Springfield Orchestra Festival

Drury and Missouri State University are delighted to announce a new collaborative festival for high school orchestras to be held on the campus of Missouri State University on Monday, October 22nd 2018.  Co-led by conducting faculty from both institutions (Chris Kelts [MSU] and Christopher Koch [Drury]), the Springfield Orchestra Festival is a non-competitive event focused on providing a meaningful clinic experience for both students and educators and including coaching from our featured guest artist as well as festival faculty.  Please see below for more information!

The Springfield Orchestra Festival is Sponsored By



Each participating ensemble receives:

  • Written comments

  • Onstage clinic time with our guest artist as well as coaching from Dr. Kelts and Dr. Koch

  • Opportunity for private conducting-related feedback



Date: Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Location: Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts/Missouri State University

Eligibility: High School (9-12) String Orchestra

Festival Fee: $200



Registration: Please register HERE

Scheduling: Ensembles will be registered and scheduled as we receive applications

Length of Program: Not to exceed 20 minutes of performance time (no limit on # of selections)

Music/Scores: Please provide 3 sets of score copies for the adjudicators (copies are fine); score copies will be collected when you arrive on the 22nd

Questions?  ckoch@drury.edu


Guest Artist

Coming Soon!