Timeline, Tuition, & Fees

 Application Fee

Nonrefundable application fee of $100 is due with application form

Application Form


Orchestral track $1,750

Chamber track $1,750

Second Orchestral Group $750

Chamber Group $700

Discount if adding to orchestral track ($650)

Chamber Orchestra $700

Discount if adding to orchestral track ($650)

Acceptance & Payment Timeline:

All applications will be considered equally before January 1. Notification of acceptances will be sent in mid-January. Remaining vacancies will be filled on a rolling basis.

Early December

Applications accepted


Notification of acceptances
Part preference and private lesson request survey will be sent when deposit is received

Mid-to-Late January

Deposit $500 orchestral or chamber track due in order to secure a spot

Deposit $100 for each chamber group and chamber orchestra add on

Pay Deposit Here

Early March

Tuition Balance due for orchestral or chamber track   $1250

Early April

Balance due for add-ons:
Chamber music $550
Chamber orchestra $550
Private lessons $130

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 (Friday, June 21 – Saturday, June 29). All Orchestral Program rehearsals with the BSO are held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Financial Assistance

A limited amount of funding is available for participants that belong to historically underrepresented communities in classical music and those who demonstrate financial need due to extreme circumstances or other financial hardship. Financial assistance may also be available to fill program instrumental needs.

2024 Academy Scholarship & Financial Assistance Form

Refund Policy

BSO Academy Week tuition and fees are non-refundable except in the case of a medical emergency or other extreme circumstance as determined by the BSO Director of Education & Community Engagement. Please note that the $75 application fee is non-refundable. No reduction in fees can be made for late arrival or early departure.

Continuing Professional Development Credit for The BSO Academy

We are pleased to announce that the BSO Academy has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education to offer CPD Credit to all teachers.

  • Continuing Professional Development is a critical tool for all teachers and even required by some administrations.
  • The BSO Academy is thrilled to be able to offer up to 3 CPD credits to teachers participating in the program.
  • We are committed to making this program accessible to anyone who desires to be part of the BSO Academy. We are also committed to equipping and inspiring classroom music teachers. A special discounted rate is offered for teacher that are participating in the Academy for CPD credit
  • Please write to education@bsomusic.org for more information or apply here
  • Click here to view the Completion For Credit Form from the Maryland Department of Education

2024 BSO Academy Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Monaco
2 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

25 minute walk to the Meyerhoff
1.2 miles

Our partners over at Hotel Monaco have offered the generous rate of $119/night to our BSO Academy participants and families. Set in the former headquarters of the B&O Railroad, Hotel Monaco is located in the heart of Baltimore in a beautiful Beaux-Arts building. Stylish rooms and suites feature high ceilings and a blend of period details and contemporary touches.


  • B&O American Brasserie, featuring locally sourced, seasonal food, paired with ales, handcrafted cocktails, and fine wines.
  • Yoga mat in every room
  • Luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities
  • Onsite 24-hour fitness center
  • Valet parking ($50/night including fees + tax)
  • Nightly hosted evening wine hour from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Complimentary morning coffee + tea service
  • Pet-friendly accommodations
  • Enjoy complimentary access to Wag! Premium during your stay (including 10% off all services booked, waived booking fees, and 24/7 access to licensed veterinary professionals)
  • Healthy Travel: Take one of Kimpton's custom designed PUBLIC bikes for a ride around town

Booking Link

If you prefer to book by phone, please call 1-800-KIMPTON and provide the group name "BSO Academy Week Room block" or the block code "GP6.""

Guests have until May 30, 2024 to make their reservations at the group rate. After this date, prevailing rates will apply.