• 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 embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world and serve as dynamic musical ambassadors.

    Summer 2014 featured a coast-to-coast US tour with dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham.

  • NYO credit block August 2014
  • Application Process

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  • Residency and Tour

    NYO-USA Instrument Map


  • Meet the Orchestra

    NYO Trumpet


  • Recent Blog Posts

    August 6, 2014
    NYO-USA Weekly Round-Up: Week 5
    This week, we're highlighting a new section video, the latest musician blogs, video postcards, and photo albums from the tour.
    August 4, 2014
    NYO-USA Musician Blogs: At the Front of the Stage
    READ | As the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America performs its final concert of 2014 at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, musician blogger Leah Meyer shares how she prepared to introduce Gil Shaham and Britten’s Violin Concerto during NYO-USA’s Carnegie Hall debut. Leah is one of 18 musicians who spoke from the stage throughout this summer’s tour.
    August 3, 2014
    NYO-USA Musician Blogs: Behind the Beat
    READ | Frequent orchestral concertgoers know an unusual phenomenon among professional orchestras. From the point of view of the audience, the orchestra seems far behind the beat of the conductor, at least visually. Usually, this is the mark of a strong ensemble and a conductor who is free to communicate more than just the pulse of the music. NYO-USA has also come together as a strong ensemble, which has significance for violinist David Fickes.