All-District and All-State dates

The Tallahassee Homeschool String Orchestra is now a member of the Florida Schools of Music Association (FSMA), which allows us to send students to All-State auditions. *Students must be in 6th grade or higher to audition for All-District, and 7th grade or higher to audition for All-State.* Below are important dates for both All-District and All-State deadlines as well as audition requirements:

All-State 2018 (in Tampa)
Wednesday, August 30 – All-State Applications and fees due to THSO
(FOA All-State applications)
Monday, September 11 – All-State Auditions (Location in Tallahassee TBD)
January 10-13 – All-State Orchestra in Tampa

Scales required for All-State:
7th & 8th grade (2 octaves for all): C, G, D, F, B-flat, E-flat
9th & 10th grade:
G, A, C, D (3 octaves); E, F, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat (2 octaves) (violin)
C, D, F, G (3 octaves); A, E, B-flat, E-flat, A-flat (2 octaves) (viola and cello)
11th & 12th grade (3 octaves for all): 
G, A, B-flat, C, D, E-flat, F, a, d, and g (violin)
C, D, E-flat, F, G, A, B-flat, d, g, and c (viola)
C, D, E-flat, F, B-flat, E-flat, e, g, and a (cello)

Prepared Excerpts for All-State:
7th & 8th grade: 2018FOAAll-StateAudition07-08Orch
9th & 10th grade: 2018FOAAll-StateAudition09-10Orch
11th and 12th grade: 2018FOAAll-StateAudition11-12Orch-Rev5-20-17

Sight-reading for All-State:
Original 8-measure composition

All-District 2018 (within Tallahassee)
Tentative dates for All-District: March 22-24
Auditions typically take place one month before All-District event.
More dates will be posted as we receive confirmation from our local FOA chapter.

Scales required for All-District (as many octaves as comfortable):
Middle School – C, G, D, F, B-flat
High School – C, G, A, D, F, B-flat, E-flat

Prepared piece released closer to the audition date.