Thank you for your interest in our 2023 FMEA All-State Orff Ensemble! Please read the following for success with your student audition.

Thank you for your interest in auditioning students for the All-State Orff Ensemble. We want your participation in this process to be successful. The downloadable packet will be released by August 1st and has critical information to help you conduct your auditions with ease and validity. You must take time to READ with comprehension what is required. You must follow all procedures, which will require preparation on your part. If you have questions, please use this email address for a quicker response: 


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Be sure you are prepared to:

  • READ the entire packet carefully.

  • Have current membership for FMEA/FEMEA.

  • Prepare all audition music with students.

  • Submit online-generated Orff application form with student/parent signature.

  • Submit an online Invoice/Teacher Contract signed by teacher and principal.

  • Understand about all required fees, checks and deadlines.

  • Secure an Orff-style alto xylophone

  • Follow the 2023 audition packet.

  • Record video audition using .mov or .mp4 format and in landscape orientation if on your phone.

  • Upload your recording(s) by the September 22 deadline.

  • Select ensemble preference, if auditioning for both All-State ensembles.

We look forward to working with you and creating a memorable All-State Orff experience with our conductors, Karen Benson and Chris Judah-Lauder.  Results will be posted on October 5, 2022.

Lisa Hewitt and Rosemary Pilonero
FMEA All-State Orff Co-Coordinators


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Fast Facts about Regionals

  • Select location at Audition Entry Point

  • Date is 10/22/2022

  • Locations are: University of West Florida, University of Central Florida and Florida International University

  • Registration Fee for selected students is $79

  • Teachers must accompany their students.

  • Teacher registration is $15

  • Follow link for more details: Regional Honors Ensembles Information

Orff audition recordings must be .mp4 or .MOV video files, preferrably no bigger than 854 x 480 resolution. If 854 x 480 is not an option, choose 540p or the lowest one possible. Here are some instructions for recording the auditions using a laptop with a webcam:

Macintosh Computers:

Windows Computers:

Phones or Tablets:

You are now able to upload the video directly from your phone or iPad without needing to export to your computer. 

  • Hold your phone sideways. No vertical video!
  • Record the video using the phone camera. It should appear in your Photos app or Camera Roll
  • Using the web browser on your phone, login to the FMEA website and follow the instructions below. On the upload page, tap "Select File" and then browse to the Photos or Camera Roll on your phone to find the correct video file.  

To enter your students and upload their audition videos, login to the FMEA website and look under the "FEMEA" heading on the members-only home page. You must be a current FEMEA member for that section to appear. Video Demonstration