In the Schools


BPO and BPYO musicians work with school band and orchestra members through musical mentoring, side-by-side playing, and sectionals. Crescendo Ensemble currently takes place in the following schools and programs:
- Boston String Academy
- Bridge Boston
- Conservatory Lab Charter School
- Dever McCormack
- Josiah Quincy
- Margarita Muniz
- Revolution of Hope 
- Sistema Somerville
- YOFES (Youth and Family Enrichment Services)
An engaging and interactive music curriculum is offered to students who have limited music classes in their school. This is taught by the BPO Fellow and BPO musicians over 5 weeks. Curriculum is focused on preparing the students to experience a BPO Classroom Concert. Crescendo Classroom currently takes place in the following schools and programs:
- IBA (Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion) 
- Gardner Pilot Academy
- Eliot School 
Our Open Rehearsals on Saturday afternoons with the BPYO allows groups of students the chance to experience an exciting orchestral rehearsal lead by Maestro Benjamin Zander. They will be able to hear repertoire evolve during a rehearsal, interact and have discussions with BPYO players, meet Maestro Zander, and sit near or among the orchestra players to get the complete BPYO sound experience. To learn more or reserve a time for your students to visit, contact Danielle Williams at