Apply to the National Orchestral Institute + Festival

Information for 2021 applications and auditions will be announced in Fall 2020. Applications and auditions are typically held for the following instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, harp, percussion, violin, viola, cello and double bass.

Typical Procedures for Video Auditions

 

To submit your video audition, you will be required to fill out our online application form (available in Fall 2020) and pay the non-refundable application fee. Please have your audition video and resume ready for upload when you fill out the application form. You will be required to submit both in order to complete the application form. Information for 2021 video auditions will be announced in Fall 2020.

Typical guidelines for percussion video auditions:

  • Video auditions must contain all of the audition repertoire submitted as two files:
    • File 1: a continuous take showing all timpani requirements
    • File 2: a continuous take showing all percussion requirements
  • All pieces should be played without accompaniment.
  • The following video formats are accepted: MPEG, MPG, MP4, OGG, MOV, AVI, WMV
  • Files must be less than 1GB in size. If you need to submit a larger file, email or call NOI+F at noi@umd.edu or 301.405.2317 for instructions. 

Typical guidelines for string, wind, harp and brass video auditions:

  • Video auditions must contain all of the audition repertoire performed as a continuous and unedited segment. Do not pause the recording equipment between excerpts. Any indication that the video has been edited or that the video equipment has been stopped during the audition, will result in disqualification.
  • All pieces should be played without accompaniment.
  • The following video formats are accepted: MPEG, MPG, MP4, OGG, MOV, AVI, WMV
  • Files must be less than 1GB in size. If you need to submit a larger file, email or call NOI+F at noi@umd.edu or 301.405.2317 for instructions. 

Questions + Additional Information

If you have additional questions or would like additional information, contact us at noi@umd.edu or 301.405.2317.