Young musicians are you ready for your big break?

Young musicians are you ready for your big break?

Entries due November 18th at midnight

If you think you’ve got what it takes to perform on the popular NPR radio show From the Top, enter a solo classical performance video to win this chance of a lifetime!

The winner perform live on the stage of Zankel Hall at the legendary Carnegie Hall. Contestants must be between the ages of 8-18 and must have parental permission. Entries due by November 18th at midnight.

Here are some of the details:

- Musicians ages 8-18 (under 13 must be entered by a parent) submit a video of a solo classical performance between now and November 18th.

- Judges from Carnegie Hall and From the Top will review all entries and select a minimum of ten finalists for the public voting stage.

- Between November 29th and December 14th, finalists will be posted online and the public will be invited to vote for their favorite performances by clicking the thumbs-up button (vote tallies will be hidden from public view).

- The contestant with the most votes will be named the Grand Prize winner and will be selected to perform on From the Top’s radio show and appear in a special Family Concert hosted by Christopher O’Riley at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. In addition, From the Top and Carnegie Hall will select several runners-up to perform alongside the Grand Prize Winner at the Carnegie Hall concert.


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From the Top airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on Classical 9.15/FM-HD91.5-1.