Monty Bishop
2018 Teacher of the Year

MSVMA is pleased to congratulate Monty Bishop as its Teacher of the Year. His accomplishments were recognized at its Annual Meeting held at the Michigan Music Conference. Requirements for this recognition include MSVMA membership, teaching a minimum of 15 years – 10 of which must be on the secondary level in Michigan, demonstrating consistent excellence in performance and being influential in creating a love and understanding of music for the masses.


Choral Festival - Optional Choir Background Information

Are there circumstances related to your choir that you would like to share with festival adjudicators?

MSVMA has created an opportunity for you to share information about your choir through its new Choir Background Information form. This new option helps you convey circumstances or information to adjudicators.

Through Song

MSVMA is pleased to announce its 47th Annual Summer Conference registration is open!

 August 1 - 3, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol

Join us as headliners Dr. Andrea Ramsey, Composer and Guest Conductor and Dr. Tim Sharp, Executive Director of American Choral Directors share insights on warm-ups, reading sessions and rehearsals. Choose from breakout sessions that will help you enhance your knowledge and your students’ learning environment. Enjoy sampling repertoire in high school and middle school reading sessions. Connect with new friends and catch up with old friends as well as have a great time in downtown Lansing.   

Proposal 17-11: Required Number of Solo and Small Ensemble Repertoire Copies at Solo & Ensemble Festival Rescinded

The MSVMA Executive Board has rescinded Proposal 17-11: Required Number of Solo and Small Ensemble Repertoire Copies at Solo & Ensemble Festival.

At District and State Solo & Ensemble festivals, original scores must be provided to the adjudicator.  All performers using music must use original scores.  A final determination will not be issued for failure to comply with these guidelines.

Membership Feedback Opportunity
Your State Office wants to hear from you. We are eager to strengthen communication with our members. Do you have an idea to improve a process, event or procedure?  Do you have a question that you haven’t been able to get answered? Here is your opportunity to let us know what you want and need to get the maximum benefit from your MSVMA membership for you and your students.  Click here to let us know!

Through Song Journal of MSVMA

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Members must update their profile on the website and on the scheduler page. 

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Enrollment for MSVMA membership is open. Your decision to join Michigan’s premier vocal educators professional association offers you and your students a host of meaningful opportunities to learn more about singing and to interact and collaborate with other teachers and students. From our MSVMA festivals, events and activities to our professional development opportunities and access to interesting MSVMA website content and important announcements, everything we do is designed to support you and your students as you grow and develop your interest in vocal music. Your payment must be received by the MSVMA State Office by September 15.

Thank you for being part of MSVMA!  We look forward to seeing you at MSMVA events and we wish you and your students success in the coming year!

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Our vision is to reach the hearts of all people through song.

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