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Oct 03, 2022 2022-10-03

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Free Program for Young Instrumentalists to Hone Their Music Talents

Applications are open for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Ensembles. Next summer remarkable teens from around the country will come together to train, tour, and perform on some of the world’s greatest stages—all for free.

As national ensembles, these programs include a broad range of musicians who reflect the exceptional talent and diversity of the United States. All of the programs are free and led by an all-star faculty of professional musicians, giving students the opportunity to hone their talents while working with the world’s finest artists.

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) brings together extraordinary instrumentalists aged 16–19 for intensive training with outstanding faculty and celebrated guest artists.

The NYO2 intensive summer training program for outstanding young musicians aged 14–17 aims to expand the pool of musicians equipped with the tools to succeed at the highest level, particularly those from communities underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field.

Gifted young jazz musicians aged 16–19 come together as NYO Jazz to study with and learn from world-class jazz masters. Acclaimed trumpeter, composer, and educator Sean Jones serves as artistic director and bandleader.

Deadlines: Applications for summer 2023 officially opened on September 8, 2022. The National Youth Ensembles website provides specific deadlines for each opportunity.

Music Arts Underserved Populations

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