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2023 Leadership Institute Participants

Unlocking the Potential: Empowering Music Educators through Leadership

July 7-10, 2024
Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside
7499 Augusta National Dr

Orlando, Florida

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

The state and district leadership of our component associations (FBA, FOA, and FVA) aims to provide excellent stewarding of existing music programs and champion better opportunities for aspiring musicians. This requires leaders to be efficient organizers of persons, resources, and projects, in addition to planning paths to fulfill the vision of a better tomorrow for music education in Florida. This professional development opportunity will provide communication training, team building, scenario-based problem-solving, implications of the latest developments in technology, guidance on laws relating to music education, and other skills identified by participants as a need to find success as a leader in Florida.  

The training is designed in partnership with the FSMA Component Organizations: Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Orchestra Association, and Florida Vocal Association. Approximately 16 to 20 participants will be selected through an application process. FSMA will cover hotel expenses and meals during the training.

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Leadership Session


Leadership Hat Activity

Schedule Overview: (Subject to Change)
Sunday: Orientation will begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by dinner together and possibly an evening activity
Monday and Tuesday: Full days 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.

Eligibility Note:
Because FSMA and its component organizations FBA, FOA, and FVA work exclusively with secondary music teachers (grades 6 through 12), this program is not open to elementary school teachers. We highly recommend that elementary teachers interested in this leadership training sign up for the FMEA Summer Institute instead.