Any questions about All-State auditions should be asked to your Band Director.
During the 2020-2021 school year only, any elementary or secondary student desiring to audition for a Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) All-State performing ensemble may audition and participate when the following conditions are met:
All-State performances are part of the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) Professional Development Conference in January. For more information about the performances and rehearsals, please see the FMEA Conference website and the FMEA All-State Conference Policies.
Directors of accepted all-state students are required to register and attend the FMEA Conference. See the FMEA Conference Policies for details.
Director deadline to be a member of FBA/FMEA
**All FMEA/FBA student eligibility rules are still in place at this time but are currently under review.
FBA Handbook, page 27, IV-C.2
Director deadline to enter all students auditioning for all-state bands into MPA-ONLINE
*Late fees will be assessed for entries after the 16th
Audition Fees will NOT be collected by District Chairs at this time. The assessment amount will roll
over into the school’s assessment that is paid in the Spring.
All-State Paperwork/FMEA Contracts due to district chairs
*Late fees will be assessed for paperwork received after the 18th
The FMEA contracts can be PDF files emailed to and from the students/parents/district chairs, but they will need actual signatures on them, perhaps by using this free website to sign online:
https://smallpdf.com/sign-pdf or parents can use Acrobat if they have it, or print the contracts and email back a picture of it signed (as long as it is legible when printed).
Once contract barcodes are scanned by the district chair, directors will be able to see that they have been received on the all-state entry page. Also on that page will be an instruction sheet populated for each individual student including instructions for the HeartOut App (the app we will be using to record auditions), information that must be given when students create their user account in the HeartOut App (this includes their individual MPA Online Audition ID number) and the order of the audition music that the student must perform.
**If a contract has not been submitted and/or scanned, the instruction sheet including the individual MPA online student number will NOT be available for that student.
Video tutorials for the HeartOut App will be made available for directors and students
Students will download the HeartOut App and create a user account. This account will consist of First Name, Last Initial, Student Email Address (this must be the same email address that is entered for the student in MPA online) and their MPA Online Audition ID number.
The HeartOut App has an unlimited trial run feature so students can get acquainted with how it works, so they can hear the sound quality in order to adjust their phone placement, etc. Once students are comfortable, they can begin their audition process.
Students will be allowed 3 opportunities to record their audition. Once all 3 are recorded, the student can select their best and MUST press SUBMIT.
Fri, Sept 25 - Sat, Sept. 26: 11/12 Symphonic Band Auditions
Sun, Sept 27 - Mon, Sept. 28: 9/10 Concert Band Auditions
Fri, Oct 2 - Sat, Oct 3: MS & Jazz Auditions
*Audition dates were selected so that each audition group had 1 weekend day available to record their audition.
HeartOut will have a help desk available to students during all 6 audition dates in the event troubleshooting is necessary.
Nov 6: List posted to directors on MPA online
Dec 1: The latest that music will be emailed to students/directors