From the Top Live Auditions


While we typically organize in-person live auditions at summer music festivals, this year we are moving online!

From the Top had to make a major pivot in March, as our final shows of the season were cancelled due to COVID-19.  With the great talent of our technical team and the open-mindedness and brilliance of young musicians across the country, like you, we were able to develop ways to make sure the show goes on!

Pursuing more work in the digital arena, as well as using social distancing in local studios as the situation becomes safer, From the Top will produce a full season of NPR radio shows in 2020-21.

To that end….WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!  

How will the auditions work? 

“Live” Virtual Auditions will take place from July 27 – August 17 via the Zoom platform. We realize that Zoom does not always provide the most detailed and accurate window into your playing, and we do plan to follow up by requesting additional recordings when needed. However, virtual “live” auditions allow us to get to know you, which is something we greatly value.  So, come as you are!  We can’t wait to meet you!

The Process

Details on how to sign up for a virtual audition via Zoom are coming soon!

What to Play

Just as in our standard live auditions, be prepared to play excerpts from one or two contrasting pieces of repertoire (examples: short show pieces, one movement of a sonata) and to have a mini interview with From the Top staff. Piano accompaniment is welcome, but not required!

Due to the unpredictable nature of the sound quality via Zoom, From the Top staff may follow up with request additional recordings.

We look forward to seeing you soon!



DATES TBD– Stay tuned!



Email or call Lev Mamuya at (617) 437-0707 for more information.