Arts Leadership in Oklahoma City, OK

This past weekend, From the Top taped a radio show at Oklahoma City University’s Kirkpatrick Auditorium. This show featured four stellar soloists, as well as a 50-person youth chorale! Our four instrumentalists and two of the choir members joined us the next morning for the Arts Leadership Orientation, where we explored the ways that music can empower and inspire others to make a difference.

When asked to define Arts Leadership, our young artists agreed on the following three definitions:

1. Viewing yourself as PART of something BIGGER
2. Opening new doors
3. Opening up people’s emotions

The same day of their performance, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7 of the NBA Semi-Finals. To honor this victory, our performers named their show “Classical Thunder,” and filmed the following video to introduce themselves as well as their message on arts leadership (with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as their musical selection) – check it out!

Tune in the week of June 27th to hear their show! Broadcast times can be found here.