Musicians With Disabilities

From the Top is looking for devoted young classical musicians who identify as Disabled and/or Neurodiverse, ages 14-21, to audition for a special episode featuring students with disabilities.

Julia LaGrand, alum of From the Top. 

Along with recording for the nationally broadcast NPR radio show, participants will join their fellow musicians in From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab workshops exploring life as an artist, content creation, and the power of community engagement.

From the Top believes in the unique voice of each musician and places a special focus on telling their stories. We are excited for this opportunity to increase the visibility of Disabled performers and spread stories of Disability in action.

If you identify as a Disabled and/or Neurodiverse classical musician between the ages of 14-21, please consider applying for our fellowship!

To apply for this specific opportunity, please email

If you are younger than 14 or are a student between the ages 21-24, please contact us at to inquire.

I am very excited to collaborate with From the Top to highlight young musicians who identify as disabled. I hope to promote young artists who lack sufficient representation in classical music, and From the Top is the perfect platform to help achieve this goal. Beyond performances by disabled individuals, the interview segments allow for the telling of broader stories of being a musician and person living with a disability in contemporary society.  — Julia LaGrand