Community School Students Win Selection to National Youth Orchestra

Gianna Pedregon

Through discipline and hard work, seven Colburn students, including Gianna Pedregon (pictured), have won spots in the NYO, NYO2, and NYO Jazz programs at Carnegie Hall.

The Community School of Performing Arts is proud to announce the selection of our students to the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of the United States, NYO2, and NYO Jazz, all prestigious national music programs by Carnegie Hall. This year, five Community School students and two Music Academy students and alumni were selected for this exciting opportunity!

Every summer, the Weill Music Institute (WMI) at Carnegie Hall recruits the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. This free program provides aspiring musicians with a multi-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians as well as a tour across musical capitals of the world.

We wish these students all the best as they embark on this thrilling musical journey this summer! Congratulations again to all the students and their teachers on this amazing accomplishment.


Dara Moayer, Violin *
Noah Jung, Clarinet *+
Sarah Kave, Cello ~


Esteban Lindo, Bass *
Abigail Hong, Oboe *

NYO Jazz

Kai Burns, Guitar *
Gianna Pedregon, Violin *

* Community School of Performing Arts student
+ Music Academy student
~ Music Academy alumnus