National Orchestral Institute

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National Orchestral Institute and Festival photo by Geoff Sheil

​The National Orchestral Institute is a four-week program for training the orchestral musician of the future. Designed to address the changing world of symphony orchestras, NOI members develop leadership skills, entrepreneurial thinking, audience engagement tools, all while performing in one of the most talented summer orchestras.

Members are selected through a rigorous cross-country audition tour and invited to the University of Maryland where they are mentored by distinguished faculty drawn from the nation’s top orchestras and conservatories.

All participants receive a substantial scholarship toward their tuition.