Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute will launch a National
Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA)
in 2013. Around 120 instrumentalists will get the chance to work
with principals from top US orchestras during a two-week residency
at Purchase College, State University of New York. The orchestra
will then perform under conductor Valery Gergiev at the Kennedy
Center in Washington DC, before giving concerts in Moscow, St
Petersburg and London.
NYO-USA will run annually in the summer (the 2013 dates are 30 June to 23 July). Instrumentalists aged 16 to 19 who are US citizens or permanent residents can apply for the programme, but only if they are not full-time music students. Potential participants have until 7 September 2012 to register online.