Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Recipients

Since 2005, From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation have awarded more than $3 million to exceptional young musicians with financial need,  helping to offset some of the expensive costs of studying classical music at a high level.

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Each year, From the Top chooses approximately 20 driven and committed pre-collegiate musicians to receive the award.

Recipients are granted up to $10,000 to apply toward instrument purchases, summer camp tuition, college audition travel expenses, private lessons, or other music-related needs.

All Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists participate in From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab. They attend a 4-week remote learning program, plan and implement a community engagement activity, and record their appearance on From the Top’s NPR radio program.

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Meet the Recipients: