Competition Track

As a participant in the virtual NOF competition, your group will receive:

  • 2 virtual clinics—a pre-performance and a post-performance clinic with renowned clinicians.
  • Adjudication by 3 of our nationally recognized adjudicators on a recorded performance of your group.
  • The opportunity to win Grand Champion status for a national orchestra festival. Trophies will be mailed to schools and champions will be recognized to a national string audience.
  • On-demand concerts to share with your students when it is convenient for you.
  • Students will receive t-shirts and other swag to showcase their participation.
  • Directors have the ability to add an additional professional development one-on-one conducting clinic with a world-renowned conductor.
  • Optional participation in a national virtual orchestra performance.

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Per Student
ASTA Member


Per Student

What do you need to enter this track?

  1. Schools are invited to compete based on a submitted audition recording. Recordings can be a performance from 2019 or 2020.
  2. A recording of your orchestra with the piece(s) you would like to work on in your pre-performance clinic is due January 31, 2021.
  3. Your final recording that you will submit for the competition is due by March 1, 2021. Please see the competition recording requirements for more details.
  4. Number of students participating (see NOF Cyberfest Guidelines for details).

The Details

  1. Pre-performance clinics will be held in February 2021. Scheduling for these will begin in January.
  2. Competition video submissions will be evaluated by NOF adjudicators in March 2021.
  3. Post-performance clinics will be held in April 2021. Scheduling for these will begin in March.
  1. 50% deposit will be due December 15, 2020. Final payments will be due January 31, 2021.
  2. Participation in a virtual orchestra is optional. When registering your group, let ASTA know if you are interested in participating with your orchestra.

       Winners will be announced May 1, 2021.