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Crossover is a one-day festival on Saturday, April 29, 2017 that celebrates students as makers of music from popular music genres such as rock, alternative, blues, pop, R&B, hip hop, funk, folk, indie rock, electronic dance music, country, rap, punk, soul, metal, Southern rock, Latin, new age, reggae, etc. The 2017 2nd Annual event will be held on the Gibbs Campus of St. Petersburg College.

Submission Process

  • All Florida students in grades K-12 are eligible to participate. Students must, however, be nominated by an FMEA member teacher. The nominating teacher of each selected ensemble must attend the festival.
  • Each student can be involved in no more than two submissions.
  • Individual teachers can nominate up to three different ensembles.
  • Ensembles of two or more students may apply.
  • To apply, ensembles must submit URL addresses (from YouTube, Vimeo, TeacherTube, etc.) to video recordings of two pieces; one cover and one original are required (12 minutes maximum total). Make sure videos are set to Public or Unlisted (available to anyone with the link) but not Private.
  • The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST March 17, 2017. Only applications completed by this time will be considered.
  • Ensembles selected for participation will be notified by March 27, 2017. Please note, that students in selected ensembles are expected to participate in Crossover activities throughout the day including the educational workshops and the ending jam session.

Crossover Music Festival Application


  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 - St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus. It is anticipated the festival will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the wrap-up jam session at 6:30 p.m.
  • Ensembles will perform two pieces (12 minute time limit) and then receive a 20 minute clinic with one or more clinicians.
  • Educational workshops will be scheduled throughout the day for students and teachers.
  • A jam session for all participants, teachers and clinicians will occur at the close of the festival.
  • Entry Fee: $20 per student. This will include a light lunch and a t-shirt.
  • Morrisound Honor Band: One group will be selected to receive six hours of studio and engineering time. This award is meant to honor one ensemble for a synthesis of performance criteria. Judges are looking for a combination of performance quality and significant expressions of creativity, originality and passion. Especially taken into account will be aspects of creativity, originality, balance, blend, appropriate use of vocals, stage presence, audience interaction, and level of enthusiasm.