Outstanding young American instrumentalists form NYO2, a free orchestra program that comes together alongside NYO-USA and NYO Jazz each summer for intensive training and performance opportunities. NYO2 has a particular focus on recruiting musicians from communities underrepresented in classical music. Participating musicians have the opportunity to work closely with top players from American orchestras and conservatories during a residency at Purchase College, State University of New York.
In 2020, NYO2 is led by conductor Mei-Ann Chen. Musicians will work with fellows of the New World Symphony as part of a continuing partnership with the orchestra.
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Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute invites outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17 to audition for NYO2’s 2020 season.
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of AmericaThe National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) brings together extraordinary instrumentalists ages 16–19.