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NYO-USA: Talent Both On and Off the Stage

This past February, 114 of the country’s brightest young musicians received an email inviting them to participate in the 2015 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). Hailing from 37 states, these students were selected from over 1,000 applicants. Each member is a talented musician, but their many accomplishments aren’t limited to music: The orchestra includes numerous National Merit Scholarship Finalists, varsity athletes, and valedictorians, and members are considering careers in a wide range of fields including medicine, engineering, and computer science. The players also have a number of unexpected accomplishments off the stage, a few of which are highlighted below. Get to know each member of NYO-USA 2015.


The NYO-USA 2015 roster includes:


a prom king who is also a poetry slam champion

  crown

taekwondo  

a black belt in Taekwondo


a National Outstanding Winner of the International
Space Settlement Design Competition

  international space station

football  

a first-team, all-county offensive lineman
and varsity football captain


a member of a national high school
champion squash team

  squash?

pepper  

a cultivator of exotic chili peppers


a former nationally-ranked junior figure skater
and certified figure skating coach

  figureskater

eagle scout  

an Eagle Scout


an award-winning haiku poet

 

Find out more about

NYO-USA and

its tour of China.