National Orchestral Institute + Festival Media Hub


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. Below you can explore NOI+F's extensive multimedia collection.


Our extensive video gallery features full performances, creative conversations by orchestral leaders and videos that tell the story of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival!



Radio Broadcasts


Recordings by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic broadcast on radio stations throughout the United States, including numerous appearances on American Public Media's 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 is then released in more than 40 countries world-wide.




News & Announcements


Announcement: National Orchestral Institute + Festival Releases Seventh Naxos Label Album Featuring Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

Announcement: NOI+F Releases Sixth Naxos Label Album

Announcement: Ravinia Festival and the National Orchestral Institute + Festival Announce 2024 National Seminario Ravinia

Announcement: NOI+F Releases Fifth Naxos Label Album

Announcement: Marin Alsop Appointed First-Ever Music Director of NOI+F

Announcement: NOI+F Expands Initiative to Increase Representation in K-12 Orchestral Repertoire

Maryland Today: During Pandemic, UMD’s National Orchestral Institute + Festival Changes Its Tune

Announcement: NOI+F, American Composers Orchestra & Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music to Launch Composer Training Program in Summer 2020

Announcement: NOI+F Releases Fourth Naxos Label Album

Announcement: Launching the Orchestral Learning Alliance with Pacific Music Institute

The Washington Post: Building Diversity Into the Mandate: How NOI Trains for 21st-Century Orchestras