Colorado ASTA Large Group Orchestra Festival

Canceled for 2020 due to Covid-19

Orchestra Directors,


Registration for the 2020 regional and state festivals has begun. Please remember that priority in scheduling will be given to those who register and pay first. 


Festival fees are $300 for regionals and $300 for state. For regionals, clinician Mark Laycock and judges James Przygocki and Deborah Perkins are confirmed. Larry Livingston and Sey Ahn are confirmed as the state clinicians, and Blair Williams as a state judge. This is a fantastic opportunity for your students to get feedback from some of the best in the country!


A few reminders:


Regional Dates

Monday, March 2nd, Parker Performing Arts School (ensembles of less than 40)

Tuesday, March 3rd, Fort Collins High School 

Wednesday, March 4th, Longmont High School


State Dates

Monday, April 13th, Macky Auditorium, CU Boulder (12 ensembles)

Tuesday, April 14th, 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