The American Pops Orchestra
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The American Pops Orchestra

Founded in 2015 by Maestro Luke Frazier, The American Pops Orchestra (APO) is dedicated to bringing American popular music to diverse new audiences in dynamic ways.

Congratulations to the 2023 NextGen National Finalists!

We are excited to announce that the NextGen National Finals will be returning to Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium! Join us on Sunday, February 19 at 2PM as ten outstanding collegiate vocalists compete for cash prizes and performance opportunities with The American Pops Orchestra. The event is free and open to the public.
Can’t make it to New York City? No problem! Register to watch the event for free at the link below.

  • Sarah Cassidy (Indiana University)
  • Jayna Glynn (Missouri State)
  • Mya Hunter (Howard University)
  • Hannah Kulawiak (Indiana University)
  • David Mejia (Texas Christian University)
  • Chris Richie (Oklahoma City University)
  • TJ Staten (Webster University)
  • Yumeko Stern (New York University)
  • Anthony Voiers (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
  • Sam Yousuf (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music)
  • Christian Clausnitzer - Alternate (West Virginia University)
  • Jordyn Taylor - Alternate (Howard University)
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Celebrate the New Year with APO! Tune into PBS on December 31 at 8/7C for “United in Song: Ringing In The New Year Together.”

Hosted by Renée Fleming with Chris Jackson
Premieres New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, on PBS
And Streaming on and the PBS Video App

Musical Performances from: Matt Doyle, Carolina Gaitán, Mandy Gonzalez, Natalie Grant, Joaquina Kalukango, Roman Mejia, MILCK, Ricardo Morales, Tiler Peck, Jacqueline Schwab, Reginald Smith, Jr., Rhonda Vincent, Wendlo, Brett Young, Raye Zaragoza, Boise State University Meistersingers, Ohio University Singers, Spelman College Glee Club

Filmed in historic theatres across our country:
Peoples Bank Theatre, (Marietta, Ohio)
The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre (Marietta, Georgia)
The Egyptian Theatre (Boise, Idaho)


Have you seen us on PBS? APO has presented national broadcasts featuring music that ranges from Broadway to Indigenous music, Classical to Sacred. Click below to learn about our PBS specials, all of which are available to stream with a subscription to PBS Passport.

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Upcoming Events

PBS Filming

Pittsburgh, PA

January 30 - February 2, 2023

NextGen National Voice Competition Finals

Lincoln Center, NYC

February 19, 2023

Our Impact

From inspiring young artists from diverse backgrounds through our outreach programs to partnering with nonprofit organizations across the country, we are proud to build our APO family.

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