Alabama Orchestra Association
About

Important Dates


September 27, 2017
Audition Registration Deadline
October 1-8, 2017
District Auditions
November 16, 2017
Results Posted
December 1, 2017
Scholarship Application Deadline
December 1, 2017
Festival Registration Deadline
December 2, 2017
Begin Notifying Alternates
December 15, 2017
Music Mailed
February 8-11, 2018
All-State Festival

About the AOA

The Alabama Orchestra Association was established to foster a spirit of friendliness, fellowship, and cooperation among string teachers and orchestra conductors in the State of Alabama. The mission is to develop a comprehensive program that will be of musical and educational benefit to string teachers and their students. AOA hopes to provide a common meeting ground and clearing house for an exchange of ideas and methods that will stimulate professional growth among string teachers that will, in general, advance the standards of musical and educational achievement for the string students of Alabama.

-quoted from the 1977 AOA bi-laws, Article II, section 1-3


The Alabama Orchestra Association is a division of the Alabama Music Educator's Association, the state chapter of NAfME (National Association for Music Educators). The organization is comprised of an Executive Board of Directors as voted upon by the general membership. The current membership is comprised of an average of 72 music educators from the state of Alabama who are members of MENC and AMEA. Leadership is fully on a volunteer basis. Alabama Orchestra Association organizes all aspects of the AOA part of AMEA Teacher In-Service Conference. AOA also runs the Alabama All State Orchestra Festival which happens yearly during the second weekend in February.

Important Dates


September 27, 2017
Audition Registration Deadline
October 1-8, 2017
District Auditions
November 16, 2017
Results Posted
December 1, 2017
Scholarship Application Deadline
December 1, 2017
Festival Registration Deadline
December 2, 2017
Begin Notifying Alternates
December 15, 2017
Music Mailed
February 8-11, 2018
All-State Festival

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