• 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.

    In 2013—NYO-USA’s inaugural season—the ensemble traveled to Washington, DC, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London for performances with famed maestro Valery Gergiev and renowned violinist Joshua Bell. Summer 2014 will feature a coast-to-coast US tour with dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham.

    Download the 2013 NYO-USA Commemorative eBook.


  • 2014 Guest Artists and Faculty

    David Robertson by Michael Tammaro


  • 2013 Residency and Tour

    2013 NYO Proms


  • Meet the 2014 Orchestra

    NYO Trumpet


  • Application Process

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  • 2014 Residency and Tour

    NYO-USA Instrument Map


  • FAQ

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  • Recent Blog Posts

    April 15, 2014
    NYO-USA: Coast to Coast
    Now in its second year, the 120 musicians from NYO-USA will go on an eight city coast-to-coast tour with acclaimed conductor David Robertson and violinist Gil Shaham from July 20–August 4.

    Tickets for the orchestra's Carnegie Hall debut goes on sale to the general public on April 15 at 11 AM.
    March 7, 2014
    Meet the 2014 #NYOUSA
    This summer, 120 of the brightest young musicians from across the country will form the 2014 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. See the excitement after the announcement of the 2014 #NYOUSA musicians.
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