• ​​Competition location is the Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • Competition date is Thursday May 24th, 2018
  • Please check-in at the registration desk at least 1 hour prior to your audition time. If your audition is an 9:00-9:30 then you may arrive only 30 minutes early at the latest. 
  • Make sure to bring an original score (printed music) for the judges for every piece that you will be performing.
  • If you are and instrumentalist and will be using a track for your accompaniment, you may bring your own bluetooth speaker or use ours. Be sure and leave plenty of time to pair your device to the speaker before you enter the audition room. 
  • ​If you are a vocalist and will be singing with a track, you may bring your own bluetooth speaker or you may plug into our sound board; however, live accompaniment is best. We will have Apple plugs and a USB port available. 
  • You will only be performing for the judges and your family/friends that you invite.
  • You may invite your family and friends to the competition so that they may hear your child. There are no tickets needed to get into the competition area and no additional charge. 
  • Those who are attending only for the day may park in the Gaylord Palms Convention Center Parking. The parking fee is $13/day. 
  • Dress Code: Sunday Best (no flip-flops, jeans, shorts, etc. ) 
    • Boys should wear dress pants, shirt, tie (and a jacket if you have one)
    • Girls should wear a dress or other modest outfit that is suitable for Sunday Church service. No short skirts. 
  • ​​The Awards Ceremony will take place at 4:30pm in the Sun Ballroom. Individual ratings will be posted outside this room before the ceremony. All other awards will be awarded during the ceremony.
  • Lunch - Food prices at the Gaylord Palms  are very high so you may want to make other arrangements to either bring a lunch or go out. There are many places to eat south of the resort.
  • The hotel pool is available only to guests. Wristbands are needed for access.
  • What can I do after my audition and before the awards ceremony? Good question! The Gaylord Palms is a world class resort with many different activities. Relax and enjoy...and click here for FPEA planned activities such as movies in the atrium, etc.  You may also leave the hotel and return for the awards and results if your audition time is early. 
  • ​The piano rooms 1 (Sun A) & 2 (Sun 5-6) are located in the Gaylord Convention Center. Take the escalator to the top floor of the convention center and go left until you near the end of the hall. They will be on your right. From the convention center parking lot: Take the very long escalator to the top. Go straight all the way past the lobby area and to the end of the hall. They will be on your right.
  • The Registration desk, warm-up rooms, vendor area and the instrumental, and vocal auditions rooms will be inside the atrium area.  You will need to find the Emerald Bay A elevators. As you come from the convention center you will go left as you get to the atrium until you see the elevators. If you are coming from the lobby, you will go right or straight until you see them. Take the Emerald Bay A Elevator down to the lowest level (these are also the pool elevators). The emerald bay rooms will be on the left as you get off the elevator. This will be the location of the registration desk, instrumental audition room, warm up area and vendor tables. 
  • The best place to park is the to find the pool area and park in that lot. Follow the sidewalk as if you are going to the pool. You will see the pool check-in area on your right...at this point look to your left and there will be a door going into the hotel. Go in and the Emerald rooms will be down a hallway to the right.
  • If you need to pay your accompanist, please bring cash or a check to the competition for $30 and give to them at the event. 

Please check-in at least one hour prior to your audition time or as early as 8:00am for the early audition times.

9:00-3:00 Competition Auditions

3:30-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30 Awards Ceremony

We want you to be ready for your competition day, so if you have any questions at all  please contact us at: SacredMusicFlorida@gmail.com 

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