National Youth Orchestra of the USA

February 8, 2017


Congratulations to Academy violists Kayla Cabrera, 18, student of Roland Vamos and Peter Morin, 17, student of  CSO assistant principal viola Li-Kuo Chang, who have been accepted as members of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) for the 2017 season.


This summer’s NYO-USA tour will take the orchestra to Latin America for the first time, under the direction of American conductor Marin Alsop. In addition to performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, NYO-USA has commissioned a tone poem by celebrated composer Gabriela Lena Frank for NYO-USA’s annual concert here at Carnegie Hall and on tour. 


The 2017 NYO-USA program runs from July 1 through August 6 and begins with a three-week residency at Purchase College, SUNY, where orchestra members will work with Orchestra Director James Ross and a faculty of principal players from many of America’s greatest orchestras. This is Kayla’s second year touring with NYO-USA.

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