Dorian Orchestra Festival

February 5-6, 2023


Are you a high school string player? If so, come and participate in the 51st 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

Click below to view the list of items to bring on Feb. 5-6, 2023.

2023 DOF Packing List

Orchestra Directors, if you are bringing students to the 2023 Orchestra festival, please fill out the form below.

Director Information Form

Click below to view the 2023 Dorian Orchestra Festival daily schedule.

2023 Dorian Orchestra Festival Schedule

You may notice some minor changes in fees from past years. Please reach out to if the change of fees presents a financial hardship for your school or students.

2023 DOF Fees Form

Be sure to check our FAQ page if you have any questions about specifics of the 2023 Dorian Orchestra Festival.

Frequently Asked Questions about DOF