Leadership Orientations & Opportunities

Arts Leadership Orientations

All From the Top performers participate in an Arts Leadership Orientation the morning following the show. During this 3-hour session, performers explore the power of music to inspire and create change, and are introduced to:

  • Inspiring examples of arts leadership by From the Top alumni
  • Their unique pathways and potential as arts leaders
  • A range of opportunities that they might consider in their home communities

A From the Top network of support and materials is available to all performers to help them develop their own interests and projects once they return home. Examples of past projects include interactive performances in schools, retirement homes, and community centers; fundraising campaigns and benefit concerts; and writing letters to local politicians in support of arts funding in schools. 

Outreach Opportunities

At every From the Top taping, performers are invited to share their music, experiences, and related passions in schools and/or a variety of community settings.

Learn more about community partnerships across the country.


Explore CDAL Boston, an intensive leadership program open to high school and early college musicians in the Greater Boston area who want to take their music beyond the concert hall.

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From the Blog: Arts Leadership