The Baltimore-Washington Musical Pathways (BWMP) is a collaborative initiative that works to champion a collective approach to diversifying American orchestral classical music and musicians by supporting young musicians from diverse backgrounds who aspire to have careers in music. This initiative brings together key partners from the Baltimore-Washington region—the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), the DC Youth Orchestra Program, and Levine Music.
The mission of the Baltimore-Washington Musical Pathways (BWMP) is to prepare and support student musicians in grades 8 through 12 from communities historically underrepresented in U.S. orchestras to study at music conservatories or as music majors at four-year colleges and universities.
Talented and highly motivated students from the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas will receive high-quality, individual instruction from the region’s leading instructors. Activities that students will also participate in include performing with regional youth orchestras, master classes with professional musicians from the NSO and Peabody Conservatory, side-by-sides and on-stage performing, and attending professional concerts. BWMP also offers experiential opportunities including regional convenings, internal and external summer learning, immersive cultural experiences, coaching support, instrument support, and support for parents and families as students develop and deepen their musical learning. BWMP is excited to bring in other organizations whose missions align with the work of the collective to provide experiences and services outside of the cohort’s purview.
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Applicants must be highly driven, dedicated, and interested in pursuing a professional career in classical music.
Applicants must be rising 8th-12th grade students, residing within the Baltimore/Washington metro region.
Eligible students must play the following orchestral instruments:
Students from other racial groups, while not eligible for this program, are eligible to be considered for the Peabody Preparatory’s Tuned-In program. Students from other instrumental ensemble genres (American Roots) are also eligible for consideration in for Tuned-In.
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