Colorado ASTA Large Group Orchestra Festival

Orchestra Directors,


Registration for the 2022 regional and state festivals will begin on Wednesday, September 8th at 7:00am. Please remember that priority in scheduling will be given to those who register and pay first. Please watch your email for the registration link. 


Festival fees are $300 for regionals and $300 for state. Larry Livingston and Sey Ahn are confirmed as the state clinicians.


A few reminders:


Regional Dates

Monday, March 7: Longmont High School

Tuesday, March 8: Cherokee Trail High School

Wednesday, March 9: Fort Collins High School


State Dates

Wednesday, April 20, Macky Auditorium, CU Boulder (12 ensembles)

Thursday, April 21, Macky Auditorium, CU Boulder (12 ensembles)


In order to be considered for state, you must register and pay for state at the same time that you register for regionals. If you are not selected for state, you will receive a refund.



At all events, you get 30 minutes to warm up, 30 minutes to perform (20 minutes of music max), and a dedicated 30 minute clinic with a national -level clinician. You are required to listen to two other groups at the festival.



The music you choose is up to you, and you should choose what you feel is appropriate for your ensemble. There is no time or literature requirement beyond the 20 minute maximum. If you are selected for state, you must either add or change one piece. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact John Hermanson at


Thank you!


John G. Hermanson

Chair, Large Group ASTA Festival

Regional & State Festivals

Cell: 970-689-5848