About Us

From the Top is America’s largest national platform celebrating the stories, talents, and character of young classically-trained musicians. Through NPR broadcasts and digital content, scholarships, and leadership and community engagement programs, From the Top empowers extraordinary young people to engage and inspire audiences of all ages.

  • Our Mission and Vision

    From the Top empowers and celebrates young musicians.

    We envision a more empathetic and connected society through the contributions of young musicians.

  • Funding

    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 support, our media and education programs are offered to our musicians and the general public at no charge. We welcome contributions of all levels; visit our Support page to learn more.