New Adjudicator Application Information

Adjudicator Training for New Adjudicators Only

Registration for the approval process will open November 10th.  There is room for 20 directors to register and registration will close after the class fills or on December 8th, whichever occurs first. There will be no late registrations accepted, nor will there be any walk ins the day of our first class. This class of adjudicators will be trained on the new Adjudication Sheets approved by the membership at the September 2017 General Meeting.  These new sheets will roll out for the 2019 Concert MPA season. All new adjudicators will be required to go through the entire training before being placed on the Approved List. 

Adjudication approval process for the Florida Orchestra Association, Inc.

The process to becoming a Component Board Approved Adjudicator (CBAA) for the Florida Orchestra Association, Inc. has four steps that must be met satisfactorily before an adjudicator is placed on the CBAA list.

1. The candidate must meet the requirements set forth by the Association’s Board of Directors to begin the process for becoming approved. The following criteria must be met by the candidate:

  • Currently teaching orchestra in the State of Florida, or retired from a school in the State of Florida
  • Received 3 final ratings of superior in the last 5 years of teaching in Florida
  • Has suggested membership in the Association

2. The candidate must attend an initial six (6) hour training class held on Wednesday, January 10, 2017 (before the FMEA Clinic/Conference) in Tampa with our lead adjudicators. (Registration form may be found at the bottom of this page.)

The training class will cover the following topics:

  • Philosophy of adjudicating for the Florida Orchestra Association, Inc.
  • Expectations of an adjudicator for the Florida Orchestra Association, Inc
  • Procedures for adjudicators at an MPA event
  • Instrument being used by the adjudicator
  • Choosing to communicate wisely
  • Middle School/High School expectations
  • String/Full Orchestra expectations
  • Sight-reading expectations
  • Importance of written and verbal comments
  • All work done by candidates will be collected and reviewed by the Committee

3. The candidate must attend a designated MPA in your area of the state for a day with a Lead Adjudicator. Dates are:

  • 2/17:  Tenoroc HS Lakeland, FL
  • 2/24:  Palmetto Ridge HS Naples, FL
  • 3/3:    Satellite HS Satellite Beach, FL        

No remuneration will be given to the candidate for their attendance. The following criteria must be met by the candidate at the designated MPA:

  1. Attend the pre-MPA adjudicator meeting (be early)
  2. Adjudicate performances with verbal and written comments throughout the day with each one followed up by a discussion with the Lead Adjudicator
  3. Turn in all adjudication sheets and recordings labeled with their name to the Lead Adjudicator

All written and recorded work from the initial training session and from the MPA adjudication day will be reviewed by the Adjudication Committee.  Once that is completed, the candidate will be notified that they will either be placed on the CBAA list, be asked to remediate a portion of the training, or not be granted CBAA status.

Required Application Form for New Adjudicators

Registration for the approval process for new adjudicators will open November 10, 2017. No registration forms will be accepted after the class fills or December 8, 2017, whichever occurs first .

New MPA Adjudicator Training Application Form (Please download the pdf and fill it in from your computer. Thank you!)