Performing Arts K-12
Florida Bandmasters, Orchestra, Vocal and Elementary All State Auditions 
Auditions for each of the component organizations All State Performing Groups are held in September with the results released later in the fall. All State auditions are for elementary through high school student musicians. The best musicians in the state are selected to form a variety of performing ensembles which are part of the January state Music Education Professional Development Conference where they get to work with nationally renowned clinician/conductors.

Application/Adjudications for Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts (DPAC) Applause Awards
This competition is opened to all high school drama programs. Judges attend musical theatre performances and adjudicate for all categories including theatre, tech theatre, costume and set design, sound and lighting, etc. Awards are held in a Grammy-style event at (DPAC) in June.

Application/Adjudications for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's Orchestra of Distinction program 
This competition is opened to all high school orchestra programs. Judges visit at school orchestra rehearsals to select the winners. Winning orchestra are invited to activities with the Orlando Philharmonic as well as receive guest artists from the orchestra who come out to work with the performing groups at their schools. Performing opportunities are available for the schools identified as winners.

District 11 Thespian Individual & Ensemble Performance Assessment 
This event is for high school drama students who perform for a panel of experts in the area of theatre. They receive critical feedback to help move their performance to the next level. Those who receive a Superior ranking are invited to participate in the State Thespian Festival where they are again adjudicated (this time by many college professors who are looking to recruit talent to their college) as well as other thespian troupes from throughout the state.

Choral Extravaganza – not a competition 
All MS & HS choruses are invited to participate. This event helps prepare our choruses for upcoming Music Performances by receiving peer-to-peer feedback as well as raising funds that are used to bring in All County clinicians.

Marching Band Extravaganza  
A pre-adjudication event for all MS & HS marching bands. Local judges are brought in as well as peer-to-peer evaluations to help each band receive feedback prior to their music assessment. Funds raised from door donations are used to defray the cost of the upcoming Music Performance Assessments.

District 10 Florida Bandmasters Associations (FBA) Marching Band Music Performance Assessment at OHS 
All MS and HS bands perform at this event. FBA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking to each of the high school groups. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our band students and teachers. The middle school bands perform in between each high school band allowing the time for the adjudicators to record their comments and rankings. This event is a vital tool for recruiting/retaining band students from middle to high school programs.

All County MS & HS Band, Orchestra and Vocal auditions
Auditions are held for all MS & HS bands, orchestras and choral programs. The most accomplished musicians as determined by the auditions are invited to participate in All County performances where expert clinicians are brought in to workshop our students and conduct an All County Concert.

District 8 Florida Orchestra Associations (FOA) HS Orchestra Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment  
HS orchestra students perform their solo or small ensemble pieces for adjudication. FOA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our orchestra students and teachers. Students and small ensembles receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with many college professors with expertise of their particular instrument. These professors who serve as adjudicators at the state level not only provide feedback to our students, but they are scouting for students to recruit to their colleges and offer scholarship opportunities to.

Florida Theatre Conference Performance HS Adjudication in Gainesville 
High School drama students perform for college professors from across the country who are looking to recruit students to their colleges as well as to make scholarship offers.

District 10 Florida Vocal Associations (FVA) District Choral Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment  
HS choral students perform their solo or small ensemble pieces for adjudication. FVA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our choral students and teachers. Students and small ensembles receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with many college choral professors. These professors who serve as adjudicators at the state level not only provide feedback to our students, but they are scouting for students to recruit to their colleges and offer scholarship opportunities to.

District 11 Thespian HS One-Act Performance Assessment 
This event is for high school drama programs who perform their One-Act Plays for a panel of experts in the area of theatre. They receive critical feedback to help move their performance to the next level. Those who receive a Superior ranking are invited to participate in the State Thespian Festival where they are again adjudicated (this time by many college professors who are looking to recruit talent to their college) as well as other thespian troupes from throughout the state.

District 11 Jr. Thespian Performance Assessment 
This event is modeled off of the HS Thespian Assessment, but targeted at MS students. Students who participate in the Jr. Thespian event are better prepared to participate once they get to the high school level. Those who are rated Superior are invited to perform at the Jr. Thespian State Performance Assessment.

Florida Music Education Association’ All State Ensembles in Tampa 
This event is for all elementary, middle and high school students who were selected by audition back in the fall. The best musicians in the state are selected to form a variety of performing ensembles which are part of the January state Music Education Professional Development Conference where they get to work with nationally renowned clinician/conductors. The concerts are attended by thousands of parents, fellow music teachers, music supervisors and college professors.

All County MS & HS Concert Band Performance 
The best MS and HS band students are selected to comprise 2 HS and 2 MS All County Bands. Expert clinician/conductors are brought in to work with our students over the course of a couple of rehearsals culminating in a concert for families and friends. Clinicians who are brought in for this event bring new perspectives to not only our music students but to our music teachers as well. The music teachers participate in a lesson study professional development in which they observe the expert clinicians working with our students.

