Interlochen students and alumni selected to National Youth Orchestra

Nineteen current and former students of Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy have been selected to the 2018 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA).

Current Arts Academy students David Schonberger, Jakob Schoenfeld and Amelia Abouljoud join 15 Arts Camp alumni in the ensemble, comprised of the brightest young (aged 16-19) musicians in the nation as selected by the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The selectees will participate in a three-week residency with professional musicians before embarking on a tour of Asia. The musicians will be conducted on tour by Michael Tilson Thomas and joined by solo pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Congratulations to all of our selectees!


  • Akili Farrow (IAC 15-16)
  • Symphony Koss (IAC 16)


  • Amelia Abouljoud (IAC 16, IAA 17-)
  • Sophie Choate (IAC 16)
  • Juliette Duguid (IAC 14)
  • Cameren Anai Williams (IAC 13)


  • Pablo Kennedy (IAC 16)
  • Dimitrios Mattas (IAC 16)


  • Phoebe Rawn (IAC 15)


  • Kofi Kwapong (IAC 16-17)
  • Javier Morales-Martinez (IAC 15)
  • Alisha Zamore (IAC 15)


  • Quincey Trojanowski (Ins 15-16)


  • August Haller (IAC 13-14)


  • David Schonberger (IAA 17-)


  • Simon Herron (IAC 10)
  • Will Harris (IAC 17)
  • Jakob Schoenfeld (IAC 17, IAA 17-)

Orchestra Librarian

  • Nick Jack Agliata III (IAC 15-17)

In addition to these members of the National Youth Orchestra, two Interlochen alumni were selected to the NYO Jazz: alto saxophonist Kevin Oliver, Jr. (IAC 15-16) and baritone saxophonist Matthew Clarke (IAC 15-16).