Sydney Schneider ’24 Named to National Youth Orchestra 2

After participating in the Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra for the past four years, Indian Springs violinist Sydney Schneider ’24 is ready for the national stage. She has been selected for the renowned National Youth Orchestra 2 through a rigorous audition process requiring performance samples, a video essay, and recommendation letters.

As a member of NYO2, Sydney will play Carnegie Hall this summer. The performance is a culmination of a two-week program including a residency at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music and a visit to the Miami Beach home of the New World Symphony. NYO2 is a sister organization of the National Youth Orchestra which focuses on the inclusion of students from areas where classical music is historically underrepresented.

Sydney is excited to spend time among peers who are equally committed to musicianship. She has been playing violin since the age of 9 and oboe since 7th grade. She takes lessons with the Suzuki Talent Education Program in Hoover and is a member of Indian Springs’ advanced performance ensemble, chamber choir, and concert choir. She practices two to three hours a day and plans to study music in some capacity at college.

Congratulations to Sydney!