orchestra festival students on stage

The University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music annually invites high school chamber and symphony orchestra to participate in an Invitational Orchestra Festival, in recognition of their continued excellence. Due to space and scheduling, participation in the festival is limited to less than 10 ensembles each year. If you are interested in your ensemble participating in the festival, please inquire early to Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment Jeffrey Hoh.

Details about the next festival coming soon!


Dan Long
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Michael Alexander
Baylor University

Gary Lewis
University of Colorado

Registration Information

Fee: $275

Register: Online or fill out this form

Entrance Procedure

Each orchestra will perform a program of up to 25 minutes in Grusin Music Hall and receive a 25-minute clinic with a nationally recognized clinician following their performance.

Each school is asked to bring only one rchestra, and is asked to provide three additional scores of each work for the clinicians. 

Orchestras are invited to attend performances of other orchestras throughout the day. The event is also free and open to the public.