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 with hundreds of fellow string players!

DIVISIONS:
High School Competition
Middle School Competition

CATEGORIES:
Full Orchestra
String Orchestra
Youth Orchestra

TRACKS:
Competition and Ratings
Ratings and Comments
Comments Only

Information for 2022

  • Orchestras that submit their application and recorded performance by April 30, 2021, will receive preliminary written comments from NOF leadership to help prepare for competition in March 2022.
  • We are accepting performance recordings from January 2019 and later.
  • The 2022 ASTA National Orchestra Festival will follow all CDC and local guidelines for COVID-19 that are in place at the time of the festival.

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