From the Top: How to Submit a Daily Joy
Dear From the Top Alums & Young Musicians:
In March of 2020, we launched Daily Joy for two reasons: (1) to give alumni a new platform to share their music, and, (2) to provide our community with a daily reminder of music’s unique power to inspire.
Daily Joy continues in 2021 and we are thrilled to invite you to submit a video to be featured!
Each day, we send these bite-sized music videos to our subscribers via email and social media. To date, over 300+ musicians have been featured and the videos have been viewed over 1 million times.
- What to Submit
Daily Joy submissions include a performance of at least 60 seconds accompanied with a brief introduction.
- Introduction: Include your name, instrument, where you live, and when you were on From the Top. Share the title and composer/arranger and something about the work (i.e. why you enjoy performing it, what an audience might find inspiring/joyful/meaningful, etc.)
- Performance Video: Videos can be as short as 60 seconds (i.e. a section of a work) OR longer (i.e. a full movement or work). You are welcome to submit a new video recording OR a pre-existing recording.
* It is not necessary to have the intro + performance in one clip, our team is happy to combine.
- Recording Notes
Many Daily Joy submissions are recorded at home or in other casual settings. In addition, it is perfectly acceptable to record these on a smartphone or similar device. These videos are casual and personal ways to get to know you.
- Recording with horizontal orientation is preferred over vertical