BSO & UMBC Partner for First BSO Music Educators Academy
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Academy program specifically designed for aspiring and experienced music educators, the BSO Music Educators Academy. From Monday, July 7 through Saturday, July 12, music educators will take part in the first-ever week-long orchestral program playing side-by-side with BSO musicians and studying with expert faculty to improve musicianship, performance technique, conducting skills, improvisation, arranging, practice techniques and ensemble skills. A distinctive professional development program and approved course by the Maryland State Department of Education, qualifying participants in the BSO Music Educators Academy may obtain three graduate credits through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Please see below for complete registration details.
Led by Case Scaglione, assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, BSO Music Educators Academy participants will rehearse Wagner's Overture to Tannhäuser, Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, culminating in a free public performance at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on July 12 at 4 p.m.
A brand-new experience for non-professional musicians who regularly perform in a community setting is the BSO Summer Side-by-Side. Also taking place July 7-12, regularly performing non-professional musicians ages 18 and over are invited to rehearse and perform side-by-side the BSO and BSO Music Educator musicians under the baton of conductor Case Scaglione. This experience expands on the single-night Rusty Musicians experience without the full intensity of the BSO Academy week in June. Please see below for complete registration details.