Youth Orchestra Day at NOI

Youth Orchestra Day at the National Orchestral Institute

Joining the National Orchestral Institute is an aspirational achievement for young performers across the nation and here in our community.  

Participating Orchestras: 

McLean Youth Orchestra
Dvorak, New World Symphony, 1st movement
John Devlin, conductor

DC Youth Orchestra
Louis Moreau Gottschalk "Night in the Tropics" movement 2 "Fiesta"
Mariano Vales, conductor

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky, Coronation March
Sylvia Alimena, conductor


Youth Orchestra Day will take place on Saturday, June 24 and begins with check-in at 9 am in the Grand Pavilion of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. For directions to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, please click here.

9:00 am Arrival/Check-in
9:30 am Rehearsal Piece  #1
10:30 am Rehearsal Piece  #2
11:30 am Rehearsal Piece  #3
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Sectionals led by NOI members
2:20 pm Break     
2:30 pm Clinic for full Youth Orchestra with James Ross
3:30 pm Full Rehearsal with NOI members
5:30 pm           Dinner with NOI members
6:30 pm Concert in Dekelboum Concert Hall
8:00 pm Attend NOI Concert


All youth orchestra participants are chosen by the Music Director of their youth orchestra.  They must then register using the form below.  The cost of attending is $25 and includes the following

  • boxed lunch
  • dinner
  • participant admission for NOI concert at 8 pm 

Click here to register for Youth Orchestra Day!


Contact the NOI office at or at 301.405.2317