• NPR's From the Top
    We welcome applications from classically-trained musicians, ages 8-18, who have not graduated from high school. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although applicants interested in a specific recording may indicate so on their application. Live auditions are also held periodically across the country, but are not required to apply.
  • The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
    Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists are awarded up to $10,000 to help offset the often prohibitively expensive costs of studying classical music at a high level. Each year, From the Top chooses approximately 20 exceptional pre-collegiate musicians ages 8-18 to receive the Award. All recipients also appear on NPR's From the Top.
  • From the Top's Alumni Leadership Grant
    Are you a From the Top alum working to make a difference through your music? Do you want to inspire others and create change in your community? Do you have a big idea but need resources or support to do it? The From the Top Alumni Leadership Grant was built with you in mind.

    The 2018 application period is now closed.