March 3 - 6, 2021 - Louisville, Kentucky

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, ASTA will be re-opening the portal for 2021 National Orchestra Festival applications.
The application portal will re-open Fall 2020. 

ASTA National Orchestra Festival

The National Orchestra Festival® is an annual festival held in conjunction with the ASTA National Conference. The NOF brings together youth orchestras from around the country for an unparalleled opportunity to receive placement, ratings, comments, and education from leading clinicians and adjudicators.

Orchestras are selected to participate in the NOF based on their application and supporting materials. The festival includes separate middle school and high school divisions with a choice of competition, ratings and comments, or comments-only categories.

Future NOFs

-  March 16-19, 2022 - Atlanta, Georgia
(sign up to be the first to get 2022 information)

Past NOFs

March 5-7, 2020 - Orlando, Florida

-  March 7-9, 2019 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

-  March 8-10, 2018 - Atlanta, Georgia