This post was originally published on Atlanta Voice

By Madeline Thigpen

Carnegie Hall has announced the names of the students accepted into their NYO2 summer program, including an Atlantan, Tendekai Mawokomatanda.

“If you were selected for NYO2 it means that you are one of the best young musicians in the country and you get to show off your skills with world renowned conductors. So it’s truly an honor to be selected for this program,” Mawokomatanda said.

NYO2 is a national program that recruits orchestral musicians between 14 and 17-years-old from ‘communities underrepresented in classical music.’

The students will perform at Carnegie Hall on August 1 after their month-long residency at the State University of New York at Purchase.

Mawokomatandais a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy, a boarding school in Michigan where he plays the Bass. 

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