the FSMA Component Organizations: Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Orchestra Association, Florida Vocal Association.