National Orchestra Festival
Atlanta, GA March 8-10, 2018
The deadline to submit your application materials for the 2018 festival is April 15, 2017.
If you have any questions about the festival, please email email@example.com or call us at 703-279-2113.
Meet this year's distinguished Adjudicators and Clinicians!
The National Orchestra Festival© is an annual festival held in
conjunction with the ASTA National Conference. The NOF brings together
orchestras from around the country to a single location in order to
provide an unparalleled opportunity to receive placement, ratings,
comments and education from leading clinicians and adjudicators in the
industry. Orchestras are selected to participate in the national
festival based on their application and supporting materials. The
festival encompasses Youth Orchestras, Middle School Orchestras, and
High School Orchestras in their choice of Competition, Ratings and/or
Comments categories. All festival groups receive recorded and written feedback from all invited
adjudicators. Each group also receives an educational clinic directly
after its performance from one of our two clinicians. In addition, ASTA has created some high school student focused education content sessions to round out your experience in Atlanta!
Competitive groups perform for placement within their own division:
Middle School, High School, or Youth Orchestra. The NOF has the opportunity for two Grand
Champions, both of whom will play in the NOF Concert on Saturday, March 10, 2018. This final performance is open to all attendees of the National Conference and is th4e culminating event of the conference. There
will be a Grand Champion for the Public School Division and one from the
Private School/Youth Orchestra Division. All NOF performances are open
to other festival groups and conference attendees.
ASTA National Office
4155 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030