All County MS & HS All County Jazz Festival   
The best MS and HS jazz band students are selected to comprise 2 HS and 2 MS All County Bands. Expert clinician/conductors are brought in to work with our students over the course of a couple of rehearsals culminating in a concert for families and friends. Clinicians who are brought in for this event bring new perspectives to not only our music students but to our music teachers as well. The music teachers participate in a lesson study professional development in which they observe the expert clinicians working with our students. On the day of the concert, all of our middle and high schools are invited to bring their schools jazz band to perform a short set that is adjudicated by the expert clinicians. This provides valuable feedback to the director in preparation for the upcoming Jazz Music Performance Assessment.

All County MS & HS Choral All County Concert
The best MS and HS choral students are selected to comprise a MS and HS All County Chorus. Expert clinician/conductors are brought in to work with our students over the course of a couple of rehearsals culminating in a concert for families and friends. Clinicians who are brought in for this event bring new perspectives to not only our music students but to our music teachers as well. The music teachers participate in a lesson study professional development in which they observe the expert clinicians working with our students.

District 8 Florida Orchestra Association MS Solo & Ensemble 
MS orchestra students perform their solo or small ensemble pieces for adjudication. FOA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our orchestra students and teachers. Students and small ensembles receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with adjudicators with expertise of their particular instrument.

Jr. Thespian State Competition 
This event is for MS drama students who have earned a Superior at the district level. They have the opportunity of receiving expert feedback to improve performance/achievement of students and teachers alike.

District 10 Florida Bandmaster’s Association Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment 
MS and HS band students perform their solo or small ensemble pieces for adjudication. FBA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our band students and teachers. Students and small ensembles receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with many college professors with expertise of their particular instrument. These professors who serve as adjudicators at the state level not only provide feedback to our students, but they are scouting for students to recruit to their colleges and offer scholarship opportunities to.

District 10 Florida Bandmaster’s Jazz Band Music Performance Assessment  
MS and HS jazz band students perform their Jazz ensemble pieces for adjudication. FBA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our band students and teachers. Jazz Bands receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with many college professors with expertise of their particular instrument. These professors who serve as adjudicators at the state level not only provide feedback to our students, but they are scouting for students to recruit to their colleges and offer scholarship opportunities to. The feedback received from the All County Jazz clinicians earlier in the year helps to prepare the Jazz Bands for this event.

Elementary All County Music  The best elementary music students are selected to comprise an elementary choir and Orff Ensemble. Expert clinician/conductors are brought in to work with our students over the course of a couple of rehearsals culminating in a concert for families and friends. Clinicians who are brought in for this event bring new perspectives to not only our music students but to our music teachers as well. The music teachers participate in a lesson study professional development in which they observe the expert clinicians working with our students.

Arts Alive Auditions for all arts disciplines (including creative writing)
High School students are selected through application, audition, and interview to participate in a Showcase Performance. Scholarships are given in each arts discipline. Professors and professionals working in each arts discipline area are brought in to assist with judging. This is a premier event for our county. In addition to announcing the Arts Alive Scholar winners, the Arts Teacher and the Rookie Arts Teacher of the Year are announced at the event.

District 10 Florida Vocal Associations’ Choral Concert Music Performance Assessment  
HS choruses perform for adjudication. FVA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our choral students and teachers. Students and small ensembles receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with many college choral professors. These professors who serve as adjudicators at the state level not only provide feedback to our students, but they are scouting for students to recruit to their colleges and offer scholarship opportunities to.

District 10 Florida Bandmasters Associations’ Pre-Music Performance Assessment  
MS and HS concert bands perform for each other and provide peer-to-peer critique to help prepare for the upcoming Concert Band Music Performance Assessment in which they will be performing for certified FBA adjudicators.

District 10 Florida Bandmaster’s Jazz Band Music Performance Assessment  
MS and HS jazz band students perform their Jazz ensemble pieces for adjudication. FBA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our band students and teachers. Jazz Bands receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with many college professors with expertise of their particular instrument. These professors who serve as adjudicators at the state level not only provide feedback to our students, but they are scouting for students to recruit to their colleges and offer scholarship opportunities to. The feedback received from the All County Jazz clinicians earlier in the year helps to prepare the Jazz Bands for this event.

Auditions for stART
(Arts Summer Program with Juilliard trained and NYC Teaching Artists) for all arts disciplines MS & HS. This program is done in collaboration with Juilliard trained and New York City teaching artists. Students are selected in each arts discipline to participate in a 2-week summer arts intensive.

District 10 Florida Bandmasters Association Concert Band Music Performance Assessment 

MS and HS band students perform their concert pieces for adjudication. FBA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our band students and teachers. HS Concert Bands receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with many college professors with expertise of their particular instrument. These professors who serve as adjudicators at the state level not only provide feedback to our students, but they are scouting for students to recruit to their colleges and offer scholarship opportunities to. The feedback received from the Pre-MPA Concert earlier in the year helps to prepare the Concert Bands for this event.

