Photographed here are the seven PYO students from left to right, (back row): Joy Zhao (cello) from Chalfont, PA in her second year as a NYO member; Fiyi Adebekun (violin) from Lansdale, PA, Isabella Egawa (violin) from Bala Cynwyd, PA, Allyson Cohen (violin) from Narberth, PA and (front row): Conor McAvinue (viola) from Wilmington, DE, Daniel Kim (clarinet) from Skillman, NJ and Johnny May (violin) from Penn Valley, PA.

Following a comprehensive audition process and a three-week training residency at Purchase College, State University of New York, these gifted teenage musicians embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world, serving as America’s dynamic music ambassadors.

Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of the PYO Music Institute shared his enthusiasm about this opportunity for the students. “We are very proud to have seven of our students selected to participate in this year’s National Youth Orchestra,” he said. “Each of these students are very talented, and we are pleased that they will have these expansive experiences to further enhance their music education, their worldly knowledge and future careers.”