For Teens

For Teens

Symphony Scholars High School Membership

$35 seasonal membership

Musicianship. Leadership. Community. Our Symphony Scholars program is open to all Western New York high-school students. This year members will enjoy BPOnDemand access, virtual meet-and-greets/instrument clinics with BPO musicians, and insider access to the BPO.

#PlayOnWNY – Practice with the BPO

Play-along practice videos, beginner’s toolkits, and instrument technique demos help students with their practice routines. New videos are being added each week!

Young Musician Scholarships

The Friends of the BPO Volunteers and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society partner each year to award the Young Musician Scholarships and the Silverman String Scholarships. We are also pleased to offer the Yadzinski Scholarship for the Arts in partnership with The Yadzinski Foundation in memory of Edward I. Yadzinski .


The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra hosts incredible guest artists each year. Now we are making many of these masters available to the community in an intimate learning experience. Select artists work one-on-one with local students in front of a live audience.

Side by Side Concerts

In separate concerts, the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra and Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts join the BPO for a mentoring experience that culminates in a joint performance on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall.