• NYO2 at Carnegie Hall  

    Ages 14–17

    In 2017, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17 to form NYO2, a summer orchestral training program with a particular focus on attracting talented students from groups underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. Running in conjunction with NYO-USA’s annual summer residency at Purchase College, SUNY, NYO2 offers an opportunity for participants to play alongside exceptionally talented peers and learn from a world-class faculty. NYO2 aims to expand the pool of young musicians across the country equipped with the tools to succeed at the highest level, particularly those who will bring greater diversity to classical orchestral music and/or those who have not had access to highly selective training opportunities through major youth orchestra programs, summer festivals and camps, or similar experiences outside of their local community. NYO2 is free for all participants, including room and board, and all rehearsal, teaching, and performance activities.

    Download the 2016 NYO-USA and NYO2 Commemorative Book.

    2018 Nominations

    NYO2 welcomes the nomination of musicians who have not had access to highly selective ensemble training opportunities through youth orchestra programs, summer festivals, camps, or similar experiences outside of their own communities.



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    Leadership support for NYO2 is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Founder Patron: Beatrice Santo Domingo.


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    With additional funding provided by: Ernst & Young LLP


  • Meet the 2017 Orchestra

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    2018 Application Information

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    Learn More


    NYO2 Carnegie Hall Debut

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  • Follow NYO-USA and NYO2 on social media throughout both orchestras' residencies and NYO-USA's Latin American tour.

    Live Blog 2017 NYO-USA/NYO2