• We are pleased to announce additional opportunities for young musicians to participate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

    This season we will be offering three apprenticeships—a music librarian, an orchestra manager, and a conductor—for students ages 16–19, who meet NYO-USA’s eligibility requirements. Learn more

    NYO-USA also seeks an assistant conductor, from candidates ages 20–35, to support the program’s orchestra director, instrumental faculty, and conductor, both during the residency and on tour. Learn more

  • Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of 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 also embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world, while serving as dynamic musical ambassadors.

    In 2015, NYO-USA performs in spectacular cities across China under the baton of Charles Dutoit and with pianist YUNDI.

  • NYO Credit Block October 2014
  • Application Process

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 2015 Residency and Tour

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  • Meet the 2014 Orchestra

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  • 2015 Guest Artists

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  • Video

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  • Recent Blog Posts

    October 24, 2014
    NYO-USA Reflections: A Magic Carpet
    GLASSES blog | The 2014 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) was a magic ride for violinist Kevie Yu, and she still carries the experience with her at home in Oklahoma.
    October 22, 2014
    NYO-USA Reflections: A Nationwide Community
    GLASSES blog | Apprentice orchestra manager Josh Davidoff was pleasantly surprised to find his NYO-USA community close by, at least online, in his first year of college.
    October 20, 2014
    NYO-USA Reflections: Nothing to Lose
    GLASSES blog | At first, Vermont native and 2014 NYO-USA member David Fickes didn’t think he had a shot at making the orchestra. He took a risk in applying and couldn’t believe when an acceptance e-mail arrived in his inbox.