From the Top Live Auditions

“My time on From the Top was amazing! I learned so much about how to communicate my feelings about music and share my story.” Xavion Patterson, 17, bassoon

We are currently only accepting  virtual “live” audition reservations from Maine residents!

For non-Maine residents, please use our online application here: If you have questions regarding which application to select, please email us at:

Maine Virtual “Live” Audition Information


Friday, March 12 | 2:00pm-7:00pm EST

Saturday, March 13 | 10:00am-2:00pm EST

Attending a live audition is a wonderful way for us to get to meet you and something we very much enjoy. However, please know that whether you sign up for a live audition or simply upload a recording via our standard online application, your application will be reviewed equally and thoroughly.

To find out more about applying for From the Top, please visit:

Take the following two steps to sign up for a Maine “live” virtual audition: 

  1. Sign up for an audition timeslot.
  2. Complete and submit an online application before your live audition date!Select the application titled “Virtual ‘Live’ Auditions Application”

Your confirmation email from will contain a Zoom link which will give you direct access to the audition “room” at your appointed audition time.

How will the virtual “live” auditions work? 

Virtual “Live” Auditions will take place on March 12 & 13 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!


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 to request additional recordings.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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