Audition requirements are usually available in May.
Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Elementary, and Orff audition material will be posted on the respective component association websites.
An all-state participant's contract must be completed for every student auditioning for all-state ensembles or who are being nominated for honors ensembles. These contracts will be generated for the teacher to print when the students are entered online. They are to be sent to your district chair along with your entry forms and audition fees (except FBA Honor Band paperwork is sent to the address on the nomination form, not the district chair). Some component organizations also have additional contracts to be signed or filled out by the students or parents, so see your component's website for more information.
Teachers should print the participant contracts generated in MPA Online or your Online All-State Entry Page after entering all of your students.
Any secondary student participating in the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) All-State performing ensemble must be enrolled/registered at a public school, private school, public charter school, home education music cooperative*, or virtual school. In addition, the student must be a regularly participating member in the appropriate middle school or high school performing ensemble (band, chorus, orchestra, or guitar ensemble) from that school, and sponsored by the Active FMEA/Component member teacher from that school. A home-education student must either be a regularly participating member in a school ensemble listed above or enrolled/registered at a home education music cooperative. In addition, the student must be a regular participating member of an ensemble equivalent to the above in the music cooperative*. Home education students must be sponsored by their Active FMEA/Component member teacher from that home education music cooperative*. If the appropriate performing ensemble does not exist at the student's local public, private, public charter school, home education music cooperative*, or virtual school, the student MUST be enrolled in one of the other eligible performing ensembles at that school and be sponsored by that Active FMEA/Component member teacher from that school.
Any student deemed ineligible may appeal to the FMEA eligibility committee prior to September 1st.
*Home Education Cooperatives should also be a member of the Florida School Music Association (FSMA).
Florida Statute 1006.15 (3)(a) requires students to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale, or it's equivalent. Click here for details and procedures for exemption.
The information below is for directors and district chairs who will be recording student auditions. Students do not record their own auditions.
Recording Auditions with MPA-Online (this is the new process that was tested last year by several districts, and should now be used by all districts in FBA, FOA, and FVA):
- Video Instructions/Demonstration
- District chairs: see the video on your MPA-Online Training Videos page for setting up your recording operators
Recording Auditions with Audacity (This is the Old Method that FBA, FOA, and FVA used to use. It should only be used as a backup method in the event you have a really old computer that is not compatible with the MPA-Online method above, or if internet access in your audition rooms is not available):
FEMEA Elementary Chorus: Recording Auditions with Audacity:
FEMEA Orff Ensemble Video Auditions:
- See the FEMEA Orff Ensemble page for instructions
1-800-301-FMEA(3632) • Fax: (850) 942-1793