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At From the Top, we believe in the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young musicians. Our media, scholarship, and arts education programs give these dedicated, hard-working, and talented young people support and recognition as they develop into the musicians and leaders of tomorrow.

Every From the Top musician, in addition to sharing their music and stories with national audiences via NPR and our online media channels, also receives arts leadership training, learning techniques to take their music beyond the concert hall and make a positive difference in their community.

As they grow up to play in major orchestras, found their own musical organizations, or work outside of music to make the world a better place, we are committed to helping our young musicians realize the power they have to bring joy, hope, and inspiration to audiences of all ages.

It is because of supporters like you that over the past 20 years From the Top has worked with over 3000 musicians ages 8-18, offered more than 200 outreach activities around the country, and awarded more than $2 million in scholarships in partnership with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.


Please donate today and help us do even more. Thank you for your support.

From the Top is an independent non-profit organization. Though our radio show is distributed by NPR, we are not a public radio organization, and receive less than 8% of our revenues from radio carriage fees. Thanks to generous individual, corporate, and foundation donors, From the Top’s media and outreach programs are delivered to the public free of charge.