Sacred Music Florida's 3rd Annual Competition

Set a Goal - Work Hard - Compete - Grow

  • ​​Competition location is the Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • Thursday May 24th, 2018
  • The competition will be held entirely in the Gaylord Convention Center side of the hotel this year. If you park in the convention center parking lot, you will see a very long escalator when you enter. Take this up (which will be the 3rd floor). Walk straight down the hallway to the far end where you will see the Sacred Music registration area (past the FPEA Registration booths). This is the Sun Ballroom area.
  • ​Referring to the convention hall map below, we will be using Sun A, B, C and Flagler as audition rooms and Captiva 2 for Kathy and Will's rehearsal room. I will give you room assignments when you check in.  Our vendors will be in Sun Lobby.
  • Please check-in at the registration desk at least 1 hour prior to your audition time. If your audition is an 8:00-9:00am time then you may arrive only 30 minutes early. I will be there at 7:00am if there is need for rehearsals with accompanists, etc.
  • Make sure to bring an original score (printed music) for the judges for every piece that you will be performing.​
  • ​If you are a vocalist and will be singing with a track, 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/teachers that you decide to 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. 
  • FPEA Convention registration is not included with your Sacred Music Florida entry.
  • Those who are attending only for the day may park in the Gaylord Palms Convention Center parking lot. The parking fee is $14/day with in and out privileges at no extra cost.
  • 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 4:00pm in the Sun A Ballroom. Individual ratings will be posted inside this room at 3:30.  All other awards will be presented 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...You may also leave the hotel and return for the awards and results if your audition time is early. 
  • If you need to pay your accompanist, please bring cash or a check to the competition. 
  • Please put my name and number into you phone in case you have questions or are running late. Texting is the best way to reach me on that day. Allison DeMarco - 561-271-1006

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

8:00-3:00 Competition Auditions

3:30  Ratings Posted in Sun A Ballroom

4:00-5:00 Awards Ceremony in Sun A Ballroom

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

Competition Day Information