FEMEA All-State Adjudication Training - Chorus

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Tampa Convention Center
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FEMEA All-State Adjudication Training


FEMEA All-State Adjudication Training - Chorus

Marie U. Radloff 

Andover Elementary
Music educator

Marie Radloff currently serves as the Immediate Past-President of FEMEA. She started her teaching career in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and has worked as an elementary music specialist in Orange County for the past 30 years, teaching at Andover Elementary School since 2005. Marie is a native Floridian and an alumnus of Florida State University (BME) and the University of Central Florida (MEd.). She performs regularly as a church musician at the First United Methodist Church of Orlando as an oboist and as a member of the Wesley Ringers handbell choir.

Anita Travaglino 

Maniscalco Elementary School
Music Teacher

Anita Travaglino began her career in 1995 in Hillsborough County Florida. She currently teaches music at Claywell Elementary and Essrig Elementary School in Tampa. Her highest professional honor to date was being named 2017 Florida Elementary Music Educator of the Year and finalist for 2002 Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year. She has built strong programs of excellence in vocal and instrumental music that have served as models for her county and state. She has consistently had students selected to perform in the FMEA All-State Elementary Chorus. A huge passion is guiding her students to be songwriters in the Hillsborough County Young Songwriters Symposium. Anita served as the Executive Director for the Florida Elementary Music Educators Assotiation for 14 years. During her tenure, she helped develop the online adjudication training and scoring process for the All-State Elementary Chorus, the Janice Lancaster Professional Development Scholarship and the All-State Orff Ensemble.

April Laymon 

Beauclerc Elementary School
Music Specialist

April M. Laymon is a 29-year-veteran of Florida’s public schools. A graduate of the University of Florida (BME ’90), April has taught at every grade level from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. After nine years as a successful choral director, in 1999 she transitioned to elementary music, where she has been ever since. Mrs. Laymon is currently the Music Specialist at Beauclerc Elementary School in Jacksonville, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2006, and was also a finalist for Duval County Teacher of the Year (2007). During more than 10 years of service on the FEMEA Executive Board, including a term as President, April was deeply committed to moving the organization forward. She served on the All-State Task Force committee, both in revamping and updating the audition process for the Chorus, but also in helping to form and lay groundwork for the FMEA All-State Orff Ensemble, the first of its kind in the nation. In 2014, April was named FMEA Music Educator of the Year.

Session Coordinator:
Marie Radloff

The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.