BPO Education Links:
BPO Videos Learn more about the Orchestra, the musicians, our conductors and Kleinhans Music Hall through these informational videos.
BPO Youth Concert Video Created for us by the University at Buffalo, this informational video shows clips from our youth concerts.
WBFO Interview Hear an overview of the BPO's educational programs with WBFO's Joyce Kryszak.
The Symphony Rocks Article in the July 22, 2011 issue of Business First about the BPO's youth concerts.
Music is Art This organization hosts the High School Battle of the Bands, an Instrument Drive, a Summer Jam Session and other programs for students.
WNED Young Performers Radio Series Classical 94.5 WNED showcases local talented young performers on this radio series.
Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition Canisius College offers this annual competition for high school and collegiate students in Western New York.
Music Education Resources:
New York Philharmonic Kids A great site where you can do all kinds of fun activities, including various games for composing your own music, a lab to invent your own instruments, and plenty of more fun things to explore.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids You can have all kinds of music fun with this great site from the DSO. Learn about famous conductors and then test your knowledge playing Beethoven Baseball, or color in a composer.
Kids Public Radio An ad free, commercial free online radio station for kids, with channels for lullabies, stories, and songs written for and by young people.
Classics For Kids You can learn a lot about classical music here, with a featured composer each month, interviews with various professional musicians about what they do, and plenty of great resources about instruments and music in general.
SFSKids The San Francisco Symphony's music learning site for kids and families, with activities like the Music Lab that encourages exploration using basic musical concepts.
Carnegie Hall Listening Adventures Interactive musical explorations using Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and Dvorak's 9th Symphony "New World."
ThinkBright A WNED kids site where you can get news, watch videos, play games, and learn about a variety of different topics including music.
ThinkBright Music Teacher Resources Another WNED sponsored site with musical based resources for various grade levels
ARTSEDGE The Kennedy Center's extensive database of music learning resources for educators, families and students.
Naxos Information on Classical Concert Etiquette and Concert Hall Traditions
Teoria Lessons on music theory and useful exercises for aural skills
MusicTheory In depth step by step lessons on everything from the basics to neapolitan chords
Noteflight An inexpensive online notation program that allows you to create multiple files and share your work with other composers and songwriters.
IMSLP The International Music Score Library Project has a vast collection of music scores that have become public domain
Music Teacher Associations:
MTNA - Music Teachers National Association
NYSSMA- New York State School Music Association
NYSMTA- New York State Music Teachers Association
CCMTA - Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association
ECMEA - Erie County Music Educators Association
NCMEA- Niagara County Music Educators Association