Alumni: How to Submit

Dear From the Top Alums:

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 Daily-Joy.org as well as From the Top’s Facebook page. 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 550+ musicians have been featured and the videos have been viewed over 2 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 lmiserendino@fromthetop.org.

 

  • 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.
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  • How To Submit

    Please submit your video(s) here: https://bit.ly/ftt-dj-2021

    • Once you’ve submitted please email Libby Miserendino at lmiserendino@fromthetop.org with the following information:
      • Repertoire
      • Composer/Arranger
      • If applicable, please share the name of your collaborative pianist so that we can credit them properly.
      • Social Media Accounts (if you’d like to be tagged)
      • Feel free to send bio updates for your From the Top musician page which is linked to every Daily Joy