A recent study conducted by the League of American Orchestras concluded that professional orchestras across the U.S. are comprised of less than 3% of Hispanic/Latino or African American musicians. In an effort to increase inclusion and connect with Buffalo’s underrepresented populace, the BPO has formed a Diversity Council comprised of community leaders who support the BPO’s efforts towards these goals. Through many initiatives, the BPO is committed to helping underrepresented youths in our community and to help shape orchestras of the future to better mirror the society around them. To learn more about our efforts, visit our Diversity Council and Diversity at the BPO webpages.
The Summer Studio Diversity Scholarship will cover the full tuition costs for young musicians of color who may not have the resources necessary to attend the BPO Summer Studio. If you would like to apply for this funding, please make sure you first fill out the BPO Summer Studio Application and submit your video recording. Funding is contingent on acceptance to the program.