Center for the Development of Arts Leaders, Greater Boston

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From the Top, America’s national platform for young classical musicians, invites you to join the Center for the Development of Arts Leaders in Greater Boston!

CDAL Boston gives you a wide range of opportunities to use the transformative power of music to engage new audiences, give back to your community, and explore your individual leadership pathways.

Join CDAL to:

  • COLLABORATE with other young musicians to build engaging programs for diverse audiences
  • PERFORM in a variety of settings through the Community Performance Series
  • MENTOR a beginning music student during a residency in a school setting
  • ADVOCATE for a cause you are passionate about through an independent project

Rising high school sophomores through rising college sophomores are welcome to apply. Priority deadline for applications is June 15, 2017. 

APPLY NOW


More Information

Contact Mindy Cimini at mcimini@fromthetop.org with questions.


Testimonials

Mai NguyenCDAL is the perfect blend of community, music, and education. It combines all the things I’m passionate about – I never knew a program where I could play my instrument, expose new audiences to classical music, and work with other talented young musicians in my community existed before.–Mai Nguyen, Arts Leader

Read Mai’s blog about her experience with the Community Performance Series.

A teenager boy in a white hoodie stands next to an elementary school violin player.

CDAL has helped me grow not only as a musician but as a person. I have learned to give back to my community, but I’ve received more joy and personal growth in return. That’s a lesson I will apply to my life wherever I go. -Wilson Hsu, Arts Leader

CDAL showed me how important music is – I could see and hear the connection my music made. This experience reassured me that pursuing music in college is the right choice, since it means I can make moments like these happen for so many people. -Julianne Mulvey, Arts Leader


CDAL in residency at the Conservatory Lab Charter School

Photos of CDAL in action

CDAL Boston 2015-16


This program is supported by the Boston Cultural Council, Cricket Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, and Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust.

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