NPR’s From the Top, the hit radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians, is seeking local talent for its live show recording on Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 PM, presented by Music in the Somerset Hills at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown. The weekly hour-long radio program is heard on WQXR, Saturdays at 6:00 AM and on WWFM, Saturdays at noon, as well as more than 200 other stations nationwide.
From the Top welcomes audition entries from young classical musicians, ages 8 to 18 who have not yet graduated from high school. Solo performers on all instruments, composers and vocalists, as well as instrumental or vocal ensembles are welcome.
From the Top’s variety show format features serious musical performances and lively interviews with some of the country’s best pre-collegiate performers. This unique blend of music, talk, and humor draws half a million loyal listeners each week. It is an essential part of From the Top’s mission to take musicians out of the concert hall and into the community.
In conjunction with every live recording, From the Top’s leadership and community engagement programs offer valuable support and resources for young musicians as they prepare for multi-faceted careers in the arts, inspire and build new audiences for classical music, and use their talents to make a difference in the lives of others.
Of the more than 100 musicians chosen to appear on the radio program every year, approximately 20 will receive Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Awards in support of furthering their musical education. These scholarships of up to $10,000 are given to deserving young classical musicians between the ages of 8 and 18 who have high levels of artistic achievement, demonstrated financial need, and a solid academic record.
Application and scholarship information is available online at www.fromthetop.org/apply. To be considered for Music in the Somerset Hills’ From the Top, eligible young classical musicians must complete an application online by July 1. For additional information and to sign up for the live auditions, please contact From the Top Recruitment, at 617-437-0707 x 134 or email@example.com. Young musicians may also reach out to Music in the Somerset Hills at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with questions.
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