Young Amateurs Share Stage
sponsored a live performance of “From the Top,” a national radio program featuring
young musicians during the 2004 Conference of the National
Association for Music Education (MENC) in Minneapolis, Minn.,
recently. “From the Top” travels across the country
throughout the year for performances which showcase classical
musicians who are 9 to 18 years old. Participants are often
featured in music curricula used by elementary schools nationwide.
The concert is one of many sessions planned to celebrate the
importance of music education in all schools. “From the
Top's” mission is to encourage and celebrate the development
of youth through music.
spotlights musicians from the radio program in its supplemental
materials for elementary schools. Biographies about featured “From the Top” musicians
accompany the lessons, which are available on compact discs.
“Macmillan is committed to providing unique
opportunities for music education,” said Sari Factor,
president of Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. “Our sponsorship
of ‘From the Top' allows students to showcase their skills
both inside and outside of the classroom.”
“From the Top” recruits
young musicians through national talent searches each year.
Among those recruits is 18-year-old Greg Haro, a native of
Apple Valley, Minn., and senior at Eastview High School.
Having more than eight years of experience as a trumpeter,
he currently performs with the Minnesota Youth Symphony and
the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies.
The “From the Top” radio
show is produced in association with WGBH Radio Boston and
New England Conservatory of Music. For more information,
call (617) 437-0707 or visit fromthetop.org.
Macmillan/McGraw-Hill is a leading pre-K through
Grade 6 publisher of print and technology-based materials that
help teach every child in today's classrooms. It is unit of
McGraw-Hill Education. Additional information is available