Linda Gerstle oversees all the education and outreach programs of From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young pre-collegiate musicians who, with From the Top’s support, are inspiring and building new audiences for classical music. Under Ms. Gerstle’s leadership, From the Top’s education and outreach programs offer valuable support and resources for young musicians as they prepare for multi-faceted careers in the arts, inspire and build new audiences for classical music, and use their talents to make a difference in the lives of others. Ms. Gerstle has a comprehensive background in music, education, and community outreach. She is a classical pianist with a B.M. in Piano Performance/Music Therapy (Ohio University) and an Ed.M. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology (Harvard University). Ms. Gerstle has led major state and national educational initiatives and most recently was the Executive Director of ATLAS Communities, Inc., a national, non-profit consulting organization partnering with schools to enhance student learning and achievement, serving over 100,000 students in 16 states.