10th Anniversary BSO Academy Week

Saturday, June 25 – Saturday, July 2, 2022


Tuition and Fees

Application Fee: $50

The $50 application fee is non-refundable and required for all participants, including participants who are requesting scholarship support or financial assistance. Click here (landing page to pay fee) to pay the application fee if you are not redirected to a payment page after completing an application.

Orchestral Program
Additional Group (on space available basis)


Chamber Music Program


Acceptance and Payment Schedule:

March 18

Registration Opens, $50 non-refundable Registration fee must be paid at the time of registration

April 11

$500 Deposit Due

May 16

Balance Due (including chamber fee)

June 1

Payment for Add-Ons Due


The Academy Campus

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

All Academy activities will take place at JMSH and in the surrounding area for the entirety of the Academy Week (Saturday, June 25 – Saturday, July 2). All Orchestral Program rehearsals with the BSO are held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age requirement for the Academy Week? All participants must be 18 years old by the first day of the Academy Week. The average age for Academy Week participants is about 64, but in 2018 participants ranged from 22 to 75 years of age. Special consideration for participants under age 18 might be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Where do participants come from? Approximately 70% of Academy Week participants are from the Mid-Atlantic region of the US (Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, etc.) but many participants come from much further. The 2018 Academy Week participants represented 19 states stretching from Maine to California! Past years have included participants from Canada, France, Austria, and Russia.

Is there a requirement for playing ability? The BSO Academy does not require an audition to be accepted. However, a basic knowledge of reading music is required, and the program is most enjoyable for participants who can comfortably play or follow along with the level of the selected repertoire and contribute to conversations about the techniques used to play the repertoire. Many participants are not able to play every single note in a difficult passage. You don’t have to! The entire BSO is sitting with you and will cover the parts that are beyond your ability. The BSO faculty will guide you with suggestions on how to simplify or otherwise make it through a tough passage. We welcome a short recording of your playing if you are not sure if this program is right for you and would like our advice.

Where can I practice by myself during the Academy Week? Practice spaces at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall are shared and communal. A limited number of private practice spaces may be available on a first come, first served basis.


2022 BSO Academy Hotel Accommodations:

Revival Baltimore: Official Hotel of the 2022 BSO Academy Week: Downtown Baltimore Hotels | Revival Baltimore a JDV by Hyatt Hotel (jdvhotels.com)

A blend of downtown cool and uptown sophistication, the Revival sets a new standard for artsy, eclectic style in Baltimore’s cobblestoned Mount Vernon neighborhood. Limited rooms available Friday, June 24 – Saturday, July 2.

Special Rate for Academy Week Guests:

  • $129/night. To secure this rate, rooms must be reserved by May 24, 11:59pm.

Revival has created a dedicated website for Academy guests to book hotel reservations online. https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BWIJD/G-P7EG

To make your reservations, please click here: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BWIJD/G-P7EG

If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region.

If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.