Middle & High School Programming

Promoting access of music instruction and engaging young musicians.

The BPO is proud to present educational programming accessible to all students through live concerts, in-school programs, and digital resources. Each year we work to ensure that our programs introduce students to the best orchestral repertoire, focus on music learning concepts being taught in the school classroom, encourage active participation through interactive program elements, and provide an engaging and memorable experience.



Unlock your students’ musical potential through the excitement of a live orchestra performance created just for them!

The BPO is proud to present educational programming that is developed with the assistance of music teachers and curriculum writers.
$29 seasonal membership. Our Symphony Hall Pass membership is open to all Western New York high-school students.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra hosts incredible guest artists each year. Select artists work one-on-one with local students in front of a live audience.
Featuring school and community groups in performances before BPO concerts throughout the year.
The BPO provides access to its quality programming in ways that allow the whole community to enjoy.


Bring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to your school or learning environment through a variety of interactive programs.

Invite a BPO musician to your classroom or virtual learning experience! Interactive presentations feature an emphasis on standards of artistic excellence, provided by world-class professional musicians.


Explore our digital music resources for use in the classroom and beyond!

The BPO presents free youth concert content for educational users. Explore video resources with accompanying lessons under thematic units like Musical Stories, World Dances, American Voices, Art & Music, Celebrating WNY and more!
BPO musicians present instrument demos for our local students who are choosing an instrument, as well as practice videos and tutorials.
Members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus present vocal fundamentals, as well as practice videos and tutorials for our local students who are learning to sing.


The BPO is proud to partner with unique groups on these special projects.

West Side Connection is a project involving the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo Public Schools. It explores the diversity found in Buffalo under the umbrella of music.
The Friends of the BPO Volunteers and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society partner each year to award the Young Musician Scholarships, the Silverman String Scholarships and the Yadzinski Scholarship for the Arts.
Buffalo Academy for Visual & Performing Arts and the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra each join the BPO for their own unique mentoring experience that culminates in a joint performance on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Explore additional music resources below…

BPO education resources as well as links to local music making opportunities and national resource pages.