Another NYO opportunity for many of you, especially younger musicians, is NYO2.
In 2017, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17 to form NYO2, a summer orchestral training program with a particular focus on attracting talented students from groups underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. Running in conjunction with NYO-USA’s annual summer residency at Purchase College, SUNY, NYO2 offers an opportunity for participants to play alongside exceptionally talented peers and learn from a world-class faculty. NYO2 aims to expand the pool of young musicians across the country equipped with the tools to succeed at the highest level, particularly those who will bring greater diversity to classical orchestral music and/or those who have not had access to highly selective training opportunities through major youth orchestra programs, summer festivals and camps, or similar experiences outside of their local community. NYO2 is free for all participants, including room and board, and all rehearsal, teaching, and performance activities.
After a very successful inaugural season, the 2016-2017 program will run for three weeks starting in early July. As a central part of NYO2, participants will have the opportunity to work closely with select members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, thanks to a new partnership formed between Carnegie Hall and the Orchestra, an organization with its own deep commitment to education and artist training
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute invites outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14–17 to audition for NYO2’s 2016–2017 season. NYO2 has a particular focus on attracting talented students from groups underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. Audition excerpts will be available here, and applications will be available on September 7. All application materials must be submitted using an online form administered by DecisionDesk, a service that provides a digital audition platform to many performing arts schools and programs. In order to start the NYO2 application, you will need to create a DecisionDesk account. (If you already have one, you can start a new application using your existing account.) Once you have created an account, you will be able to save your progress at any time. We encourage you to allow enough time to upload and review the required application videos to make certain that they represent your playing as effectively as possible.
A formal nomination from a teacher, ensemble director, school/band/orchestra administrator, or community leader is required as part of the application. NYO2 welcomes the nomination of musicians who have not had access to highly selective ensemble training opportunities through youth orchestra programs, summer festivals, camps, or similar experiences outside of their own communities. Nominations must be submitted through a short online form that will be available in early September.
April 27, 2016: Audition excerpts available on the website
September 7, 2016: Online nomination form available
September 7, 2016: Online application available
December 1, 2016: Deadline for nominations to be received by Carnegie Hall
December 15, 2016: Application deadline (at 11:59 PM in your respective time zone)
January 17, 2017: Recommendation deadline
March 1, 2017: Applicants are notified of their status via email; audition feedback is provided shortly thereafter
Early July 2017: Program begins
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