District 8 Florida Orchestra Association HS Concert Band Music Performance Assessment 
HS orchestra students perform their concert pieces for adjudication. FOA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our band students and teachers. HS Orchestras receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with many college professors with expertise of their particular instrument. These professors who serve as adjudicators at the state level not only provide feedback to our students, but they are scouting for students to recruit to their colleges and offer scholarship opportunities to.

All County Dance Gala for Elementary, Middle & High School  
All dance programs (elementary through high school) are invited to bring their highest level dance group to perform at an event. Throughout the day, there are multiple dance teaching artists from the community that each group rotates through receiving a workshop in various dance forms (such as ballet, hip hop, ethnic, jazz, etc.). The dance teachers participate in a lesson study professional development in which they observe the expert clinicians working with our students throughout the day. A culminating performance is enjoyed by family and friends.

District 10 Florida Vocal Association Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment  
MS and HS choral students perform their solo or small ensemble pieces for adjudication. FVA certified judges provide valuable feedback and a ranking. This feedback is used to improve performance/achievement of our choral students and teachers. HS students and small ensembles receiving a superior rating are invited to perform for a State Music Performance Assessment which puts them in touch with many college professors with expertise of their particular instrument. These professors who serve as adjudicators at the state level not only provide feedback to our students, but they are scouting for students to recruit to their colleges and offer scholarship opportunities to.

Florida State Thespian Festival in Tampa 
Drama performances that are selected at their District Thespian Performance Assessments are invited to perform at the state level. There they receive adjudication and some might have the opportunity to perform for thousands as a mainstage. College theatre professors are out recruiting and offering scholarship opportunities for their colleges.

All County Orchestra Concert for Elementary, MS & HS 
The county's best orchestra students are selected by audition earlier in the year to participate in one of the All County Orchestra groups. Expert clinician/conductors are brought in to work with our students over the course of a couple of rehearsals culminating in a concert for families and friends. Clinicians who are brought in for this event bring new perspectives to not only our music students but to our music teachers as well. The music teachers participate in a lesson study professional development in which they observe the expert clinicians working with our students.

Florida Bandmasters Association State Band Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessment 
Students and small ensembles (including Jazz Ensembles) receiving Superior ratings at District Music Performance Assessments are invited to participate at the state level. At this level, they receive feedback from high level adjudicators. Many college professors serve as adjudicators giving exposure to our students for college opportunities including scholarships.

HS Choral Masterworks Concert 
All HS choral directors select their finest upperclassman to perform a classical masterwork accompanied by a live orchestra. A college professor is brought in to workshop the choir and orchestra and to conduct a culminating concert. This is an opportunity for our students to sing a higher level of repertoire than can typically be accomplished in a school setting as well as to perform with a live orchestra. Professional singers from the community are brought in as soloists, exposing our students to an even greater professional experience.

Arts Alive Showcase and Student Scholarship Event
For High School students selected through application, audition, and interview to participate in a Showcase Performance. Scholarships are given in each arts discipline. Professors and professionals working in each arts discipline area are brought in to assist with judging. This is a premier event for our county. In addition to announcing the Arts Alive Scholar winners, the Arts Teacher and the Rookie Arts Teacher of the Year are announced at the event.

Concert Band Extravaganza East & West locations 
This is not a competition, but an extremely important event for all MS & HS bands to participate in. The event is held in a gymnasium. Each school prepares a selection to perform. Middle schools have the opportunity to see their high school feeder perform (recruitment brilliance). The grand finale showcases ALL the bands performing a selection together (typically 1,000 band students). Door proceeds help to fund our All County Concert Band and Jazz Band clinicians and music.

District 8 Florida Orchestra Associations’ Concert State Music Performance Assessment 
HS Orchestras receiving Superior ratings at District Music Performance Assessments are invited to participate at the state level. At this level, they receive feedback from high level adjudicators. Many college professors serve as adjudicators giving exposure to our students for college opportunities including scholarships.

District 10 Florida Vocal Associations’ Concert State Music Performance Assessment  
HS Choruses receiving Superior ratings at District Music Performance Assessments are invited to participate at the state level. At this level, they receive feedback from high level adjudicators. Many college professors serve as adjudicators giving exposure to our students for college opportunities including scholarships.

District 10 Florida Bandmasters Associations’ State Concert Band Music Performance Assessment.
HS Concert Bands receiving Superior ratings at District Music Performance Assessments are invited to participate at the state level. At this level, they receive feedback from high level adjudicators. Many college professors serve as adjudicators giving exposure to our students for college opportunities including scholarships.

String Along East & West 
This is not a competition, but an extremely important event for all Elementary, Middle and High School Orchestras to participate in. Each school prepares a selection to perform. Elementary and Middle schools have the opportunity to see their high school feeder perform (recruitment brilliance). Door proceeds help to fund our All County Orchestra clinicians and music.

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