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We loved this episode of From the Top Celebrating Musicians with Disabilities, which features a Suzuki student! A huge congratulations to Bret Serrin whose student Grace Novacheck played beautifully on the show! You can listen to the show at this link, and learn more about From the Top’s upcoming events below!

In April, From the Top and its Learning and Media Lab will team up with the Kennedy Center’s Office of Accessibility and VSA to produce two nights of virtual programming

April 3rd at 7:00 PM ET — Virtual panel discussion facilitated by FTT alum Julia LaGrand (Open to the public) 

From the Top’s Learning and Media Lab teams up with the Kennedy Center’s Office of Accessibility & VSA for a virtual panel discussion. The panel will comprise of four musicians with disabilities (Adrian Anantawan, Ophira Calof, Lloyd Coleman, Cristina Jones) and will be facilitated by 18-year-old violinist Julia LaGrand. They will discuss how they have navigated their own careers, how musicians with disabilities can take the lead in crafting their own narratives, how to make disability disclosures and share access needs, and field audience questions.

April 4th at 7:00 PM ET — Networking Event (Disability-Only Space)

Young musicians who identify as disabled and/or neurodivergent are invited to gather for a networking event to build community and further explore the themes of the previous night’s conversation. Organizers hope that attendees will experience an affirming sense of community and benefit from open dialogue around personal experiences.

*Please note that the April 4 event is open to those who self-identify as disabled and/or neurodivergent. Register for the April 4th networking event here.

Closed captioning and ASL interpretation are both available for all webinars. For the most accessible viewing experience, we recommend watching the webinar on a desktop computer or laptop screen. For more information or to request other access services, please contact the Office of Accessibility and VSA at (202) 416-8898 (voice) or [javascript protected email address].