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FIA Program for 2021 National ACB Convention

Registration fee: $10

7/16: 9-11 PM: FIA Showcase of the Performing Arts

Get ready for another outstanding panoply of performances from musicians, poets, and others. The pinnacle of diversity, creativity, and professionalism.

7/16: 11 PM – 12:30 AM: Showcase After Hours.

Participate in our celebration of the Showcase with performers and those behind the scenes who put it all together.

7/17: Late morning: Membership meeting

All are welcome. Hear an overview of our activities during the past year and take part in officer elections.


7/17: 5:30-6:45 PM: Stretching the Canvas, Cosponsored by AABT (More TBA )

7/18: 2:30-3:45 PM: You Gotta Have Harp:

Relax while learning about the harp through presentations and performances. In honor of FIA past president Lynn Hedl. Presenters: Nancy Pendegraph, Huntsville, AL; Jason Castonguay, Manchester, CT

7/19: 7:30-8:45 PM. Opera Arias. (with BPI)

7/19: 9-10:45 PM. Prose and Poetry reading

Share some of your original work or just come listen. (with Next Gen and Blind Pride). Facilitators: Carla Hayes, McMurray, PA 

7/20: 2:30-3:45 PM. Podcasting for Beginners

For those who are interested in, and nervous about, creating podcasts. Will discuss needed equipment and basic techniques. (With Blind Pride and Next Gen). Presenter: Derek Lane, Instructor, IC Music, LLC; Owner, Lane’s Audio; Morganton, NC 

7/21: 9:00- 10:15 PM. A Little Protest Night Music (BPI)

7/22: 5:45-7 PM. FIA Scholarship Winners Come Together

Learn about the exploits of FIA scholarship winners and their plans for the future. (with AABS/AABT.) Panelists:  Wayne Pearcy, Allston, MA; Matthew Shifrin, Newton, MA; Meghan Downing, Santa Barbara CA; and 2021 scholarship winner.  Moderators: Peter Altschul, Columbia, MO. and Nancy Pendegraph, Huntsville, AL

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