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Through its First Music program, the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) has selected seven of America’s emerging orchestra, chamber music, and jazz composers under age 30 to write commissions for the 56th Season, which marks the 35th anniversary of the First Music program. The works will be premiered by NYYS Orchestra and NYYS Chamber Music Program at Carnegie Hall, and NYYS Jazz at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and in a new partnership with the Interlochen Center for the Arts, one grand prize winner will have its mid-West premiere by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Called "invaluable" by The New York Times, the NYYS First Music commission program has been widely acknowledged as one of the leading forces in the United States for bringing the work of gifted young composers to the public’s attention for the past 34 years. Click here for full press release