Eli Campbell

Organization: Buffalo Philharmonic
Title: Annual Fund & Grants Manager
Program Graduation: MAML Degree, ALP Certificate 2021
Musical Studies: Oboe
Musical Specialties: Large Ensemble
Non-Musical Specialties: Customer/Donor Relations
Quote: “The MAML degree helped build a foundation of hard management skills that can be built upon for each new position I take on, as well as soft skills and a connection to my own creativity and confidence.”


Eli Campbell is a leader with a passion for facilitating the artistic experience of audiences and performers. After studying oboe performance at Penn State University and beginning his career with a cultural venue called Hill Center in Washington, D.C., he moved to Rochester for work with the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) and to pursue the Master of Arts in Music Leadership at Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership. After completing his coursework and serving ECMS for three years, Eli took a position as Special Events Coordinator for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), and has since transitioned to managing the BPO’s Annual Fund along with private and governmental grant activities. Eli is also an avid leader in his volunteer efforts. He is especially proud to be on the Board of Directors of the Amos Lemon Burkhart Foundation, a family-led nonprofit that seeks to help teens Stay Alive and Make Art through experience of the visual art of Amos Lemon Burkhart, a talented young artist who tragically passed away in 2018.