Carnegie Hall announced that Marion Pope, Trinity Prep junior, is one of the 115 outstanding young musicians selected from across the country for the eighth annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA).
The members of the 2020 orchestra—ages 16–19, hailing from 34 US states—have been recognized by Carnegie Hall as being among the finest players in the country following a comprehensive and highly selective audition process.
"The musicians who make up NYO-USA's 2020 roster are among the very best players in the nation," said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall's Executive and Artistic Director. "This promises to be an unforgettable summer for them—coming together to train with some of the top professional musicians in the country and challenging themselves to play at the highest level. These superb young players will also have the opportunity to connect with audiences across North America as musical ambassadors as they present extraordinary performances under the baton of conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto."
NYO-USA is one of Carnegie Hall's three acclaimed national youth orchestras, which also includes NYO2 for outstanding classical musicians (ages 14–17), and NYO Jazz for the nation's finest jazz instrumentalists (ages 16–19).