The Mission of the Florida School Music Association is to provide leadership, advocacy, and services for school music programs in support of quality music education experiences for students.
The Florida School Music Association, Inc (FSMA) is a non-profit 501c (3) corporation that was established in 1998 after the Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA) was restructured in 1997. The purpose of this association is to provide oversight for interscholastic music activities for public, private, and home school students at the middle and high school levels. The association recognizes the component organizations Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Orchestra Association, and Florida Vocal Association to sponsor district and state Music Performance Assessments (MPA) for bands, orchestras, and choruses in Florida secondary schools.
FSMA provides financial oversight of component organizations by facilitating annual audits that comply with Florida Statute 1006.19 to ensure legal compliance and enable component boards to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities. FSMA provides resources to assist component organizations in improving financial control and policies.
FSMA membership is required for schools that wish to participate in state-recognized interscholastic music activities, which include music performance assessments for large ensembles and for solo-ensemble events. See the Join or Renew page for more information.
The Florida School Music Association does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
The Florida School Music Association is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
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