How You Can Help


  • Become a Musical Mentor - For $300 you can send a classroom of young listeners to a Long Island Philharmonic Youth Concert for the concert experience of a lifetime. Before their trip, students will receive extensive study materials to be reviewed with their teacher. Additionally, a member of the Philharmonic staff or a trained volunteer will visit the class to help prepare them for their adventure. We'll send you notes and drawings from "your" class sharing student's reactions to the concert. To become a Musical Mentor, contact the education department. (see below)
  • Help fund college scholarships, young artist awards, and musician school visits. Your contributions, large and small, will help bring classical music into our schools, and fund scholarships and awards. We'll be happy to tell you more. Call or e-mail us. (see below)
  • Empty Your Closets! Put Your Out-of-Practice Instruments to Good Use. The Philharmonic is collecting musical instruments for band and orchestra programs in Long Island's underserved schools and to help these schools start programs where none exist. We are also collecting instruments for our future Instrument Petting Zoo so that children get to draw a bow across a violin, make music on a clarinet or trumpet, and discover that the magic to create music resides in all of us.
  • Volunteers are needed to assist at Youth Concerts, Master Classes and the final round of the Young Artist Competition. Call or e-mail us; we'll be happy to tell you more!
  • Volunteers provide an invaluable link between the Long Island Philharmonic and the community.
For more information about getting involved, please contact:

Karen Beluso, Director of Education & Community Engagement

(631) 293-2223, ext. 118 email:

Mara Lepmanis, Education Assistant
(631) 293-2223 ext. 111 email:

fax: (631) 293-2655
Long Island Philharmonic
One Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 2C21
Melville, NY 11747-4401

Long Island Philharmonic • Box Office Phone: 631-293-2222 • Business Office Phone: 631-293-2223 • Fax: 631-293-2655 1 Huntington Quadrangle • Suite 2C21 • Melville, NY 11747