10th Anniversary BSO Academy Week

Saturday, June 25 – Sunday, July 2, 2022


"The Academy refreshes my inspiration and drive to continue to make music despite my job, family and life obligations. It brought back my belief in myself as a musician." - BSO Academy Participant

The BSO Academy brings together passionate adult instrumental musicians from all over the United States and the world, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Academy participants play side-by-side with the BSO in rehearsals and performances, and experience musical enrichment classes, lectures, chamber music coachings, sectionals and other special events led by BSO musicians and experts in the field. The Academy provides an immersive experience for adult non-professional musicians who desire an intensive learning experience.

Academy components include:

  • 3 Side-by-Side rehearsals with BSO musicians for each Group on the Meyerhoff stage
  • Free public Side-by-Side concert
  • Two Sectionals led by BSO musicians for each Group
  • Orchestra rehearsal for participants only with Maestro Jonathan Rush
  • Workshops and classes highlight ensemble playing and special topics for each instrument
  • Chamber music workshops with piano featuring Lura Johnson
  • Faculty Chamber music concert
  • 10th Anniversary celebratory dinner