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Arts Leadership and Community Engagement

A fundamental part of From the Top’s mission is the belief that young musicians have the power to create positive change in their communities. From the Top’s arts leadership and community engagement program, mentors and supports our musicians as they plan for a future in the arts. Whether they envision themselves as ambassadors for their instrument, teachers, arts advocates, or at the forefront of applying the latest technology to the performance experience, we train them to take their music beyond the concert hall.

Every musician who appears on NPR’s From the Top receives focused leadership training, exploring the communication and collaborative skills that can expand and engage future audiences. They then apply this training by creating and presenting customized engagement activities in every community we visit, bringing the excitement and beauty of classical music to various community groups.

  • The From the Top Arts Leadership Grant

    From the Top awards grants to alumni who are making an impact in their community through music.