Any kids you know in the US National Youth Orchestra?

The list has just been released by Carnegie Hall:

NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
2015 Orchestra Roster

* Returning 2013 or 2014 NYO-USA member
** New state / territory represented in 2015 NYO-USA

Alabama  
Presley Ready, Bassoon (Spanish Fort) 
   
Arizona  
Bobby Nunes, Oboe (Mesa)
Kip Zimmerman, Oboe (Tucson)
   
Arkansas  
Madison Moline, Viola (Conway)
California  
Matthew Chow, Violin (Los Altos)*
Celia Daggy, Viola (Santa Monica)
Janice Gho, Bass (Cupertino)*
Mya Greene, Viola (Los Angeles)*
Minku Lee, Cello (Palo Alto)
Adrian Lin, Timpani/Percussion (Cupertino)*
Shira Samuels-Shragg, Conducting Apprentice (Los Angeles)
Sarah Sukardi, Viola (Irvine)
Helen Wu, Violin (Saratoga)*
 
Colorado  
Andrew Burgan, Violin (Boulder)*
   
Connecticut  
Isabella Palacpac, Cello (Wilton)
   
Florida  
Jason Arevalo, Violin (Miami)*
Annabel Chyung, Violin (Miami)*
Alejandro Lombo, Flute (Miramar)*
Mark J. Trotter, Horn (Seminole)
 
Georgia
Nathan Hung, Viola (Peachtree City)*
Andrew Koonce, Violin (Atlanta)
Nick Pelletier, Viola (Duluth)
   
Hawaii  
Kisa Uradomo, Violin (Kula)
 
Illinois  
Torin Bakke, Clarinet (Buffalo Grove)*
Anthony Brattoli, Tuba (Tinley Park)
Ethan Clemmitt, Tuba (Wilmette)
Karen Dai, Timpani/Percussion (Chicago)*
Chris Gao, Cello (Long Grove)
Nivanthi Karunaratne, Horn (Gurnee)*
Jack McCammon, Horn (Naperville)*
Benjamin Smelser, Trombone (DeKalb)
Nhyta Taguchi, Orchestra Library Apprentice (Chicago)
James Vaughen, Trumpet (Champaign)
   
Kansas  
Ashley Dinakar, Violin (Prairie Village)*
   
Louisiana  
Jud Mitchell, Bass (New Orleans)
 
Maine**  
Seoyeon Kim, Violin (Falmouth)
   
Maryland  
Raymond Lin, Cello (Gaithersburg)
Eileen Moudou, Violin (Potomac)
Ethan Shrier, Trombone (Potomac)
 
Massachusetts  
Henri Bouchard, Violin (Ayer)
Christopher Laven, Bass (Wayland)
Evan Wood, Cello (Boston)*
   
Michigan  
Sarah Seungmin Han, Clarinet (Interlochen)
Brent Proseus, Trumpet (Rockford)
   
Minnesota  
Sarrah Bushara, Oboe (Eden Prairie)
Brandon Duffy, Violin (Lino Lakes)
Arjun Ganguly, Viola (St. Cloud)*
Emma Richman, Violin (Minneapolis)*
   
Mississippi  
Julia Kirk, Violin (Jackson)*
 
Missouri  
Aleksis Martin, Clarinet (St. Louis)
Grant Riew, Cello (St. Louis)
Ryan Wahidi, Double Bass (Creve Coeur)
Montana  
Rosie Weiss, Violin (Billings)*
Nevada  
Corbin Krebs, Bassoon (Las Vegas)
 
New Hampshire  
Claire Walter, Violin (Keene)*
   
New Jersey  
Matthew Gajda, Trumpet (Mahwah)*
David Kim, Cello (East Brunswick)
Markus Lang, Double Bass (Allentown)
James Lin, Violin (Bridgewater)*
Soyeong Park, Violin (Princeton Junction)*
Evan Pasternak, Violin (Scotch Plains)*
Samuel Wang, Violin (Medford)*
Katy Wong, Harp (Ridgewood)
Amy Zhang, Viola (Princeton)*
   
