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Support, promote and expand school orchestra programs throughout the State of Florida.
Provide support and training for members in teaching, leadership, and advocacy.
Empower members through mentoring and continuing education.

In Memoriam: Dr. Philip Fink

Dr. Philip Fink

On August 5, 2015, Dr. Philip Fink passed away after a long illness. Dr. Fink was an educator, adjudicator, conductor, as well as mentor and friend to many. He was a staunch supporter of FOA and was a Past-President as well as Past-President of State ASTA, NSOA Southern Division.

As a professional musician, Dr. Fink was principal cellist with the Miami Philharmonic and Opera Orchestra. He was also a composer and arranger. As a high school orchestra and band director, his ensembles earned superior ratings at district and state levels.

Dr. Fink was Chairman of the Music and Fine Art Department at Miami-Dade Community College and Florida International University for over 30 years. He served as an adjudicator, conductor and clinician in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

FOA would like to extend its sincere condolences to his family and all those who knew him.

A memorial service will be held in late November for family and friends.

Membership Calendar for 2015-2016

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MPA Sight Reading Music Selection Rubric

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