NOF Timeline And Guidelines

NOF Timeline and Guidelines

Application Timeline

Applications Open – February 20, 2023

Applications Close – April 10, 2023

Notify Applicants and Send Contracts – April 26

Contracts and Deposit Due – June 16

Please read and consider the entire Guidelines and Requirements before applying.

The 2024 NOF Application is now closed



Please Note: Applications are only considered fully submitted after the form has been completed, all recommendations have been submitted, and all items have been uploaded.


Application Review

Applications will be reviewed by a national committee of ASTA members. The committee will provide detailed feedback to all applicants at the time of application notification.


Notification and Contract

Directors must submit a signed contract and a $1,000 non-refundable deposit by June 15, 2023. These materials will confirm participation in the festival. The deposit will be applied directly to the group's package fees. If you have specific questions regarding notification, payment, and group pricing, please get in touch with us at


The minimum number of student participants is 16. Groups may increase and decrease their total participant number until January 15, 2024. After January 15, 2024, groups are responsible for the last confirmed total number of participants received by ASTA.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing by September 30, 2023, to No refunds will be given on any payments made before September 30, 2023, but the remaining balance for your group will be waived upon written cancellation confirmation from the ASTA National Office.

ASTA is counting on your participation as indicated in your signed contract and may have turned away other potential participating ensembles. Groups cannot cancel their participation after September 30, 2023. Groups not wishing to participate after this date are still liable for the total amount due, and no refunds will be given on any payments already made. The remaining balance for your group will be waived upon written cancellation confirmation from the ASTA National Office. This cancellation policy also applies to all circumstances beyond the attendee’s and/or ASTA’s control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, or curtailment of transportation. If you have a unique circumstance preventing your group from participating and would like it to be reviewed for special consideration, please send, in writing, an explanation of your circumstance and include any appropriate documentation. Your request will be reviewed within 30 days, and you will be notified subsequently of the outcome.