Alabama Orchestra Association
Registration is open August to September each year.
All audition recordings are sent to a central location where all audio recordings for each instrument in each orchestra will be sent for impartial adjudication. No judge will adjudicate a section in which he/she has students auditioning. Judges will rank all auditions for each instrument/orchestra from the statewide pool. Using these rankings, a list of students to be accepted for each orchestra will be assembled, with alternates listed in case someone on the list declines or fails to register on time. Click here for the rubric that will be used as a guideline by the judges.
Acceptance lists will be posted on the AOA website on November 17th. If you are accepted, please follow online instructions to register for the festival immediately. Festival registration deadline is December 1, 2014.
If you are accepted: fill out the online registration by December 1. If you do not respond by December 1, an alternate will be notified to take your place. If you decide to decline for any reason, please notify the AOA president as soon as you decide.
Music and additional information will be mailed to registered students beginning in December. You are expected to learn this music BEFORE you arrive in Tuscaloosa for the Festival. If you have questions at any time, contact your District Chair.
To apply for the Alabama Orchestra Association's Financial Aid Program, please complete the application, including the attached letter of Agreement, and required financial documents. This information is confidential. Awards are based on need; the amount of financial aid will be determined by a process which considers household income, number of dependents, and the number of applicants.
Please apply as early as possible. All applications for financial aid for the 2015 Alabama All-State Orchestra Festival must be received no later than December 1, 2014.
Download the application.