National Youth Ensembles
Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s national youth ensembles bring together the brightest young American instrumentalists for intensive training and performances on some of the world’s greatest stages. All three programs are free and led by an all-star faculty of professional musicians, giving students the opportunity to hone their talents while working with the world’s finest artists. As national ensembles, these programs include a broad range of musicians from across the country that reflect the exceptional talent and diversity of the United States.
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) brings together extraordinary instrumentalists ages 16–19. In 2020, the orchestra trains and performs under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto with a program that will include Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and feature guest violinist Midori.
NYO2 is an intensive summer training program for outstanding young musicians ages 14–17. The program aims to expand the pool of musicians equipped with the tools to succeed at the highest level, particularly those from communities underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field.