Finale Performance Assessment
3.3 | 3 Votes
What is an FPA file?
An FPA file is a musical performance assessment created by MakeMusic Finale, a scorewriter for Windows and macOS. It contains a record of how many notes a musician played correctly while using the Finale Performance Assessment tool. Current versions of Finale do not create FPA files, but they can still open them.
MakeMusic Finale is a popular music notation program used by composers and other musicians. Some previous versions of the app included a Performance Assessment tool that allowed musicians to play along with a piece of sheet music, record themselves performing the song, and review their performance.
The performance assessments Finale created were saved as FPA files. Each FPA file contains a copy of the sheet music a musician played along with, with notes the musician played accurately highlighted in green and notes the musician missed highlighted in red.
NOTE: Finale Performance Assessment was discontinued with the release of Finale 2007.
How to open an FPA file
You can open an FPA file with MakeMusic Finale (Windows, Mac). To do so, select File → Open... from the program's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your FPA file.
Programs that open FPA files
Front Panel Encrypted Order File
|Developer||Front Panel Express|
2.5 | 2 Votes
An FPA file may also be an encrypted file containing information for an order processed with Front Panel e-commerce software.