National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home

The University of Maryland’s National Orchestral Institute + Festival trains aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country in a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen through a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire. In 2019, conductor David Alan Miller and the NOI+F Philharmonic received a Grammy nomination in the “Best Orchestral Performance” category for their Naxos recording “Ruggles, Stucky, Harbison.”

During 2020, The Clarice delivered the National Orchestral Institute + Festival at Home! Students continued their orchestral training virtually and audiences experienced in-depth conversations through NOI+F at Noon streams, the virtual SPARK! Lounge and Saturday evening Philharmonic broadcasts.




See how students at the University of Maryland's National Orchestral Institute + Festival receive real-world orchestral experiences that create well-rounded musicians. 


Radio Broadcasts

Recordings by the National Orchestral Institute + Festival Philharmonic broadcast on radio stations throughout the United States, including numerous appearances on Performance Today and WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase.



Beginning in June 2015, the National Orchestral Institute + Festival began a multi-year partnership with Naxos Records, the world’s leading classical musical label. Through this nationally unique partnership, NOI+F musicians record an album of American music that will be released in over 40 countries world-wide.  

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