2020 Festival Locations
MARCH 27-28 Atlanta • Chicago
APRIL 3-4 Chicago • Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
APRIL 17-18 Atlanta • Chicago • Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
   

APRIL 4 Chicago
APRIL 18 Atlanta • Chicago
APRIL 24-25 Atlanta Symphony Hall
   

APRIL 24-25 Atlanta Symphony Hall

MARCH 28 Chicago
APRIL 3-4 Chicago • Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
APRIL 17-18  Chicago • Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
The Classic Festivals are premier events open to all performance groups. Referred to as Open Festivals, these events are designed to foster musical growth and provide an unmatched educational performance opportunity for any level group. There are no eligibility requirements for participation. Perform before a panel of distinguished adjudicators with a special private clinic held after your performance. Awards are presented in a non-competitive atmosphere where evaluations are based on a national rating standard of Superior, Excellent and Good.

 

PERFORMANCE AREAS:
Concert Band, Choir, Orchestra

(Jazz Ensemble is special request and is not available in all locations... Call for details)

2020 Classic Festival Locations

ATLANTA, GA
March 27 • April 18

CHICAGO, IL
March 28 • April 4 • April 18

RICHMOND, VA
April 3 • April 17

WASHINGTON, DC
April 3 • April 17

WILLIAMSBURG, VA
April 3 • April 17

The National Adjudicators Invitational (NAI) is a premier concert festival open to any instrumental ensemble which has received at least one superior rating in district, regional, or state festival within the last three years. If a group has not participated in a festival or contest, they may request a letter of nomination from a local College or University Director. Performance levels and abilities of participating groups will range from average to outstanding. Groups do not have to be invited in order to participate. Perform before a panel of distinguished adjudicators with a special private clinic held after your performance. Awards are presented in a non-competitive atmosphere where evaluations are based on a national rating standard of Superior, Excellent, and Good.

 

PERFORMANCE AREAS:
Concert Band, Orchestra

(Jazz Ensemble is special request and is not available in all locations... Call for details)

2020 NAI Locations

ATLANTA,GA
April 18 • April 24-25

CHICAGO,IL
April 4 • April 18

The Grand National Adjudicators Invitational, held in Atlanta Symphony Hall, is the most prestigious Concert Band and Orchestra Festival presented in America today. Participating groups represent some of our nation’s most outstanding performance ensembles. Groups do not have to be invited in order to participate. The GRAND NAI is open to any instrumental group that has received a superior performance rating each year in district, regional, or state festival for the past three consecutive years. Groups may also qualify for the GRAND NAI with a letter of recommendation from three different College/University Directors or a letter of nomination from a member of the NAI Board of Directors.

Perform before a panel of distinguished adjudicators with a special private clinic held after your performance. Awards are presented in a non-competitive atmosphere where evaluations are based on a national rating standard of Superior, Excellent, and Good.

 

PERFORMANCE AREAS:
Concert Band, Orchestra
2020 GRAND NAI Location

ATLANTA, GA
April 24-25

(Middle School and High School)

Performance site - Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, Georgia

A prestigious educational event developed exclusively for Concert Choral Ensembles. Available at ALL festival locations (not including the National Adjudicators Invitational). Sing before a panel of distinguished choral adjudicators with a special private clinic held after your performance. Educational values are stressed along with positive reinforcement of your school’s choral program. Awards are presented in a non-competitive atmosphere where evaluations are based on a national rating standard of Superior, Excellent, and Good.

 

PERFORMANCE AREAS:
Concert Choir,  Madrigal Singers,
Mixed Choir,  Treble Chorus,
Men's Chorus
2020 National Choral
Festival Locations

CHICAGO, IL
March 28 • April 4 • April 18

RICHMOND, VA
April 3 • April 17

WASHINGTON, DC
April 3 • April 17

WILLIAMSBURG, VA
April 3 • April 17