2015 Academy Fees & Schedules

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BSO Academy Week: Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Saturday, June 27, 2015


  • Located at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore School for the Arts, the Engineer’s Club, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Schedule and content subject to change.
  • Exact start date/time unique to each track

(PDF Track Schedules open in new window)

Orchestral Track Schedule: June 21-27, 2015

Chamber Track Schedule: June 20-26, 2015

Music Educator Track Schedule: June 20-27, 2015

Arts Administrator Track Schedule: June 20-27, 2015

BSO Academy Tuition & Fees

Application Fee: $50

Special Discount!:
BSO Academy alumni who participate in the December 17th Rusty Musicians program will receive a $15 discount on the 2015 BSO Academy application fee!


Orchestral Track: $1,900

  • Chamber Music Add-On: $650
  • Chamber Orchestra Add-On: $650

Chamber Track: $1,900

Music Educator Track: $1,900 *
Music Educator Track participants who also earn graduate credit through UMBC received a $400 discount on BSO Academy tuition. UMBC tuition was a separate cost from the BSO Academy tuition.  Participants enrolled for graduate credit through UMBC were be billed directly by the university.

Music Educator Track for Undergraduates: $1,100*
*This special rate was for current undergraduate students.  

Arts Administrator Track: $950

Solo with Piano: $50

Private Lessons: $150/lesson

Scholarships: A limited number of full and partial scholarships were awarded to qualifying participants on the Orchestral or Music Educator Tracks. Click the link below for more details. (PDF Scholarship Application opens in a new window.)

Scholarship Application 

Participants Notified of Application Decision: 1-2 weeks after the application is received
Deposit Due: One week after acceptance
Tuition Balance and Add-On Payments Due: Two weeks after deposit

Refund Policy:
All fees (i.e. application fee, deposit, tuition, parking, private lessons, etc.) were NON-REFUNDABLE. We highly encouraged participants to purchase Academy trip insurance. Information regarding trip insurance was be made available to those accepted into the Academy.

Hotel Accommodations:
Limited hotel accommodations were available at a special rate of $99 at the Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court Hotel. This rate included a continental breakfast on-the-go each morning.

Limited hotel accommodations were available for $109 and $169 per night at the Hotel Brexton.

More information about hotel accommodations was made available to accepted participants.