FOA/FL-ASTA Fall Conference

Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, 2022
Conference Registration Postmark Date: September 16, 2022

Hotel Reservations Deadline: September 22, 2022

Conference Details

This year, we are excited to welcome David Eccles as our keynote speaker and guest conductor at the FOA/FLASTA Fall conference. Mr. Eccles currently serves as Orchestra Program and Upper School Orchestra Director at The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia. For over a decade, he was the Director of String Music Education and Orchestral Activities at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois. He has held string education positions in Georgia, Virginia, and Florida. An active clinician, adjudicator, conductor, and cellist, Eccles has served as music director and principal conductor for numerous youth orchestras. He has also served as a guest conductor for many state, county, regional, and community orchestras.
Mr. Eccles has presented education sessions at several local, state, and international conferences, including The Midwest Band and Orchestra Directors Clinic & Conference, American String Teachers Association Conference, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida Music Educators Conferences. Mr. Eccles is a clinician and consulting author for the Hal Leonard Corporation. Additionally, he is a featured string educator in the book, Rehearsing the High School Orchestra.

In addition to our keynote speaker, we will also have a full line up of helpful and encouraging seminar speakers. Of course, there will be a number of vendors to help you with your supply needs.

The music reading sessions are an eagerly anticipated part of the Fall Conference. Be sure to bring along your string instrument and music stand so that you can join in the fun!

Conference Location:

The Hilton Orlando (6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL) is a luxury hotel with a tremendous number of amenities (see the hotel website for details). It is located only ten to fifteen minutes from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). The conference is a wonderful opportunity to network with other string teachers, attend some great seminars and relax!



Conference Cost: 

Preregistration Fee (Postmark Deadline Sept. 16, 2022):

  • FOA/ASTA Members: $75.00

  • Retired/Spouse: $45.00

  • Collegiate Members: $15.00

On-Site Registration Fee:

  • FOA/ASTA Members: $100.00

  • Retired/Spouse: $60.00

  • Collegiate Members: $25.00

Hotel Costs (Hotel Reservation Deadline Sept. 22, 2022)

  • Single/Double: $175.00 per day

  • Resort Fee: $13.00 per day

  • The included amenities are listed on the conference registration form.

**Fall Conference Hotel Reservation Information

  • Phone: (888-488-3509, Reference the FOA Fall Conference rate)

2022 Fall Conference Schedule (TBA)

2022 Fall Conference Registration Form


Revised, May 11, 2022