Contact Information

Ella Sneltjes
Associate Director of Music Outreach and Marketing

Email: ella.sneltjes@luther.edu
or dorian@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1389

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 15 minute private lesson from a Luther College faculty member. This lesson may serve as an audition to be an outstanding concert soloist, and it may serve as a music scholarship audition for seniors who are interested in attending Luther College.

If you are nominating a senior who is interested in attending Luther, you can sign them up for a scholarship audition during this festival weekend!


Livestreaming the Dorian Orchestra Festival Grand Concert, February 5th at 5:30 PM

If you are unable to attend the Dorian Orchestra Festival Grand Concert in person (free admission), then you can view the livestream by visiting our Luther College Music Department YouTube page.

Nominations for 2024 are now closed.

Orchestra Festival Resources

NEW THIS YEAR: We will be able to accept online credit card payments for festival fees, in addition to receiving payments by check and/or cash. Download the paper form (found at the bottom of this tab) if you are paying with cash or check. Please reach out to dorian@luther.edu if the fees present a financial hardship for your school or students.

PLEASE READ: In an effort to have the roster information and the fees form match, please refer to the roster, found in your teacher email from Dorian, prior to submission. If you have ANY changes to your roster, including but not limited to: lessons, housing, number of attendees, you MUST reach out to dorian@luther.edu with that update prior to filling out this form.

Dorian Orchestra Festival Fees Form

Director's Name (or student's name if student is paying their own fee)(Required)
School Address(Required)

Orchestra Festival Fees:

Price: $24.00
Price: $10.00
Price: $10.00
Price: $10.00
Price: $20.00
Price: $8.00
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Payment Method*
MasterCard
Visa
Supported Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa
 

Festival Fees Form (printable version)

Subject to Minor Changes!

DOF 2024 Festival Schedule

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

DOF Packing List

Have questions about the Orchestra Festival? Take a look at our FAQ! Unanswered questions can be directed to the Dorian Office.

Orchestra Festival Frequently Asked Questions

Use the following map of campus to find the Center for Faith and Life (main concert hall), Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, as well as parking.

Campus Map

Contact Information

Ella Sneltjes
Associate Director of Music Outreach and Marketing

Email: ella.sneltjes@luther.edu
or dorian@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1389