Audition Process for 2022-2023

Auditions for the 2022-2023 season will be by video submission only. BSYO will not be holding live auditions.

The deadline to register for an audition is Wednesday, May 25 at 11:59 pm. 

Audition materials must be submitted by Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59 pm.

Instructions on how to submit your video can be found HERE.


***NEW FOR 2022-2023 SEASON***

The Marin Alsop Fellowship, made possible by the Baltimore Symphony Associates, will support young musicians from under-resourced communities in their musical studies by providing full scholarship BSYO tuition and a cash award of $300-500 for supporting expenses such as instrument lessons, rentals, music, and other musical needs. The intention is to support the participation of students of color (BIPOC) from under-resourced communities in the BSYO. The fellowship will be available annually to one or more students who qualify. More information can be found HERE.




The BSYO is comprised of three ensembles tailored to specific age groups and skill levels, offering each student individualized attention and a supportive, collaborative performance environment. 

  • Each orchestra rehearses weekly on Sunday afternoons at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology.
  • BSYO requires that all musicians take weekly private lessons on their instrument for the duration of the season.
  • BSYO strongly encourages all musicians to participate in their school music programs.
  • Each musician is assessed an annual tuition fee. Need-based financial aid and scholarships are available.

For a description of each orchestra, click here.

How to audition for BSYO