District MPA

Concert Hall imageMPA stands for Music Performance Assessments. These are sanctioned outlets for quality feedback on a variety of musical formats. Each FVA district manages two MPA events per year: Solo and Ensemble MPA and Choral MPA (some larger districts may split these up further for scheduling reasons).

General Information

  • For dates and locations in your area, see your district web site or contact your district chairman.
  • All MPA related documents are now found on the forms page.
  • Directors are responsible for knowing and interpreting FVA regulations to their students. Directors are encouraged to study section IV (Annual District MPAs) of the FVA handbook very carefully.
  • ūüÜē¬†The 2018‚Äď19¬†MPA Omnibus is now available and contains detailed information on all FVA Music Performance Assessments.

Adjudication

For MPA judging sheets and all other adjudication related information, please visit the Adjudication page.

Music List

Please visit the FVA Music List page for relevant information. Or, go directly to the searchable music list.

Registration

Entries for All-State and Music Performance Assessments are entered through the MPA online system. This is for FVA Member directors only!! Students and parents must contact their choral director to register.

There is a Getting Started Guide on the front page, and instructions are integrated into the web site. Send an email to josh@flmusiced.org if you have problems or questions.

Results

Statewide Music Performance Assessment Reports are provided by FMEA/FSMA on flmusiced.org.

Sight Reading

Each choir must perform one rhythmic exercise and one melodic exercise from the book of exercises provided. After consultation with the judge, the director will choose from the exercises appropriate to the group. The exercises are composed based on the MPA sight reading criteria. Directors are encouraged to use that document and the MPA melodic SR minimum requirements document to help you determine which examples your students may/will perform. All documents are available below.

The procedures and rules for district sight-reading are laid out in Section IV:F of the FVA Handbook.

Sight Reading Books

District Sight-Reading books are available for $2/each at spring district meetings. They can also be ordered from the State Business Office by submitting the following order form along with a check. Minimum purchase is 20 books.

State MPA

High school entries that receive a rating of superior at districts are qualified to apply for State MPA. At this event, students are evaluated by a highly select panel of adjudicators at a state level adjudication. Please visit the State MPA page for complete information.