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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Opens Program for Amateur Musicians

Mike Lawson • News • July 19, 2012

Music director Marin Alsop recently led an army of amateur musicians through a week-long immersive music program alongside members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.Music director Marin Alsop recently led an army of amateur musicians through a week-long immersive music program alongside members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The program invited 104 willing students to rehearse, socialize, take lessons, and study intensive lectures with the orchestra in what amounted to a classical music lover’s fantasy camp. The move marked another step toward connecting with the orchestra’s audience as well as a strong new source of revenue – fees for academy students ranged from $1,750 to $3,000.

The New York Times ran a glowing in-depth report from a music camper here.

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