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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: John Whitney

John WhitneyOn November 17, 2014 at 12:15 in the morning John Whitney passed away at the age of 72. A native of Glens Falls, NY, Mr. Whitney earned music degrees from Ithaca College and New England Conservatory. In addition to his 20 year service at the University of Central Florida, he taught 22 years in New York public schools and served as director of strings for Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. John was the founding director of the Southern Tier Symphony and has led orchestras on three continents. He was an extraordinary classical and jazz musician, teacher, conductor, composer, arranger, and mentor.

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2014 - 2015 Concert MPA Music Lists Posted

The updated 2014- 2015 Concert MPA Music lists approved at the August Executive Board meeting are now posted. Please discard copies of previous lists as they are no longer valid.

Approved Adjudicator Requirements

The requirements to become an FOA Approved Adjudicator have changed. Please see the Adjudicator page for additional information.

District MPA Concert Programs

You can now view District and State Concert MPA programs starting from the 2009-2010 school year by using this link. These programs are a resource for you to discover the tried and true as well as to get new ideas for music.

The Concert MPA program page can also be accessed directly through the MPA menu listing on the right side of the web page.

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