Are you ready to experience the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on an entirely new level? Through personal involvement with the BSO — including exclusive events, traveling opportunities with the orchestra, an insider's track into the BSO, and more — our Governing Members (GM) feel a great sense of pride and ownership of the orchestra. Read more to find out more about this special membership level… 

Governing Members Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Governing Members?

  • A constituency imbued with a passionate love of symphony music and deep commitment to sustaining and enhancing it for succeeding generations
  • A major BSO fundraising arm
  • A social group interested in BSO performances as well as the social counterpart offered in the Georgia and Peter Angelos Governing Members Lounge and elsewhere
  • A BSO music appreciation and advocacy group
  • An organization predisposed to volunteerism (at the discretion of each member)
  • A group of community leaders with a direct link to BSO Musicians and Administration

How can I become a Governing Member?

  • An annual contribution of $3,000 or more
  • Appointment as a GM is renewed every year and is linked to maintaining one's annual financial contribution

What are the benefits of becoming a Governing Member?

  • Admission to the Georgia and Peter Angelos Governing Members Lounge, with complimentary wine, champagne, and refreshments before the concert and during intermission
  • Free Garage parking during BSO concerts
  • VIP ticket ordering for BSO events and Complimentary Ticket Exchange
  • Invitations to catered, pre-concert Allegretto events
  • Invitations to On-Stage Rehearsals
  • Meet and Greet opportunities with Musicians and Guest Artists
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Networking opportunities with other Governing Members
  • Special year long recognition in Overture
  • 10% discount on music, books and gifts at the Symphony Store
  • Passes to the Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators' Show House
  • Access to the Governing Members hotline: 410-783-8064
  • and more!

Check out the membership page to see the full list of benefits for Governing Members at the Meyerhoff.

“Audience members of the Baltimore Symphony know how lucky we are to live in a city with a world class orchestra. But the BSO's Governing Members are even luckier to be able to give something back. In exchange for our contribution, we are granted a rare opportunity to get to know both the musicians and staff of this remarkable organization on a personal basis. As an ex-patriot New Yorker, I can tell you that in my former home town, at this level of contribution I would never be invited to participate in the exciting events and activities of the Governing Members throughout the year.” 
--Lois Schenck

“We have been GMs since the Governing Members first started and enjoy meeting other people who are members. We have taken advantage of trips, dinners, and other special events that have made us feel like we are a part of the BSO family. The music is most important, but we value our new friendships and all of the great experiences that we have had.”  
--Cathy and Mac McClelland


For more information about the Governing Members, please contact BSO Membership at