Young musicians from a previous year’s National Youth Orchestra of the USA in front of Carnegie Hall.

Carnegie Hall has announced the names of the 109 young musicians selected from across the nation for the tenth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). The members of the 2023 orchestra—ages 16–19, hailing from 31 U.S. states plus Puerto Rico—were chosen by Carnegie Hall following a selective audition process. NYO-USA and NYO2, a program for players ages 14–17, are offered free of charge, ensuring that all invited musicians can take part. NYO-USA musicians will meet at Purchase College, State University of New York in early July for an intensive two-week training residency. Sir Andrew Davis will lead NYO-USA at the orchestra’s annual Carnegie Hall concert (July 14), and throughout its North American tour with stops in Groton, Massachusetts; Joliette, Quebec; Dallas, Texas; Jackson, Wyoming; Stanford and San Diego, California; and more. Violinists Gil Shaham and Hilary Hahn will appear as soloists. NYO-USA’s tour repertoire includes a new work written for the ensemble by Valerie Coleman, commissioned by Carnegie Hall; Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique; and Barber’s and Tchaikovsky’s violin concertos. Visit for the names, instruments, and hometowns of the musicians of the 2023 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.