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  • NPR's From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley
    We welcome applications from classically-trained musicians, ages 8-18, who have not graduated from high school. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, although applicants interested in a specific recording may indicate so on their application. Live auditions are also held periodically across the country, but are not required to apply.
  • The Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
    Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists are awarded up to $10,000 to help offset the often prohibitively expensive costs of studying classical music at a high level. Each year, From the Top chooses approximately 20 exceptional pre-collegiate musicians ages 8-18 to receive the Award. All recipients also appear on NPR's From the Top.
  • From the Top's Arts Leadership Grant
    For From the Top alumni: Do you want to make a difference through music? We want to help! The new From the Top Arts Leadership Grant is here to help you take your arts leadership project to the next level.

    The 2017 application deadline has passed. The 2018 deadline will be announced at a later date.