From the Top at Carnegie Hall

From site: America’s most extraordinary young musicians aged 8 to 18 will be showcased this spring on PBS when From the Top at Carnegie Hall, returns for its second season on May 10 (check local listings). Based on the popular NPR program and hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, the television series takes viewers behind the scenes with today’s rising young musicians, and captures the excitement of their Carnegie Hall debuts. Intimate backstage and hometown footage of these talented young performers reveals that they bring passion and determination not only to music, but to everything from speed skating and soccer, to fashion design and model trains. The series will also feature a special guest appearance by renowned concert violinist Gil Shaham.

Welcome, teachers! On this site you’ll find resources to help you energize music education in your classroom.

  • Watch Season 1 and Season 2 episodes now as streaming video. The educators’ index will help you find content by instrument, genre and composer.
  • Learn more about each episode’s featured musicians on the program pages.
  • Download podcasts from Seasons 1 and 2.
  • Enhance your curriculum with the Season 2 activity guides and lesson plans below that you can incorporate directly into your classroom.