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Did your kid or cousin get into the US National Youth Orchestra?

March 20, 2017 by norman lebrecht

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They’ve announced the 2017 intake. There are 116 musicians aged 16-19, from 33 U.S. states, including 28 returnees from last year. Marin Alsop will conduct. Warner owner Len Blavatnik is the major sponsor.

Violin

Fiyi Adebekun, Lansdale, PA
Jonathan Altman, Modesto, CA
Kelsea Kyu-Ri Au, Henderson, NV
Kevin Bai, Plano, TX
Anna Black, Eagle, ID *
Simon Luke Brown, Davis, OK
Maya Bulos, Lafayette, CA
Claire Cai, Mount Sinai, NY
Daniel Choo, Knoxville, TN
Jonathan Chu, San Francisco, CA *
Chelsea Cline, Honolulu, HI

Allyson Cohen, Narberth, PA
Hannah Duncan, Belle Plaine, IA
Isabella Egawa, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Daniel Guevara, Hialeah, FL
Chloe Harvel, Nashville, TN *
Kingston Ho, New Providence, NJ +
David Horak, Norwich, VT *
Erica Yeawon Hwang, San Diego, CA
Evan Johanson, Seattle, WA *
Ellie Kanayama, Albany, CA
Haeun Kim, Birmingham, AL

Andrew Y. Kim, New York, NY
Alyssa Kim, River Edge, NJ
Andrew Lee, Los Altos Hills, CA *
Johnny May, Penn Valley, PA
Serena Shapard, Cleveland Heights, OH
Emilia Sharpe, Winston Salem, NC *
Natasha von Bartheld, Reno, NV
Jason Wang, Keller, TX *
Annalisa Welinder, Port Jefferson, NY
William Yao, Barrington, RI *

 

Viola

Steven Baloue, Chicago, IL +
Kayla Cabrera, Crete, IL *
Sophie Choate, Provo, UT
Emma DeJarnette, Snellville, GA *
Juliette Duguid, Westfield, NJ +
Matthew Garcia, Harlingen, TX +
Andrew Hughes, Old Tappan, NJ *
Tyler Jacoby, Flower Mound, TX
Sean Juhl, New York, NY *
Alex Koller, Orlando, FL
Conor McAvinue, Wilmington, DE
Peter Morin, Deerfield, IL
Tabby Rhee, Brookfield, WI
Karlie Roberts, Eugene, OR

Cello

Joshua Chiang, San Jose, CA
Ryan Chung, Manhasset, NY *
Drew Dansby, Charlotte, NC
Simon Housner, Cherry Hill, NJ *
Dylan Howard, Oxford, MS
Annie SeEun Hyung, Irvine, CA
David S. Kim, East Brunswick, NJ *
Sang-O Park, Haverford, PA
Isabel Won, Belle Mead, NJ
Alexander Wu, Penn Valley, PA
Esther Yu, Rye, NY
Joy Zhao, Chalfont, PA *

Bass

Diego Garza-Romero, Edinburg, TX +
Redd Coltrane Ingram, New Albany, OH +
Pablo Kennedy, Austin, TX
Rachel Martin, Pittsburgh, PA
Dimitrios Mattas, Fruit Heights, UT
Ella Sharpe, Winston Salem, NC *
Willie Swett, New York, NY *
Sarah Wager, Rochester, NY
Ryan Wahidi, Creve Coeur, MO *

 

Woodwinds

Flute

Sophia Jean, Lakeland, FL +
Danielle Kim, Aldie, VA
Jarrett May, Keller, TX
Arin Sarkissian, La Crescenta, CA
Jessica Shand, Colorado Springs, CO *

Oboe

Peter Davies, Dallas, TX
Mekhi Gladden, Atlanta, GA
Elias Medina-Brewster, Miami, FL *
T. Colton Potter, Orlando, FL
Kate Wegener, Easton, CT

Clarinet

Amer Hasan, Tinley Park, IL
Daniel Kim, Skillman, NJ *
Jonathan López, El Paso, TX +
Anders Peterson, Northfield, MN
Katia Waxman, Chicago, IL

 

Bassoon

Christopher Chung, Johns Creek, GA
Allen Jiang, Chicago, IL
Connor Reilly, Palmyra, VA
Samuel Rhoton, Salem, OR
Tatia Slouka, Littleton, CO

 

Brass

Horn

Jennifer Bywaters, London, ON
Nathan Cloeter, Lake Jackson, TX +
August Haller, Brooklyn, NY
Elisabeth Pesavento, Interlochen, MI *
Scott Sanders, Mansfield, TX
Emma Shaw, Tampa, FL *
Michael Stevens, East Islip, NY *
Shawn Zheng, Murfreesboro, TN

Trumpet

Aaron DuBois, Baldwinsville, NY
EJ Miranda, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Shane O’Brien, Benicia, CA
James Vaughen, Champaign, IL *

Trombone

Christopher Houlihan, Chevy Chase, MD
Hanae Yoshida, Irvine, CA

Bass Trombone

David Schonberger, El Paso, TX +

Tuba

Joshua Lewis, Chesapeake Beach, MD

 

Percussion, Harp, and Keyboard

Timpani and Percussion

Alvin Chung, Potomac, MD
Jeremy Davis, Diamond Bar, CA
Omar El-Abidin, Wall, NJ *
Simon Herron, Hanover, NH
Braden Vaughn, Ellicott City, MD

Harp

Juanito Riveros, Rowlett, TX
Clara Warford, Nashville, TN

 

Apprentices

Orchestra Library Apprentice

Kathryn Knox, Unionville, CT

Orchestra Management Apprentice

Nicholas Mateo Hernandez, Bakersfield, CA

Conducting Apprentices

Maya Miro Johnson, Salt Lake City, UT
Euan Shields, San Francisco, CA

Composing Apprentices

Camilo Gonzalez-Sol, Takoma Park, MD
J.P. Redmond, Yonkers, NY

 


Comments (2)

  1. Barbra Weidlein, MajoringInMusic.com says:

    Kudos to all of these students – and their families and teachers for helping them attain this prestigious acknowledgment!

  2. Nana Vaughn says:

    My kid got in! And one of my students also got into NYO2.


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