• 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 features a coast-to-coast US tour with dynamic conductor David Robertson and virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham.

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  • Recent Blog Posts

    July 30, 2014
    NYO-USA Musician Blogs: Is classical music dying?
    Through NYO-USA’s experience recording an episode of From the Top and engaging children in an interactive performance at Carnegie Hall, the musicians of the orchestra got a taste of community-minded musicianship. Apprentice Orchestra Manager Josh Davidoff explores what it means to bring audiences into the world of classical music.
    July 30, 2014
    NYO-USA Weekly Round-Up: Week 4
    This week, we're highlighting the Orchestra's video postcards, a birthday surprise for David Robertson, reviews, and photo albums from the tour.
    July 29, 2014
    Listen Now: NYO-USA
    LISTEN | If you missed the spellbinding broadcast of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America lead by David Robertson, you can now listen to the entire broadcast. This concert is part of our Carnegie Hall Live series, a partnership with WQXR and American Public Media.

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