Be on the Show
From the Top seeks young musicians to feature on a NPR radio program and national arts leadership program.
- Perform before a live and national radio audience.
- Join fellow young musicians in an arts leadership orientation workshop to think about how you can make a difference in the world with your music and abilities.
- Young musicians with financial need can apply for From the Top's Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.
- Opportunities to perform at school visits, non-traditional “pop-up” performances, and private events.
You are eligible if you:
• Are between the ages of 8–18 and have not enrolled in a college or conservatory.
• Live in or have a significant training connection to the US.
• Solo instrumentalists
• Small ensembles (8 members or fewer)
• Large ensembles (9 members or more)
From the Top’s primary focus is to present music from the western classical tradition. However, we occasionally present music from other non-pop genres including folk music, world music, spirituals, and acoustic or piano jazz. Learn more in our FAQs.