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!

DIVISIONS:
High School Competition
Middle School Competition

CATEGORIES:
Full Orchestra
String Orchestra
Youth Orchestra

TRACKS:
Competition and Ratings
Ratings and Comments
Comments Only

Apply Today

Applications for NOF 2023 are now open! The application deadline is June 1, 2022.

All orchestras that apply will receive detailed feedback from NOF leadership. Decisions and feedback will be sent to all applicants no later than June 30, 2022.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 NOF WINNERS!


Why Invest?

  • National recognition to elevate your program

  • An opportunity to engage, motivate, and recruit students

  • Build relationships with orchestras from across the country

  • Receive valuable written and recorded comments from expert adjudicators

  • Personalized post-performance clinic for your orchestra with a leading clinician

  • Optional clinic for directors with a renowned conductor

  • Access to a national string education conference and exhibit hall with 100+ string vendors

  • The chance to be NOF Grand Champion
"Overall the festival was a huge success and a tremendous experience for my students and I would highly recommend this festival experience to any group. My orchestra and I have attended a few national festivals and this has been our favorite, by far."  –  Director, Satellite High School, Satellite Beach, Florida