• Overview
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    The week-long BSO Academy brings together passionate, adult instrumental musicians from all over the United States for an exceptional experience with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, the Academy featureed three tracks: the Orchestral Track, the Arts Administrator Track, and a new Chamber Track.


       Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
       Baltimore School for the Arts
       The Engineer’s Club


  • Tracks
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    Orchestral Track: Play side-by-side with the BSO, led by Music Director Marin Alsop

    Chamber Music Track: Play in two chamber ensembles led by BSO musicians

    Arts Administrator Track: Learn how to create your own Academy

  • Arts Administrators
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    Arts Administrators

    The Arts Administrator Track during the BSO Academy week offers orchestra administrators a “behind-the-scenes” look at the unique Academy Week Program.

    Program content includes:

    • Observe all Academy Week classes and rehearsals
    • Budget development
    • Funding strategies
    • Staffing
    • Running the Academy Week
    • Program evaluation


  • Schedule & Fees
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    BSO Academy Week:


    • For a sample schedule, please click here.
    • Located at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore School for the Arts and the Engineer’s Club
    • Schedule and content subject to change.

    Information regarding fees and scholarships for the 2015 BSO Academy will be available soon.


  • Faculty

    Academy participants have the opportunity to take part in special classes drawing upon the unique expertise of the BSO Musicians

    Faculty may include:

    • Marin Alsop – Music Director, BSO
    • Jonathan Carney – Concert Master, BSO
    • Andy Balio – Principal Trumpet, BSO
    • Jane Marvine – Oboe/English Horn, BSO
    • Emily Skala – Principal Flute, BSO
    • James Wyman – Principal Timpanist, BSO