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The Florida Orchestra Association Hall of Fame was established to honor Florida orchestra educators who have exemplified outstanding achievement, as well as a lifetime of service and leadership to Florida schools.

The criteria for the FOA Hall of Fame are as follows:

  • The nominee has been an active member of the Florida Orchestra Association throughout his or her career.
  • The nominee has at least twenty-five years of teaching experience, the majority of which were served in Florida.
  • The nominee has made significant contributions to the music education profession in Florida.

Nomination Form

Hall of Fame Inductees


  • Michael Allen (posthumously)
  • Judy Evans
  • Mark Thielen