Melbourne High School Chamber Orchestra to Perform During Statewide Music Education Conference
By Space Coast Daily // December 12, 2020
Melbourne High School orchestra program features over 140 students
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne High School Chamber Orchestra has been selected to perform during the Florida Music Education Association Virtual Professional Development Conference & All-State Experience.
The ensemble will perform virtually during the President’s Concert on January 13, 2021, 8 p.m – 9 p.m.
The Melbourne High School orchestra program features over 140 students, five-string orchestra classes, a symphony orchestra, IB Music, Tri-M Music Honor Society, and Happy Harmonies, an MHS community outreach group.
The orchestra director is Michelle Eggen, cellist and graduate of Florida State University, and the string consultant is Gary Mousseau, bassist and graduate of the University of South Florida.
The Melbourne High School Orchestra seeks to create lifelong musicians who respect and care for the world around them while maintaining a high standard of performance.
“This performance opportunity is a highlight in the long history of excellent music programs at Melbourne High which reflects great credit on our Music Department for their dedication to providing the best music education possible to our students,” said Melbourne High School Principal, Dr. James C. Kirk.
FMEA President Dr. Steven N. Kelly said, “Being selected to perform for the President’s Concert of the FMEA Conference is one of the most prestigious honors an ensemble can receive. It is a recognition of dedication, hard work, and achievement at the highest level by both the students and teachers as they represent the very best of their schools and communities.”
This year’s conference will feature more than 120 sessions, including more than 70 live, interactive sessions for music educators in all subjects and teaching levels; on-demand access to all session recordings; a Virtual Exhibit Hall; a College Fair; networking; the All-State Experience; and performances and mini-concerts.
There will also be a Pre-Conference focusing on “Health & Wellness for Music Educators.”
Please contact Val Anderson at Val@FMEA.org or 800-301-3632 to access this or other conference sessions. More information about the FMEA Virtual Professional Development Conference may be found here. More information about the Melbourne High School Orchestra program may be found here.