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 Matsuev.
Application details for NYO-USA apprenticeships, including new positions next summer for two apprentice composers, are now available. Applications are due January 14, 2016. Learn more
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. Learn more