National Youth Orchestra

NYO Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), a free program for all participants. Following a comprehensive audition process and a three-week training residency with leading…

Carnegie Hall, Link-UP

Link UpCello Faculty and Performer Students in grades 3–5 are given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program, in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom and perform with a professional orchestra from their seats at a culminating concert at Carnegie…

Iberacademy

A unique collaboration with the Academia Filarmónica de Medellín (AFMED), now called Iberacademy and New World Symphony. NWS Fellows travel to Medellín, Colombia to offer instrumental coaching, private lessons, master classes and side-by-side performances with the young musicians of Iberacademy. Multiple times during the season, Iberacademy musicians travel to the…

Welcome to the Club

Welcome to the Club Blake-Anthony Johnson always has been a novelty. Since his family moved a lot, he was always the new kid and experimented with identities at different schools. “I was interested in everything,” he says. “I was president of the math team, the prom committee, I played on…