Marin Alsop Named First-Ever Music Director for NOI+F

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI+F) has announced the appointment of Marin Alsop as its first-ever Music Director. Alsop will lead a newly formed conductor academy and conduct multiple concerts each June with the NOI+F Philharmonic. Recognized internationally for her innovative approach to programming, she will enliven the classics and spotlight new American and contemporary composers, focusing on women as well as Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) composers.


One of the nation’s leading summer festivals, NOI+F brings together emerging orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of music-making and professional exploration. During Alsop’s first year of music directorship, repertoire will include works by prominent composers Jessie Montgomery , an alumna of NOI+F; Gabriela Lena Frank; Brian Raphael Nabors; and Nathan Lincoln-DeCusatis ’08.


Alsop shares, “ I’m absolutely thrilled to join NOI+F in this new role. I deeply value the opportunity to work with these brilliant young musicians to share the joy of music-making and create a vibrant future for orchestras.”


Launching in June 2021, the NOI+F conducting academy will give six emerging conductors the opportunity to attend seminars and classes under Alsop’s tutelage. Classical music label Naxos will document Alsop’s time with NOI+F in the summer of 2021. Naxos will record rehearsals, performances and interviews and, using this source material, produce three documentaries that will offer audiences an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the creative process.

Learn more about the NOI+F.