National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America
Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), a free program for all participants. Following a comprehensive audition process and a multi-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 while serving as dynamic music ambassadors.
In 2020, NYO-USA’s program activities will take place online in light of the ongoing effects of COVID-19. From July 6 to 17, members of NYO-USA will engage in digital training, mentorship, and performances led by principal players from top American orchestras and national youth ensemble alumni. In addition to taking part in private lessons, studio sectionals, and master classes, participants will have the opportunity to make music together as part of an inspiring community of extraordinary musicians. Further details about digital offerings in the summer of 2020, including a schedule of events available for viewing by audiences at home, will be announced later in June.
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The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) invites young musicians ages 16–19 to audition for its 2021 season.