Important Dates


February 9-12, 2017
All-State Festival
March 3, 2017
Registration Deadline for Orchestra Music Performance Assessment
April 21-22, 2017
Orchestra Music Performance Assessment

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.

Orchestra Music Performance Assessment

After a successful first year, orchestra ensembles from Alabama and surrounding states will once again have the opportunity to perform at the 2017 Alabama Orchestra Association’s Music Performance Assessment event. Ensembles will have the opportunity to present 3 selected works to panel of judges and receive ratings on their performance. As part of this event ensembles will also have the opportunity to be assessed on their sight-reading skills. Read more...

2017 Composition Contest

AOA is excited to announce Alejandro Basulto-Martinez as the winner of the 2017 Composition Competition! The winning entry, Triptico de Luz, will be premiered in February by the 2017 Alabama All-State Festival Orchestra, directed by Sandra Dackow.