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.

  • 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.

  • Our Mission

    From the Top celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people by:

    • Unleashing the potential of young musicians as leaders in the arts
    • Trumpeting the role of music to impact and enrich lives
    • Inspiring and building new audiences with a deeper appreciation for classical music