2018 Festival Locations
MARCH 30 Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
APRIL 6 Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
APRIL 13-14 Atlanta • Chicago • Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
APRIL 20-21 Atlanta • Chicago
APRIL 28 Chattanooga
   

APRIL 13-14 Atlanta
APRIL 21 Chicago
APRIL 28 Chattanooga
   

APRIL 28 Chattanooga

MARCH 30 Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
APRIL 6 Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
APRIL 13-14 Chicago • Richmond • Washington • Williamsburg
APRIL 21 Chicago
   
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)

2018 Classic Festival Locations

ATLANTA, GA
April 13-14 • April 20-21

CHICAGO, IL
April 14 • April 21

RICHMOND, VA
March 30 • April 6 • April 13

WASHINGTON, DC
March 30 • April 6 • April 13

WILLIAMSBURG, VA
March 30 • April 6 • April 13

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)

2018 NAI Locations

ATLANTA,GA
April 13-14

CHATTANOOGA,TN
April 28

CHICAGO,IL
April 21

The Grand National Adjudicators Invitational 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
2018 GRAND NAI Location

CHATTANOOGA, TN
April 28

(Middle School and High School)

Performance site - Memorial Auditorium
Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee

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
2018 National Choral
Festival Locations

CHICAGO, IL
April 14 • April 21

RICHMOND, VA
March 30 • April 6 • April 13

WASHINGTON, DC
March 30 • April 6 • April 13

WILLIAMSBURG, VA
March 30 • April 6 • April 13