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.

We’ve included information below as well as the link to submit your Daily JoyIf you have questions, please contact Josh deVries, Director of Digital Engagement, at


  • 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
  • View Examples
  • How To Submit

    Please submit your video(s) here:

    • Once you’ve submitted please email Josh deVries at with the following information:
      • Repertoire
      • Composer/Arranger
      • Social Media Accounts (if you’d like to be tagged)