Applications Open for National Youth Orchestras

Applications are open for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, NYO2, and NYO Jazz. Musicians come together from across the country to study with world-class artists, perform at Carnegie Hall, and go on tour.

National Youth Orchestra of the United States

Join the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), comprising the country’s best young musicians ages 16–19. In 2019, the group will be led by conductor Sir Antonio Pappano and joined by renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato during a two-week tour to Europe.

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NYO2 is recruiting the most talented students ages 14–17 from across the United States, with a particular focus on individuals who will bring greater diversity to classical orchestral music. The selected instrumentalists work alongside conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto before concluding their residency with a performance on the famed Carnegie Hall stage.

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NYO Jazz

Next summer, gifted young jazz musicians ages 16–19 will come together to study with internationally renowned artists. Celebrated trumpeter Sean Jones returns as NYO Jazz’s bandleader for the ensemble’s tour across Asia.

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Published: October 08, 2018