The National Orchestral Association is proud to have sponsored numerous educational outreach programs in the New York City school system and in the public school systems in Utah. A quartet made up of players from the String Orchestra of New York City ("SONYC"), was invited to conduct an educational outreach program in the Queens, New York Public School District. We are grateful to David Levitman, a Director of the NOA, and former Principal in the New York City School System, for making this possible. Mr. Levitman and SONYC's Monica Bauchwitz, are working on developing a continuing program for the Queens School District.
On September 20, 2000, the Lake Luzerne Music Camp celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a special concert at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City performed by alumni musicians of the Camp. The Lake Luzerne Music Camp has been an outstanding resource for young people, and enjoys a reputation as one of the country's leading music camps. The NOA would like to congratulate all those associated with the Camp for enriching the lives of so many young musicians over the years. Maestro Barzin was a frequent visitor to the camp, and was one of its longtime principal advisors. In honor of the NOA's founding conductor, the late Maestro Leon Barzin, the National Orchestral Association provided a grant to the Lake Luzerne Music Camp to assist them in putting on their Alice Tully Hall concert, which was attended by hundreds of students.