Orchestral Track

June 21-27, 2015

The Orchestral Track offers musicians an intensive orchestral experience through rehearsals, sectionals, and performances of major orchestral repertoire side-by-side with the BSO.

Orchestral Track Schedule*: June 21-27, 2015
*Track schedule, faculty, content, and locations subject to change.

2015 Repertoire *

Group One
Wagner: Overture to Rienzi
Mahler: Third Movement from Symphony No. 1, “Titan”
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919)

Group Two
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Mahler: First Movement from Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky: Fourth Movement from Symphony No. 2

*Repertoire is subject to change


  • Sectionals with the BSO:  BSO members lead participants in preparatory sectionals before the week’s orchestral rehearsals begin.
  • Participant-Only Rehearsals: The BSO Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads participants in preparatory rehearsals to understand how the music fits together prior to the start of the full orchestra rehearsals.
  • Rehearsals with the BSO: Maestra Marin Alsop leads BSO members and two groups of Academy participants in side-by-side rehearsals throughout the week.
  • Performance with the BSO: Culminating the week, participants and BSO members perform together under the baton of Marin Alsop onstage at the Meyerhoff in front of an audience.


  • BSO Faculty Classes: Classes and seminars on interesting topics presented by BSO faculty throughout the week.
  • Individual Practice: Space available for participants to practice on their own during free time throughout the week.
  • Recordings: Participants will receive a digital copy of their performances.

Participants on the orchestral track will also have the option of adding chamber music and/or chamber orchestra to their Academy experience. Add-on activities begin on June 20.

Add-On Program Activities Include:

  • Chamber Music *: Rehearse and perform in side-by-side chamber groups with Baltimore Symphony members.  Chamber groups must be quartets or larger.  Rehearsals for Chamber Music begin Saturday, June 20.
  • Academy Chamber Orchestra (ACO) *:  Play chamber orchestra works in a smaller ensemble with string sections led by BSO members and wind sections coached by BSO musicians. Rehearsals for ACO begin Saturday, June 20.
  • Private Lessons *: Take private lessons with one or more BSO members of your choice. Work on solo, chamber or orchestral repertoire.  Private lessons scheduled on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21.
  • Solo with Piano*: rehearse and perform a solo piece with pianist and BSO violist Mary Woehr. Solo with Piano rehearsal and performance scheduled for Sunday, June 21.

* Additional fee required for participation. Please note that chamber music and chamber orchestra rehearsals begin June 20.

Orchestral Track: $1,900
Chamber Music Add-On: $650
Chamber Orchestra Add-On: $650

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

Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications are no longer being accepted for the following instruments: Orchestral Track Flute, Orchestral Track Clarinet

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