Outstanding young American instrumentalists form NYO2, a free orchestra program that comes together alongside the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and NYO Jazz each summer for intensive training and performance opportunities. NYO2 has a particular focus on recruiting musicians from communities underrepresented in classical music. Participating musicians have the opportunity to work closely with top players from American orchestras and conservatories during a residency at Purchase College, State University of New York.
Available for Young Musicians: Nationally
Season: Summer Program
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Guest Artists & FacultyNYO2 musicians are led by a stellar faculty of players from America’s top orchestras and perform with world-class guest artists.
NYO-UExplore NYO-U, a video series on musical topics that is written by teenage members and alumni of the national youth ensembles.
Each year, NYO2 invites young musicians ages 14–17 to audition for its summer season. Applications are now closed for summer 2021. Applications for summer 2022 will be available in early fall 2021.