Dorian Orchestra Festival

February 4-5, 2024

Are you a high school string player? If so, come and participate in the 52nd annual Dorian Orchestra Festival! Students are placed in one of two orchestras: the Festival String Orchestra or the select Chamber Orchestra. The Luther College Symphony Orchestra performs for the festival participants during the weekend, and the two festival orchestras perform in a Grand Concert on Monday evening.

In addition to ensemble rehearsals, students will participate in a techniques class and masterclass led by Luther College String Faculty members. Students will also have the opportunity to receive a 20 minute private lesson from a Luther College faculty member. This lesson may serve as an audition to be a concert soloist, and it may serve as a music scholarship audition for seniors who are interested in attending Luther College.

Nominations and Helpful Links

You may use the 2023 fees form as a reference until the 2024 fees form is posted. Please reach out to if the fees present a financial hardship for your school or students.

2023 DOF Fees Form

Please use the 2023 Dorian Orchestra Festival daily schedule as a reference until the 2024 schedule is posted in November, 2024.

2023 Dorian Orchestra Festival Schedule

Click the tab below to find the 2023 packing list. If you are staying overnight on campus – please be sure to bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

2023 DOF Packing List

Be sure to check our FAQ page if you have any questions about the Dorian Orchestra Festival.

Frequently Asked Questions about DOF