For one brief but action-packed evening, amateur musicians are invited to join members of the BSO on stage to rehearse and perform predetermined repertoire led by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop.
"It was a life-changing experience, very humbling. To be sitting right there with the professionals, you can't ask for anything more." Keyone Swaine, Rusty Musician participant
"It was absolutely thrilling to be playing on that stage and have a sound like that surrounding you," he said. "And if I got lost, the [BSO players] were right there to carry me back." Dr. Harry Kaplan, Rusty Musician participant.
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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Leadership support for the BSO Academy in 2010 through 2015 is generously provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.