For most programs a curriculum guide with artist biographies, pre- and post-performance classroom activities for curriculum integration, and coordinating Learning Standards for each program is forwarded to the school upon confirmation of program date and time.


The program prices published in the catalog and on this site reflect the cost of two performances or workshops, back-to-back, unless otherwise indicated.

Travel fees and cartage costs are included in the price of all non-union and traveling performers unless otherwise indicated.

Where noted, Musician Union Local 92 fee guidelines are used to calculate travel fees for union groups traveling outside of the Local’s jurisdiction (i.e., immediate Buffalo area). This fee will be added to the regular program price. Funding may be available to subsidize YA-WNY Programs. Please contact our office for details.


Some artists have limited availability due to rehearsal and touring schedules. Reserve your programs early to secure the artists and dates of your choice. For questions, additional information, or to schedule a program, please call the YA-WNY office at (716) 881-0917, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, use our email contact form, or download and print out a PDF scheduling form.

Should inclement weather or illness prohibit the artists from performing a scheduled program, Young Audiences reserves the right to reschedule. Ensemble members may be subject to change.


Residencies are longer term, sometimes multi-arts experiences designed around the needs of our partners.  A number of artists have predesigned residencies.  Our staff and artists will also work with you and your colleagues to design a 3 or more session program that suits your needs.


Most artists are available for student workshops. Some workshops expand on the material presented in a performance in a classroom setting.

The majority of YA-WNY’s workshops stand on their own and are not preceded by a performance. Workshops are always booked back-to-back, which is reflected in the listed rate. These workshops can be tailored to meet each school’s individual requirements.

Length: 40 – 45 minutes unless otherwise indicated.

Back-to-Back Performances

Commonly termed “assembly program,” a performance is usually a presentation of the art form to a large group of students. A back-to-back performance consists of two performances of the same program with a fifteen minute interval for audience change.

Length: 40 – 45 minutes per individual performance

Size: 100 – 300 students per individual performance, as indicated.

Single performances may be scheduled; however, some restrictions may apply. Contact the office for prices.