Alumni: How to Submit

Dear From the Top Alums:

Alumni are invited to submit content for Daily Joy. If you are a From the Top alum, please read the instructions below on how to be part of this video series.

We launched Daily Joy in 2020 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 to thrive and we are thrilled to invite you to submit a video to be featured! All our Daily Joy videos are now shared at as well as From the Top’s Facebook page. We also share excerpts on Instagram! Please visit and subscribe!

Each day, we send these bite-sized music videos to our subscribers via email and social media. To date, more than 600+ musicians have been featured and the videos have been viewed over 3> million times.

We’ve included information below as well as the link to submit your Daily JoyIf you have questions, please contact Libby Miserendino at


  • What to Submit

    Daily Joy submissions include a performance of at least 60 seconds. You may also include a brief introduction if you choose!

    • 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.
    • Introduction: Include your name, instrument, age, and where you live/where you study. Share the title and composer/arranger and something about the work (i.e. why you enjoy performing it, the story of why it was composed, what an audience might find inspiring/joyful/meaningful about it, etc.)

    *Please submit your performance and introduction as two separate video files.

  • 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
    • Please submit your introduction and performance videos as separate files with no text or video editing effects.
  • How To Submit

    Fill out the form and submit your videos at the link below.



  • Holiday Daily Joy Ideas


    Halloween – Show us your favorite Halloween themed or spooky songs. Costumes not required but highly encouraged!


    Thanksgiving – is a day about family. Serenade your family with a song and send us the video. Or dress up as a turkey and play Bach, the choice is yours!

    Veterans Day – inspired to play something in honor of veterans? Show us!


    Christmas – Set up some holiday lights, put on your best holiday garb and share your favorite holiday music.


    Winter FUN! – send in your favorite winter themed songs or show us a backdrop of your snowy location as you play!


    Valentine’s Day – have a favorite loved themed song? Send it in.

    Super Bowl – Can you rock the super bowl anthem on your instrument? Know a song that captures the competitive spirit of the games? Like to eat nachos while you practice? Show us!

    Mardi Gras – Send in a song that captures the Mardi Gras spirit, or simply have fun playing your favorite piece in a fun costume!


    St. Patrick’s Day – Play an Irish dance, or just show us your best green outfit while you play!

    Spring – There are so many music options to represent “Spring” show us your favorite, or simply play in a location that showcases a spring scene.


    Earth Day – Celebrate the earth with a thoughtful song, beautiful location, or funny costume.

    Easter/Passover – So much incredible music exists to honor these holidays, show us your favorite.

    Siblings Day – Do you duet with your sibling? Show us! Do you prank or annoy your sibling with your playing? Show us!


    Mother’s Day – Dedicate a performance to MOM!

    Star Wars Day – May the 4th be with you! Hit us with a Star Wars inspired performance!

    Cinco de Mayo – Do you have a latin themed piece that would fit this occasion? Send it our way!

    National Teacher’s Day – Where would we be without our teachers?! Honor one of yours with a Daily Joy!


    Father’s Day – Celebrate dear old Dad with a Daily Joy dedication!

    Juneteenth – Do you have a song that represents freedom? Celebrate this historic day with a song!

    Summer Solstice – What does the longest day of the year inspire you to play? Show us!