Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of 250 of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s most talented musicians. The BSYO serves as ensemble-in-residence at the state-of-the-art George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, Maryland.

    In addition to weekly rehearsals, BSYO students have opportunities to collaborate with and be mentored by BSO musicians and Maestra Marin Alsop, including:

    • Side-by-Side rehearsals with the BSO
    • Coaching from BSO musicians
    • Master classes with world-renowned guest artists
    • Access to exclusive BSYO events at the Meyerhoff
    • Intensive chamber music classes and performance opportunities


  • OrchKids


    Under Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop’s artistic leadership and direction, OrchKids is the cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s efforts to expand the Orchestra’s relevance within the broad and diverse Baltimore community.

    Currently we work with six public elementary schools in Baltimore City serving over 1,000 children from Pre-Kindergarten through the 10th grade.


  • Side by Sides

    Side by Sides

    The BSO partners with Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and the Howard County Gifted and Talented Orchestra to rehearse and perform side by side with the BSO.


  • 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 serving high numbers of students in poverty.


  • Musical Mentors

    Let your students experience the BSO both inside and outside of the concert hall! An exciting program for instrumental students, BSO Musical Mentors invites visiting groups to book BSO concert tickets in tandem with workshops with BSO musicians.

    Types of workshops include:

    • Full orchestra/band coachings
    • Solo performer masterclasses
    • Instrumental sectionals (strings/wind/brass/percussion)
    • Chamber music Coachings


    Classes take place at either the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, home of the BSO, or the historic Engineer’s Club in Baltimore, MD.



    Discounts given to groups booking 3 or more classes on the same visit

    How to Book

    1. Choose your BSO Concert:

    Adeline Sutter
    Group Sales Manager
    410.783.8170 | groups@BSOmusic.org

    2. Schedule Workshop(s) with BSO Members:

    Patrick Locklin
    Education Program Manager
    410.783.8051 plocklin@BSOmusic.org