• About
    Brass Sectional 390X390

    Music Educators Academy

    June 20-27, 2015

    The Academy Music Educators Track inspires music educators as well as those pursuing a career in music education. This program immerses participants in the world of the orchestra by playing, learning, and performing side-by-side with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. An intensive program offering three graduate credits through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, this track is designed to invigorate music educators by focusing on improving musicianship, performance techniques, conducting skills, improvisation, arranging, practice techniques and ensemble skills.


  • Course Offerings
    Violin Masterclass 390X390

    Music Educator Track (June 20-27):
    Participate in a series of conducting workshops culminating in the opportunity to conduct the BSO

    This year, the eight-day Music Educators Academy will run concurrently with the BSO Academy for amateur musicians, giving the music educators an expanded palette of opportunities for ensemble playing and musical collaboration.

    This year’s Music Educator Academy will include:

    • Side-by-side rehearsals and a concert with the BSO lead by Maestra Marin Alsop
    • Courses led by expert faculty from UMBC
    • Conducting workshops culminating in the opportunity to conduct the BSO
    • Secondary instrument classes
    • BSO-led workshops with topics including creativity and visualization, orchestral techniques and respiratory function
    • A BSO faculty concert
    • Meals with the BSO
    • A special lunch with Maestra Marin Alsop
    • Recordings of final performances 



  • Faculty
    Academy Faculty - Chris Williams

    Learn from experts in conducting, orchestral instruments, choral and ensemble arranging, improvisation and more.

    Music Educators 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
    • Nicholas Hersh – Assistant Conductor, BSO
    • Jane Marvine – Oboe/English Horn, BSO
    • Emily Skala – Principal Flute, BSO
    • James Wyman – Principal Timpanist, BSO



  • Schedule & Fees
    Seminar 390X390

    2015 Music Educators Academy
    Fees and Schedules

    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 Schedule opens in new window)

    Music Educator Track Schedule: June 20-27, 2015

    Deadline for Application: Friday, January 9, 2015 at 5:00pm