FOA Mission:

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.

2016 Honors Orchestras

The lists for the 2016 MS and HS Honors Orchestras are posted. FOA members will be able to access the lists using the login information sent them earlier.

2016 All-State Results Posting

The results for the 2016 All-State Orchestras will be available to FOA members on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. An email has been sent to FOA Members with login information. If you are an FOA member and do not receive an email by Monday evening, November 2, contact the webmaster.

Please note that Honors Orchestra results will be available November 11.

Once the results have been opened for members to view, you will find the results page listed under the All-State section of the menu on the right of your screen. You must login with the provided credentials before you will be able to see the page listed in the menu.

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

The  FOA Membership Calendar for 2015-2016 has been posted in the Member Resources section.

MPA Sight Reading Music Selection Rubric

The revised rubric for Concert MPA sight reading music has been posted in the District MPA Forms section of

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