Orchestral Fellowship



Orchestral Fellowships at NOI+F provide a month of intensive rehearsals, intimate masterclasses, insightful seminars and electrifying performances as part of the Grammy-nominated NOI Philharmonic. Participants work closely with faculty drawn from leading North American symphony orchestras and conservatories. Conductors, rotating on a weekly basis, are visionaries on the podium and offer many decades of orchestral wisdom and leadership. NOI+F members are also active in our community during their residency. They engage with new audiences and perform in non-traditional venues. Combining the demands of chamber music with the precision of large scale symphonic repertoire, orchestral fellows also participate in NOI+F's conductorless orchestra. This special artistic exploration (nationally unique to NOI+F) allows students to craft their own interpretation of a symphonic piece. Note, all NOI+F Orchestral Fellowship recepients receive a full scholarship for their tuition to the festival. Application, room and board fees are the responsibility of each fellow. All Orchestral Fellows must be between the ages of 18 and 28 on May 24, 2021.

Key Dates

Applications for NOI+F 2021 are now closed. 2022 applications will open in Fall 2021.

Apply + Audition

Requirements for 2021 auditions were as follows:

Wind, String, Harp and Percussion applicants must submit video auditions for NOI+F 2021. Video auditions must be performed in the order listed and without accompaniment. Please note audio-only recordings will not be accepted.

Videos must be recorded in one time-sequence, with no interruptions or cuts. Submissions must be recent and should not be edited in any way. We recommend using a good microphone in a room that allows for the best sound possible.

File-types supported: MPEG, MPG, MP4, OGG, MOV, AVI, WMV.

Special Requirements for Percussion Applicants:
Percussion 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.

Audition Repertoire:

2021 Repertoire

Learn more about 2021 repertoire by visiting our Conductors + Repertoire page.


Learn more about 2021 faculty by visiting our Faculty page.


Application Fees:

  • Early Bird Fee (Before Dec 1, 2020): $50
  • Standard Fee (Dec 1, 2020 and later): $75

More information about 2021 tuition, room and board fees will be available soon.

Questions + Additional Information

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