Carnegie Hall’s Brings National Youth Ensembles Together for Residency

This July, over 209 musicians from 41 states will come together at Purchase College, State University of New York


Carnegie Hall will host teen musicians to train as part of its three national youth ensembles: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz.

The three-week residency runs July 6-24, culminating in a concert streamed on Carnegie Hall’s website, Facebook, and YouTube.

"We are thrilled to be bringing the musicians of NYO-USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz together for an extraordinary month of music-making," said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall's Executive and Artistic Director.

"These three ensembles shine a spotlight on the great depth of musical talent found all across the country. The musicians are superb players who are passionate about music and dedicated to connecting and growing alongside their peers. We are also fortunate to have a stellar faculty who will mentor these superb young musicians and help them to grow artistically and personally. It will be an especially exciting time, as teens from across the country finally get to play together in person again."

During the 2021 residency, musicians will have the opportunity to work with players from some of America’s top orchestras and top-name jazz artists.

Musicians will be required to quarantine for 10-days prior to the residency, during which time they will participate in online activities including lessons. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ensembles will not tour, nor will they perform at Carnegie Hall, as the hall will not be opening until the Fall of 2021.

Guest artists and faculty for the NYO USA can be found here, for the NYO2 here, and the NYO Jazz here.