Applications submitted after deadline will be considered, by priority given to those who submitted before the deadline.
The Baltimore Cohort of BWMP is open by application and audition to rising 8th-12th grade students, residing within the Baltimore metro region, from backgrounds that are underrepresented within the professional orchestra field including Black or African–Americans, Hispanic, Native Americans (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), and Pacific Islanders. Recognizing the great financial commitment required to complete a comprehensive musical education, financial need will be taken into consideration and substantial financial aid will be provided to accepted students.
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 would also be eligible for consideration in for Tuned-In.
As the BWMP is a highly selective and intensive musical training program, applicants must be highly driven, dedicated, and interested in pursuing a professional career in classical music. Students should expect to practice at least ten hours each week outside of rehearsals and lesson time. Students are also required to attend concerts, engage with mentors, and attend other events intended to help prepare them for college and beyond. In addition, families must be prepared to support their child’s commitment to the program.
As the primary long-term goal of this program is to champion the diversification of American orchestral classical music, this program is only open to students playing the following orchestral instruments:
The application and audition process will consist of the following elements:
Video Audition (included within the online application)
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