National Orchestral Institute

Inspiring conductors.
World-renowned faculty.
Adventuresome programming.


These are the hallmarks of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival where great performers commit to a vibrant and re-imagined world of symphony orchestras in community and beyond. 

For more than a generation, the National Orchestral Institute has nurtured the development of America’s most gifted young orchestral musicians. During this month-long festival of electrifying performances – from chamber recitals to full orchestra concerts, these young artists perform with commitment and prowess.  Festival events are on stage and offstage, both here at The Clarice and in our community, as the musicians of NOI+F forge a bright path for the future of orchestras.