Young Musician Scholarships

Young Musician Scholarships

The Friends of the BPO and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society partner each year to award the Young Musicians’ Scholarships and the Silverman String Scholarships to recognize exceptionally talented young people who are pursuing music in their future studies. These scholarships are available to high school seniors from Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee-Wyoming, Niagara and Orleans counties. Seniors who will enroll at a university or college as a music major in the fall of 2020 are eligible to apply.

Friends of the BPO

$3000, $2000, and $1000 scholarships

The Buffalo Chamber Music Society

Silverman Scholarship
Up to three $1500 scholarships

To Apply

Please click here for application.

Awards ceremony for winners will occur on May 2, 2020 at Kleinhans Music Hall as part of the annual BPO Celebration of Music Education.


Contact Friends of the BPO Young Musicians’ Scholarship Chair, Catherine Sutherland, at