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  • Schools
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    Schools

    Connect your classroom to the BSO with the following programs:
     
    MIDWEEK CONCERTS: Arts-integrated, interactive and engaging BSO concerts, specifically designed for students in grades PreK-K, 1-3 and 4-6.
     
    OPEN REHEARSALS: Offering serious music students in middle school, high school and college a "behind the scenes look" at a workng BSO rehearsal.
     
    MUSICAL MENTORS: An exciting program for instrumental students, BSO Musical Mentors invites visitng groups to book BSO concert tickets in tandem with workshops with BSO musicians.
     
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Resources, workshops and a wealth of opportunities for music educators and teaching artists.

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  • Young Musicans
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    Young Musicians

    Inspiring opportunities for aspiring musicians
     
    BALTIMORE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRASBy audition only, the BSYO is comprised of 3 different orchestral ensembles with students in grades 2-12.
     
    ORCHKIDSSocial music education program that currently serves 750 students across 5 schools in east and west Baltimore City schools. 
     
    MUSICAL MENTORSAn exciting program for instrumental students, BSO Musical Mentors invites visitng groups to book BSO concert tickets in tandem with workshops with BSO musicians.

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  • Family
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    Family

    The BSO offers concerts that are fun and educational for the whole family.
     
    MUSIC BOX: A new concert series created for babies and toddlers 6 months to 3 years and their families, the Music Box Series gives your budding music-lover the chance to explore music through highly engaging and interactive performances. Each concert also includes thirty minutes of fun preconcert activities, provided in partnership with Ready at Five.
     
    FAMILY CONCERTS: The Saturday morning Family Concerts for ages 4+ introcude the instruments of the orchestra and delight young audiences. Prior to each concert, the lobby fills with exciting crafts, musical workshops, young performers and more.  
     
    BSYO: Be inspired by talented young musicians in concert. By audition only, the BSYO is comprised of 3 different orchestral ensembles with students in grades 2-12.
     
    ORCHKIDS CONCERTS: The concerts feature talented students from Pre-K to 8th grade, as part of this social music education program that currently serves 750 students across 5 schools in east and west Baltimore City schools. 

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  • Adults
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    Adults

    You're never too old to stop learning. The BSO offers several opportunities for adults and seniors interested in continuing their music education in the following programs:
     
    ACADEMY PROGRAMS: Side by side opportunities for adult musicians
     
    ROAD SCHOLAR: Five-day to week-long series of tours, seminars, performances and social events with BSO musicians and staff organized through the BSO partner Road Scholar International
     
    BSO ON THE GO FOR SENIORS: daytime BSO chamber concerts at Montgomery County senior centers
     
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Resources, workshops and a wealth of opportunities for music educators and teaching artists

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  • Montgomery County
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    Montgomery County

    The BSO offers a range of educational offerings at The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD, and throughout Montgomery County.
     
    MUSIC BOX: A new concert series created for babies and toddlers 6 months to 3 years and their families, the Music Box Series at Strathmore gives your budding music-lover the chance to explore music through highly engaging and interactive performances. Each concert also includes thirty minutes of fun preconcert activities, provided in partnership with Ready at Five.
     
    ORCHLAB: In partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the BSO’s OrchLab program works to enrich the instrumental music curriculum, enhance student performance skills and offer professional development to school music educators. The OrchLab program is delivered at no cost at selected elementary, middle and high schools that serve high numbers of students in poverty.
     
    ADULT OUTREACH: Chamber recitals by BSO players and preconcert lectures at Strathmore. 
     
    BSO ON THE GO: BSO on the Go puts selected BSO musicians into the county's elementary schools (including Title I schools). In contrast to a passive auditorium concert, these interactive programs take place in a more intimate classroom setting that encourages students and musicians to engage one another.  

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  • All Programs
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    All Programs

    OVERVIEW OF ALL PROGRAMS: The BSO offers a full range of Education and Community Engagement programs, from budding 6 month old music lovers to Rusty Musicians at 90+. Learn more about all of our programs for babies; elementary school, middle school, high school and college students; adults; and everyone in between.
     
    WHERE WE REACH: Our nationally recognized programs reach participants from across the state, from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts, and even across the world.
     
    GIVE: Sustain the BSO's inspiring education and community engagement programs.
     
    CONTACT: Want to know more about our programs? We'd love to tell you!

Featured Programs

  • BSO Music Educators Academy

    Inspires and invigorates vocal and instrumental music educators, available for 3 graduate credits through UMBC

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  • OrchKids

    The BSO’s social music program with over 750 students receiving intensive musical instruction across Baltimore City 

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  • BSYO

    Three youth orchestras featuring the region’s most talented young musicians 

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  • Music Box

    Interactive concerts for babies, toddlers and their families

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Snack Time with OrchKids

Violinist Itzhak Perlman and OrchKids Student Aaron Sawyer enjoy some hearty conversation over delightful snacks. play

BSO and OrchKids at Ravens Game

BSO and OrchKids at Ravens Game play

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