Luis Pedro Alasuuraq Muñoz, a 17-year-old violinist from Polaris K-12 School in Anchorage, was recently chosen to be part of Carnegie Hall’s 2021 national youth ensemble, NYO2. Muñoz was the only Alaskan chosen.
This July at Purchase College, SUNY—right outside NYC—Luis will join more than 200 peer musicians for meaningful mentorship and musical activities including private lessons, master classes, full rehearsals, workshops on essential music skills, and performances, led by an all-star faculty made up of principal players from top American orchestras and esteemed jazz artists. Guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen returns this year to lead NYO2.
For many of these musicians, this will be the first time they’ve been able to play together in major ensembles since the global pandemic began. All program activities for summer 2021 are expected to take place in-person in the New York area with strict health protocols in place.