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Northwest International Festival of Music


» 2015 Audition Form [pdf]
» 2015 Percussion Audition files [pdf]

The Minot State University Division of Music is honored to continue the annual Northwest International Festival of Music. In response to our recent festival satisfaction survey, we have made several significant changes for next year. Please take time to look over the changes and put us in your schedule.

  •  Mark the Date!! – NW Festival is Friday/Saturday, November 6th and 7th
  •  This year, The Festival will return to the policy of providing musical scores for the student’s use. Scores will be mailed after audition results are posted.
  •  To help with facilitating auditions:
    Live auditions will be scheduled in a location near you during the week of September 21st through the 26th. As before, Recorded auditions will ALSO be accepted with a postmark no later than Wednesday, September 30th.

    The fee for all auditions, live or recorded, will continue to be $5.00.

    For those who wish to get a jump on the start of school rush, recorded auditions will be accepted Now, throughout May, June and the summer months. You will be asked to update any early auditions immediately prior to the postmark deadline.
  •  We have commitments from our area hotels:

    Reservations can be made anytime. The Northwest Festival participants will be offered the listed special rates. Cancellations can be made up until October 23rd (see hotel list)
  • The Northwest Final Concert will be “live-streamed” for family and friends at home to watch. Participating directors will also be sent a complimentary electronic copy of the Audio recording of the concert along with a collection of still photos to share with students and their families. CD’s will not be sold.

We hope these changes make part of the festival more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!!

*Hotel List:

Hyatt House, 701-838-7300 – 30 rooms @ $99

The Grand, 701-852-3161 – 50 rooms @ $91

Comfort Inn, 701-852-2201 – 50 rooms @ $80

La Quinta, 701-837-7900 – 25 rooms @ $80

Baymont Inn, 701-837-1700 – 35 double rooms @ $79

Cancellations accepted until October 23rd for all.





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Cheryl Kremer