March 9-11, 2017, Indianapolis, IN
March 15-17, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Presented in cooperation with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Download the 2018 Music for All National Festival Brochure
Music for All is honored to have the support and involvement of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for the Orchestra America National Festival. Orchestra concerts are in the magnificent Hilbert Circle Theatre, home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Master classes are presented by leading applied faculty and artists, including members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Learn more about the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra online at www.IndianapolisSymphony.org.
About Orchestra America
Orchestra America, a program of Music for All, shines a national spotlight on scholastic orchestras, providing educational programs and spectacular musical experiences for string players in a positive, supportive environment.
In addition to the Orchestra America National Festival, Music for All’s educational programs and performance opportunities for orchestras and string students include the Summer Symposium for high school string players and the Honor Orchestra of America at the Festival
Highlights for Ensembles
Concert Performances and Clinics
Each ensemble performs a concert before a knowledgeable audience, including the Festival evaluation panel, music educators and fellow band and orchestra members. Ensemble directors receive recorded and written comments from the evaluators. Concert band directors also receive recorded and written input on their conducting from a revered conductor. Following the performance, each orchestra has a private clinic with one of the Festival Evaluators/Clinicians.
Concert observation time is scheduled and required for each ensemble, ensuring that all ensembles perform for a knowledgeable, appreciative audience who in turn enjoy outstanding performances of quality literature.
All students participate in instrumental master classes, led by top applied faculty and professional musicians, including members of the Indianpolis Symphony Orchestra. This opportunity provides for interaction with outstanding performers whose insight and experience exemplify musical achievement.
Social Events for Students and Directors
The Festival social gives students the chance to relax, have fun and get to know students from other programs across the country. The director and evaluator reception and hospitality opportunities offer networking and informal interaction with colleagues, guest artists and icons of music education.
Gala Awards Banquet
The “black-tie-optional” banquet for students, directors, parents, staff and evaluators culminates the Festival with first-class standards that distinguish the Music for All National Festival. Guests enjoy a plated dinner, recognition of each ensemble and presentation of awards to each ensemble. The formal banquet with over 2,000 guests is sure to be unforgettable for you, your students, parents and supporters.