Those Brothers who will be in attendance at Fireside Conference Southeast later this month will have the opportunity to meet with Brother Carlisle Floyd. Brother Floyd is one of the most admired and widely performed opera composers and librettists of the last century. Known as the ‘Father of American Opera,’ he is credited with helping to create an American idiom in opera. Floyd’s most popular work, Susannah, has become one of the most performed American operas in history. Having debuted in 1956, in 1957 it won the New York Music Critic’s Circle Award and subsequently was chosen to be America’s official operatic entry at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It has gone to achieve fame both in the United States and internationally. Other well-known works by Floyd include Of Mice and Men and Cold Sassy Tree.

Brother Floyd was the recipient of the Fraternity’s Charles E. Lutton Man of Music Award in 2012. The award was presented at the 54th National Convention in Orlando, FL by Brother Sherrill Milnes, who was the 1982 recipient of the award. We are happy to have him join us for the event.

Registration for Fireside Southeast for Fall 2017 is still open for those Brothers who wish to attend. Registration costs cover your conference materials, Saturday’s lunch, and the dinner banquet.

Late Registration begins October 20, 2017.

Fireside Conference
Florida State Univeristy

October 27-29, 2017

Regular Registration – $40
Late Registration – $50
On-Site Registration – $55

While each Fireside Conference schedule is slightly different based on a number of factors, a typical Fireside Conference schedule begins at approximately 5:30 PM on Friday evening. Registrants will receive a full schedule during the week prior to the event.

Fireside Conference Southeast will be taking place on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, the home of the Epsilon Iota Chapter where Brother Floyd was initiated in 1957.

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