Who Should Attend?

Middle and high school orchestras who are looking to gain performance experience and recognition on a national level, learn from prominent clinicians in the strings community, and have fun making music!

High School Competition
Middle School Competition

Full Orchestra
String Orchestra
Youth Orchestra

Competition and Ratings
Ratings and Comments
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Information for 2022

COVID Safety and Mitigation Protocols at the 2022 ASTA National Orchestra Festival

Applications for 2022 are now closed. If you are interested in participating in the 2023 ASTA National Orchestra Festival in Orlando, Florida, sign up to receive information as soon as it's available.

Why Invest?

  • National recognition to elevate your program and showcase in your community.
  • Great way to engage, motivate, and recruit students.
  • Build relationships with students and directors from around the country.
  • Receive valuable written and recorded comments from leading adjudicators.
  • Personalized post-performance clinic for your orchestra with a renowned clinician.
  • Access to a national strings conference with 100+ strings vendors.
"My group grew musically and socially on this journey to the National Orchestra Festival stage, and many of my students have expressed the trip to the NOF event was the best orchestra trip they have been a part of."   - Director, Mona Shores High School Chamber Orchestra