Students at the University of Maryland's National Orchestral Institute + Festival receive real-world orchestral experiences that create well-rounded musicians.
Combining the demands of chamber music with the precision of large scale symphonic repertoire, Conductorless Orchestra concerts allow NOI+F’s young artists to craft their own interpretation and ignite artistic ownership many have never experienced.
Alumni: The NOI+F Experience
NOI+F alumni discuss their favorite memories of the Festival, the excellent faculty and resources and why some have chosen to return as instructors.
Naxos Records: A Unique Partnership
NOI+F's partnership with Naxos Records sets this Festival apart from most American festivals. Each year, students record an album of American music for international release.
NOI+F Philharmonic: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5
Excerpts from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, performed by the NOI+F Philharmonic with conductor Manuel López-Gómez in 2017.
NOI+F Philharmonic: Barber's Symphony No. 1
Excerpts from Samuel Barber's Symphony No. 1 performed by the NOI+F Philharmonic with conductor James Ross in 2016.
NOI+F In the Community
Festival participants are prepared for the professional world through performance opportunities for diverse audiences. This includes developing interactive experiences for audiences of all ages.
Becoming Citizens of an Orchestra
At NOI+F, students are expected to play with the discipline and collaborative spirit of a professional orchestra musician. NOI+F students learn what it truly means to become an orchestral citizen over the course of their residency.