Academy Info

 BSO Academy 2023 Info

 Tuition, Fees and Important Dates

 Application Fee

Nonrefundable application fee of $75 is due with application form

Application Form

Application Form here

Tuition

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.

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 8, 2023

Tuition Balance due for orchestral or chamber track   $1250

April 1, 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

What is the age requirement for the Academy Week? All participants must be 18 years old by the first day of the Academy Week. The average age for Academy Week participants is about 64, but in 2018 participants ranged from 22 to 75 years of age. Special consideration for participants under age 18 might be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Where do participants come from? Approximately 70% of Academy Week participants are from the Mid-Atlantic region of the US (Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, etc.) but many participants come from much further. The 2018 Academy Week participants represented 19 states stretching from Maine to California! Past years have included participants from Canada, France, Austria, and Russia.

Is there a requirement for playing ability? The BSO Academy does not require an audition to be accepted. However, a basic knowledge of reading music is required, and the program is most enjoyable for participants who can comfortably play or follow along with the level of the selected repertoire and contribute to conversations about the techniques used to play the repertoire. Many participants are not able to play every single note in a difficult passage. You don’t have to! The entire BSO is sitting with you and will cover the parts that are beyond your ability. The BSO faculty will guide you with suggestions on how to simplify or otherwise make it through a tough passage. We welcome a short recording of your playing if you are not sure if this program is right for you and would like our advice.

Where can I practice by myself during the Academy Week? Practice spaces at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall are shared and communal. A limited number of private practice spaces may be available on a first come, first served basis.


2023 BSO Academy Hotel Accommodations:

Coming Soon…

Academy Info

 BSO Academy 2023 Info

 Tuition, Fees and Important Dates

 Application Fee

Nonrefundable application fee of $75 is due with application form

Application Form

Application Form here

Tuition

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.

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 8, 2023

Tuition Balance due for orchestral or chamber track   $1250

April 1, 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

What is the age requirement for the Academy Week? All participants must be 18 years old by the first day of the Academy Week. The average age for Academy Week participants is about 64, but in 2018 participants ranged from 22 to 75 years of age. Special consideration for participants under age 18 might be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Where do participants come from? Approximately 70% of Academy Week participants are from the Mid-Atlantic region of the US (Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, etc.) but many participants come from much further. The 2018 Academy Week participants represented 19 states stretching from Maine to California! Past years have included participants from Canada, France, Austria, and Russia.

Is there a requirement for playing ability? The BSO Academy does not require an audition to be accepted. However, a basic knowledge of reading music is required, and the program is most enjoyable for participants who can comfortably play or follow along with the level of the selected repertoire and contribute to conversations about the techniques used to play the repertoire. Many participants are not able to play every single note in a difficult passage. You don’t have to! The entire BSO is sitting with you and will cover the parts that are beyond your ability. The BSO faculty will guide you with suggestions on how to simplify or otherwise make it through a tough passage. We welcome a short recording of your playing if you are not sure if this program is right for you and would like our advice.

Where can I practice by myself during the Academy Week? Practice spaces at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall are shared and communal. A limited number of private practice spaces may be available on a first come, first served basis.


2023 BSO Academy Hotel Accommodations:

Coming Soon…