Media Programs

From the Top’s media programs are created to celebrate classically-trained young musicians and introduce their stories and talents to audiences of all ages.

  • NPR's From the Top

    What began as a radio experiment in 2000 quickly became the most popular weekly one-hour classical music program on public radio. Pianist Peter Dugan has hosted the program since 2020, which features performances and interviews with precollegiate classically trained musicians.

  • Daily Joy

    In 2020, From the Top launched Daily Joy with the belief that music, especially in the hands of young people, has the power to bring people together during difficult times.

    The daily video series features joyful performances of FTT’s musicians and alumni and has had more than 1 million views to date.

  • From the Top Media Ambassadors

    From the Top collaborates with a cohort of young musicians to create content for TikTok and Instagram. This includes “A Day the Life” Instagram takeovers, as well as reimagining popular TikTok trends through the lens of a classical musician. From the Top’s Media Ambassadors receive one-on-one mentorship with From the Top staff on digital storytelling, video editing, and content creation.

  • See the Music video series

    From the Top’s online music video program brings together young classically-trained musicians with collaborators from multiple artistic genres and disciplines.