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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

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 when possible, From the Top is producing a full season of NPR radio shows in 2020-21.

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

You can access our online application here:

If you have questions regarding which application to select, please email us at:

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


There are currently no live virtual auditions planned.


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.