Important Dates


September 1, 2015
Composition Contest Deadline
September 28, 2015
Audition Registration Deadline
October 1-11, 2015
District Auditions
November 16, 2015
Results Posted
December 1, 2015
Scholarship Application Deadline
December 1, 2015
Festival Registration Deadline
December 2, 2015
Begin Notifying Alternates
December 15, 2015
Music Mailed
February 11-14, 2016
All-State Festival

A division of Alabama Music Educators Association, the Alabama Orchestra Association strives to advance the standards of musical & educational achievement for orchestra students throughout the state of Alabama.

2016 All State Festival

The 2016 All State Festival will be held on February 11-14, 2016 at the Moody Music Building in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The conductors this year are:

  • Festival Orchestra: Peter Bay
  • Sinfonia Orchestra: David Pope
  • Consort String Orchestra: Kirsten Marshall

All-State Auditions

Audition excerpts now available here. Online Registration is open until September 28.

Auditions will be held the first two weeks in October. If dates in one district do not fit in your schedule, you can be granted permission to audition in another district. Please contact the president for permission.

2016 Annual Composition Contest

The Alabama Orchestra Association is now accepting submissions for our annual composition contest. Deadline is September 1, 2015. Details are available on our Composition Contest page.