BSO Academy 2023 Info

Tuition, Fees and Important Dates

 Application Fee

Nonrefundable application fee of $75 is due with application form

Application Form

We are still in need of the following instruments for Academy Week 2023:

      • Violin
      • Viola
      • Trombone
      • Tuba

The following instrument needs have been met as of February 6, 2023. If you play the following instrument and are interested in participating in Academy Week, please email before filling out an application: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet.

Application Form Here


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 Process and Payment schedule:

All applications will be considered equally before Jan 15.
Notification of acceptance will be made on Jan 18, 2023. After that date, any remaining vacancies will be filled on a rolling basis as quickly as possible.

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December 22, 2022

Applications accepted

January 18, 2023

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

Jan 30, 2023

Deposit $500 orchestral or chamber track due in order to secure a spot
Deposit $100 for each chamber group and chamber orchestra add on

March 15, 2023

Tuition Balance due for orchestral or chamber track   $1250

April 15, 2023

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

May 10, 2023

Parking payment for use of the BSO Cathedral Garage for the week
BSO Academy Swag- details coming soon

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 24 – Saturday, July 1). 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.

2023 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

2023 BSO Academy Hotel Accommodations

2 East Read St,
Baltimore, MD 21202

10 minute walk to the Meyerhoff
0.4 miles

Notes from BSO Education Department:
Eclectic boutique hotel. Beautiful concept, but NOT a typical hotel.

  • Very low lighting throughout entire hotel (to enhance mood), including all hallways, lobby, and guest rooms.
  • In guest rooms, window is best source of light during the day. There are sconces on either side of bed for reading at night.
  • May not be best hotel if you want to practice at night.
  • Light switches take some getting used to.


  • No microwaves or mini fridges in rooms.
  • Yes TV in rooms (with a fabric covering).
  • Gym offsite within 5-10 minute walk.
  • Onsite restaurant open during limited times.
  • Walking distance to many restaurants.

More information:

Ulysses Booking Link:
Group Booking Code: G30

 Discounted room rate:

  • $149 on Class/Full bed
  • $199 on Queen bed
  • $269 on King bed

Reservations must be made by May 23, 2023.