NEW YORK—Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute will launch a youth orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). A two-week residency followed by an international tour the summer of 2013 will provide young players across the nation an opportunity to join their peers and a faculty of professional orchestral musicians.
One of the world’s celebrated maestros, Valery Gergiev, will conduct the orchestra in 2013 and each year another maestro with first-chair musicians from prominent American orchestras will mentor participants.The program is tuition-free, including room and board, rehearsal, and performance activities, and costs associated with the concert tour.
The program is open to all U.S. citizens or permanent residents ages 16–19, excluding full-time music students. Registration must be completed by Sept. 7 this year for those who wish to participate in 2013. A full application, which must include an audition video, should be submitted by Nov. 1.