Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Following a two-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers not only have the opportunity to play on the famed stage of Carnegie Hall but then embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world, while serving as dynamic musical ambassadors.
In 2016, NYO-USA is joined by conductor Christoph Eschenbach and pianist Emanuel Ax for its concerts at Purchase College, SUNY, and Carnegie Hall. The orchestra then travels to Europe for a four-concert tour under the baton of Valery Gergiev and with pianist Denis Matseuv. Audition now for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
In the summer of 2016, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute will launch NYO2, a two-week, intensive summer training program for outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17. Applications become available September 8. Learn more