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Announcing the 2013 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America

Today, we're pleased to announce the names of the 120 exceptional young musicians from across America, specially selected to come together this summer as part of the first-ever National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Click here to see the full roster.

Hailing from 42 US states—from Eagle River, Alaska to Miami, Florida; from Seattle, Washington to Sioux Falls, South Dakota; from Honolulu, Hawaii to Kalamazoo, Michigan, from Los Angeles, California to Marietta, Georgia and beyond—these young orchestral players, ages 16–19, have been recognized by Carnegie Hall as being among the finest in the country following a comprehensive audition process.

The musicians of the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America will travel to New York in late June 2013 for a rigorous two-week training residency on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York, working with some of the country’s best professional orchestral players. The young musicians will then have the opportunity to represent their country as the NYO-USA undertakes its inaugural international tour with stops at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, followed by dates in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London.

“We have been thrilled at the response to our creation of the NYO-USA program,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. “We are very excited, but not surprised, that there is such a depth of world-class talent among young musicians across the United States, and we know this first roster will be wonderfully strong. With the energy and skill demonstrated by these young players, we fully expect that the music-making of this orchestra will be completely inspirational for participants and audiences alike.”

Visit the NYO-USA homepage for more information about the members of the 2013 orchestra, as well as the tour, guest artists and faculty, and more.

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