New York  
Taylor Abbitt, Bass (Malta)
Sofia Checa, Cello (Dobbs Ferry)
Eli Holmes, Bassoon (Vestal)
Jasmine Lavariega, Horn (Astoria)
Laura Michael, Oboe (New York)
Faith Pak, Viola (Auburndale)*
Phillip Solomon, Clarinet (Montrose)*
Michael Stevens, Horn (East Islip)
Martine Thomas, Viola (Rochester)*
Christopher Vazan, Conducting Apprentice (Woodside)
Austin Wang, Violin (Douglaston)
Yibiao Wang, Flute (Flushing)
Helen K. Wong, Violin (Rochester)*
   
North Carolina  
Gordon Ma, Violin (Cary)*
 
Ohio  
Marguerite Cox, Bass (Hudson)
Joshua Elmore, Bassoon (Shaker Heights)
Paul Schubert, Cello (Enon)
Henry Shapard, Cello (Cleveland Heights)
Grant Zempolich, Cello (Shaker Heights)*
Ashley Zendarski, Violin (Twinsburg)
   
Oklahoma  
Ben Lanners, Cello (Stillwater)
Kevie Yu, Violin (Edmond)*
   
Oregon  
Fumika Mizuno, Violin (Tigard)
   
Pennsylvania  
Sein An, Violin (West Chester)
Tim Crouch, Viola (Swarthmore)
Neil Goh, Violin (North Wales)
Jason C.S. Vassiliou, Violin (Berwyn)
   
Rhode Island**  
William Yao, Violin (Barrington)
   
South Carolina  
Aaron Albert, Bass Trombone (Greenville)
Daniel H. Murray, Bass (Columbia)*
 
South Dakota  
Emera Gurath, Violin (Sioux Falls)
 
Texas  
David Alexander, Horn (Houston)
Hannah Burnett, Viola (Waco)
Michael Langford, Viola (Plano)
Isaiah Obey, Flute (Fort Worth)
Adam Phan, Harp (Dallas)
Mei Stone, Flute (Waco)
Shan Su, Viola (Richardson)*
Lincoln Valdez, Trumpet (Austin)*
Andres Vela, Bass (Edinburg)
Jason Wang, Violin (Keller)
   
Virginia  
Alex Arshadi, Timpani/Percussion (Reston)
Stephen Tang, Violin (Virginia Beach)*
 
Washington  
Evan Falls Hjort, Violin (Fall City)
Bronwyn James, Violin (Seattle)*
Evan Johanson, Violin (Seattle)
Tommy Lin, Bass (Sammamish)
Nolan Welch, Orchestra Management Apprentice (Olympia)
 
West Virginia**
Pete Nichols, Timpani/Percussion (Nitro)
Wisconsin  
Tanner Tanyeri, Timpani/Percussion (Madison)


NYO-USA China Tour—Summer 2015

July 10 Purchase, NY Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, SUNY
July 11 New York, NY Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
July 15 Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts
July 17 Shanghai Shanghai Oriental Art Center
July 19 Suzhou Suzhou Cultural and Arts Centre
July 21 Xi’an Xi’an Concert Hall
July 23 Shenzhen Shenzhen Concert Hall
July 24 Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall
July 26 Hong Kong Hong Kong Cultural Centre

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  • Rosie Weiss. She recently played Scottish Fantasy with the Billings Symphony in her home town. Outstanding player for her age.

  • I have to say, I did see the NYO-USA last summer and it was a fun concert. Sorry that they won’t be back in L.A. for a performance before their tour to China with Dutoit.

  • I do notice that there are college students in the orchestra. Happy as I am for these kids, I would have liked to see it held to high school students.

    • Yes, though the application requirements stipulate that any college students must not study music or be enrolled in conservatory programs.

    • I believe the stipulation (besides being aged 16-19) is that those seeking admission to the NYO-USA may not be full time student’s at a conservatoire, or attending a university, studying for a instumental/ performance degree (non-musical college students aged 18/19 I suppose are eligible).

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