• About

    Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of over 250 of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s most talented musicians. The BSYO serves as ensemble-in-residence at the state-of-the-art George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, Maryland.

    In addition to weekly rehearsals, BSYO students have opportunities to collaborate with and be mentored by BSO musicians and conductors, including:

    • Side-by-Side rehearsals with the BSO
    • Coaching from BSO musicians
    • Collaboration with world-renowned guest artists
    • Access to BSYO events at the Meyerhoff
    • Chamber music classes and performance opportunities


  • Faculty

    Jonathan Rush, Artistic Director and Youth Orchestra Conductor
    MaryAnn Poling, Concert Orchestra Conductor
    Wesley Thompson, String Orchestra Conductor
    Alicia Kosack, BSYO Manager
    Marianne Thayer, Operations Assistant

  • Concerts

    Sunday, November 14: Meyerhoff
    String, Concert and Youth Orchestras: 3:00

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    Sunday, March 6: Carver Center
    String Orchestra: 2:30 pm
    Concert Orchestra: 3:30 pm
    Youth Orchestra: 5:00 pm

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    Sunday, May 15: Meyerhoff
    String, Concert and Youth Orchestras: 6:30 pm

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  • Auditions

    Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the BSYO! 

    At this time, all spots are filled for our 2021-2022 auditions.

    If you would like to be contacted should a spot become available, or if you would like to be contacted about future auditions, please complete the audition application.