Skip to Main Content

National Orchestral Institute + Festival photo by Geoff Sheil

National Orchestral Institute + Festival

81st Season of Concerts

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024
  • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • See event description for performance locations
  • Performances
  • In-person

Enjoy a day with the National Orchestral Institute + Festival as they fill the National Gallery with music. Drop by to hear adventurous classical and contemporary compositions performed by emerging musicians from across the country in unique museum spaces. The day begins with both large and intimate concerts in the West Building, followed by an afternoon of musical treats in the East Building.


West Building

10:30 a.m. American Paintings and Sculptures Galleries, Main Floor 

11:00 a.m. American Paintings and Sculptures Galleries, Main Floor 

11:30 a.m. Rotunda 

12:00 p.m. West Garden Court 

12:30 p.m. West Garden Court 

East Building 

2:00 p.m. Mezzanine 

2:30 p.m. Ground Level, Atrium 

3:00 p.m. Upper Level 

3:30 p.m. Ground Level, Atrium 

4:00 p.m. Mezzanine

About the National Orchestral Institute + Festival

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI+F), a program of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, trains aspiring orchestral musicians, composers, conductors, and arts administrators from across the country in a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Every year, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances both at The Clarice and in the local community.  

In 2020, trailblazing conductor Marin Alsop was appointed as the first-ever Music Director of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival. Maestra Alsop launched the NOI+F Conducting Academy for rising young conductors in 2021. In 2015, NOI+F began a partnership with Naxos to record one concert of all-American music each year. The 2019 recording, Ruggles, Stucky, Harbison, received a Grammy nomination in the “Best Orchestral Performance” category.