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This hub of youth concert resources is brought to you by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with tremendous support from National Fuel, the BPO Next Generation Education Fund and the Buffalo Public Schools for use in virtual or in-person classrooms. Content is divided into five thematic units and each has an accompanying suggested lesson plan.


The videos in this hub include beloved classics like Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals as well as music with local ties like the Erie Canal Song and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and much, much more. We are proud to present a diverse offering of composers and guest artists.

“We are really proud to offer this education hub to our school community during these challenging times. Music can educate but it can also uplift and inspire our students. We miss seeing their faces in Kleinhans!  However, we hope in the meantime we can provide this resource while everyone stays safe.”

-Jaman E. Dunn, assistant conductor

Additional Resources


Choose and practice an instrument with BPO musicians through the #PlayOnWNY series featuring 70+ videos.

High school student members with Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell

Symphony Hall Pass

Designed to be a flexible season concert pass for high school students to enjoy BPO performances at a discounted rate. Only $29 per student and free for Buffalo Public School students.


Music Education Resources

Access additional music education resources.

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BPO Teaching Artists

Bring unique arts engagement into your classroom or virtual learning through the dynamism of the BPO’s professional musicians.

Kleinhans Summer

Education Sponsors

Education programs are made possible through generous annual donations and significant investment from the BPO.