Youth Orchestra and Opportunities

The Butler Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The Butler Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is the official youth orchestra of the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra.

Under the direction of Dr. Lucy Ginther, the orchestra enjoys state-wide recognition.
The high school-aged select orchestra performs three to four public concerts a year.

All members are required to audition yearly in September and participate in their school’s music program.

Rehearsals are held weekly.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ginther directly:

Or   (513) 571-1766


Scholarship Opportunities

The Butler Philharmonic sponsors and maintains three outstanding opportunities for young musicians.
For information on each scholarship including deadlines to apply, visit the individual scholarship pages.

Each scholarship opportunity has its own page in the drop down menu above.

David & Marge Belew Young Artist Solo Competition
for Orchestral Instrumentalists

BPO Guild Voice Award

Edward Kezur Awards

Educational Resources

Classics For Kids (90.9 WGUC Public Radio)

Visit, Cincinnati Public Radio’s award winning website that introduces children to classical music.

Music Lessons

The BPO acts as a resource for securing both music lessons and small ensembles in the community, churches and in schools.  Submit the Contact Us form for private instructor referral.