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.
The deadline for video audition submissions is Sunday, November 12, 2023.
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 27 conducted by Dr. Héctor Agüero of Drake University and Dr. José Rocha of Ohio University.