From the Top
From the Top is perhaps best known for its radio program, which features performances by especially accomplished young musicians. However, From the Top (FTT) also offers a number of programs for young people, including the activities of the Center for Development of Arts Leaders (CDAL), in which young musicians develop their leadership skills beyond the concert hall. In 2011, From the Top asked WolfBrown to conduct a formative evaluation of the program. Our results indicated that while program participants felt more confident that they could work effectively in community settings, their abilities to problem-solve and communicate could be further enhanced. From the Top used these results to expand and refine the CDAL curriculum and to underpin its scholarships and leadership awards, speaking to a major issue in contemporary classical music: the preparation of a next generation of citizen artists.

Consultants: Dennie Palmer Wolf
Category: Arts Education Research and Program Development