• NYO in NYC:
    A Side-by-Side Event with New York–Area Music Students

    Saturday, July 15, 2017


    The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and NYO2 welcome New York–area music students to join them in a collaborative musical celebration in NYC. Orchestra players at both an intermediate and advanced level are invited to play alongside the young musicians from across the country who form NYO-USA and NYO2 this summer. James Ross, NYO-USA orchestra director, and Giancarlo Guerrero, NYO2 conductor, will lead the combined forces in rehearsal before each mega-orchestra (comprising 200–300 musicians) gives a performance.

    Musicians must register in advance for one of two sessions based on their level of experience. All participants must bring a signed media release form to the event, and participants under the age of 18 who will be attending without a parent or guardian must also bring a signed permission form.

    Download Media Release Form
    Download Permission Form



    583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue) | Manhattan
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    Intermediate Orchestra Session

    New York State School Music Association
    Grade 3 (or equivalent)


    Arrival: 10:15–10:50 AM
    Rehearsal and Performance: 11 AM–12:30 PM



    Arrangements of:
    VERDI “Anvil Chorus” from Il trovatore
    ARTÉS “Chamambo”
    BERNSTEIN “Somewhere” from West Side Story
    HOLST “Jupiter” from The Planets


    Advanced Orchestra Session

    New York State School Music Association
    Grade 5–6 (or equivalent)


    Arrival: 1:15–1:50 PM
    Rehearsal and Performance: 2–3:30 PM



    SAINT-SAËNS Third and fourth movements from Symphony No. 3
         with Raymond Nagem, Associate Organist,
         Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    MÁRQUEZ Conga del Fuego Nuevo



    The registration form may only be completed by individuals over the age of 18.
    If you are under the age of 18, please ask a parent or guardian to fill this out on your behalf.



    Take the F train to the Lexington Avenue / 63rd Street station, or the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, and R trains to the Lexington Avenue / 59th Street station.

    What do I need to bring?

    Bring your instrument, media release form, and permission form (if necessary). Carnegie Hall will provide sheet music, music stands, and chairs.

    Where can I find the music in order to practice in advance?

    After registering, you will receive an email with practice parts. 

    When should I arrive?

    Registered participants are asked to start arriving 45 minutes prior to their session, but no later than 10 minutes before it is scheduled to begin. This will allow everyone to get checked in and seated before the event begins.

    Do I need to register to watch the performances at the end of each session?

    This event is not open to the public, but parents and other family members are encouraged to attend. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.