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Drake University Honor Orchestra Festival

January 20-21, 2023

The Drake University Honor Orchestra Festival is an opportunity for all high school string orchestra students to perform advanced ensemble literature in one of two featured orchestras.   

All students wishing to participate in this year's festival must be nominated by their orchestra director.  Auditions are required only for students wishing to be considered for the Honor Orchestra. Auditions are not required for Festival Orchestra; students will be selected for the Festival Orchestra based on director nominations. 

Director Nomination Form

Audition Excerpts:  

DUHOF Audition Excerpts - Bass

DUHOF Audition Excerpts - Cello

DUHOF Audition Excerpts - Viola

DUHOF Audition Excerpts - Violin


Deadline for Video Audition Submissions is November 11th, 2022.  

DUHOF Flipgrid Directions for video auditions.  Contact with questions about Flipgrid. 

In addition to full ensemble rehearsals, students will have the opportunity to participate in sectionals lead by Drake University faculty.  The festival will conclude with a concert in the afternoon of January 21st conducted by Hector Aguero, of Drake University, and Jose Rocha, of Ohio University. 

Honor Orchestra Festival poster

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