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Thank you for your interest in Carnegie Hall’s national youth ensembles—free summer programs for outstanding American instrumentalists. As a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, or NYO Jazz, you will have the opportunity to learn from a group of extraordinary professional musicians and perform on some of the leading stages of the world, including Carnegie Hall. NYO-USA also offers apprenticeships for aspiring administrators (in orchestra management and music librarianship).

To learn more about Carnegie Hall's national youth ensembles, visit our website.

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We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application. All instrumental applicants will receive written feedback on their audition.

Please select the program for which you are auditioning from the list on the left to learn more about the exact requirements and to start your application.

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.