Launched in 2012, the BSYO comprises three orchestral ensembles of over 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
    • Collaboration with world-renowned guest artists
    • Access to BSYO events at the Meyerhoff
    • 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.


  • 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.