From the Top Seeks Talented Students for 2010-2011

From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians, announces its 2010-2011 national radio taping tour, which will include concert events from its home at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston to cities from Athens, GA to Yountville, CA. For more than a decade, From the Top has celebrated the energy of America’s kids and the power of classical music.

View From the Top’s complete tour locations and dates.


Do you know a stellar young classical musician? From the Top seeks young classical musicians to feature on our radio and television programs. Who is eligible?

  • Soloists (instrumental or vocal) and Composers
  • Small & Large Ensembles
  • Ages 8-18
  • Not yet enrolled full-time in college or conservatory
  • United States resident (or significant training connection to the U.S.)

Learn more and download an application


Students with financial need may also be eligible for From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, which provides up to $10,000 to deserving pre-collegiate musicians who are selected to appear on From the Top. Application information


“From the Top … captures the kids’ attention and allows me to teach them about musical instruments and concepts they’d normally be bored with. I can see the human interest stories touching kids emotionally, they can relate to the “real” kids you bring on the show!” –Bill P., Euclid, Ohio

Want to inspire your kids to reach for the stars? Check out From the Top’s NPR radio and PBS television programs online.

MENC applauds the work of From the Top in spotlighting the hard work and achievements of music students across the country.


Elizabeth Lasko, July 14, 2010. © MENC: The National Association for Music Education