National Orchestra Festival

Atlanta, Georgia • March 8-10, 2018

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. Brand new to the 2018 NOF was the launch of the Middle School Division, where middle school groups were able to play with each other in their own separate competition. All festival groups received feedback from invited adjudicators. Each group also received an educational clinic directly after its performance from one of two clinicians.

Competitive groups performed for placement within their own division: Middle School, High School, or Youth Orchestra. The NOF had two Grand Champions, both of whom played in the NOF Grand Champion's Concert on Saturday, March 10, 2018. This year, there was one High School Grand Champion and one Middle School Grand Champion. 

Congratulations to all of our 2018 NOF winners! 

2018 NOF Adjudicators and Clinicians

2018 NOF Concert Program
(Adobe PDF File)
ASTA National Office
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