Help us transform our current performance space so that students can continue to learn, perform and shine through the fine arts.

Buy a Chair

For a one-time gift of $500 or higher, you can have a name engraved on a small plaque attached to one of the brand new seats.

Donate Now

Make a single donation to support the exciting renovation of our Schmidt Auditorium.

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Update your Info for a chance to win a sponsored chair. Drawing takes place Jan. 22, 2020.

About The Schmidt Auditorium

The Schmidt Auditorium was built in 1968. It is named in honor of H.H. Schmidt, a prominent pastor in the late 1950's, but most importantly father, grandfather and friend to many at FLA. During that time, plans were in place to modernize our campus with brick buildings, air conditioning and the development of a performing arts center. H.H. Schmidt pushed for the fundraising program that paid for the original Schmidt Auditorium and other improvements on our campus. His family's presence has been in support of FLA for decades, with three generations graduating from FLA. We are grateful for his passion, and we ask you join us as we seek to refresh the facility for further generations to enjoy.

Campaign Budget Information

New Seating


AV Upgrade

(Phase 1)


Lighting $42,000
Speakers $35,000
Microphones $16,000
Projection $42,500



Auditorium Remodel


Bathroom Remodel


Total Cost


Student Testimonials

"Music is the cure for my soul. In troubled times, music helps me relieve my stress and reminds me that God is in control. Thanks to FLA and my teachers, I have grown musically, spiritually and have gained the confidence I need to be a leader. It's been a privilege to sing in such a great ensemble!"

- Ariana Nickless, '18

"The Music Department at FLA allows students to shine and take control of their futures musically. It gets you out of your comfort zone and introduces you to new things you can take with you when you graduate."

- Jacob Bleauost

"FLA's music department puts me in the position to succeed in something I love and gives me the knowledge that will help me face whatever problems come my way."

- Jhosuet Esten, '18



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Phone: 407-862-8411


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