Richard White ’92 Stars in Life Documentary
Richard White '92 was homeless as a child. But through hard work and determination, he went on to become the first...
Designed to identify students with the potential for a career in the arts, admission to BSA is based solely on an arts audition and interview—no academic criteria are used. Every student gets a level playing field and a fresh start at BSA.
BSA is recognized as one of the top five public performing arts high schools in the country and as one of the best high schools in America for its rigorous college preparatory program. BSA students have earned National Merit Scholarships, NAACP’s ACT-SO Achievement Medals, and YoungArts Awards, among others.
Our extensive after-school and Saturday program offers free arts classes to Baltimore City children grades 2-8. TWIGS seeks to prepare its students for admission to BSA, and each year between 35-40 percent of the incoming first-year class have been trained through TWIGS.
High school and TWIGS students learn directly from working artists during their classes. And thanks to numerous partnerships with local arts organizations, our students learn from and perform with professionals at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Walters, Center Stage, the Maryland Historical Society, and JHU’s film program, to name just a few.
Baltimore School for the Arts seeks to prepare the next generation of the creative workforce by providing inspiring arts and academic training to high school students as well as opportunities in the arts to younger children and the greater community through its TWIGS and community outreach programs.
We are a public, urban high school that is part of Baltimore City Public School System. Additionally, 33 percent of our support is raised privately through our fundraising partner, the BSA Foundation.
Sally Michel was an irreplaceable leader in the BSA community and the early life of the school. She created Expressions, developed its unique format, and went on to chair the gala for 15 years. She devoted her life in the pursuit of creating a better future for the children of Baltimore. Her work relied on the power of community. In honor of her recent passing, we have dedicated Expressions 2019 to her memory. Join us March 2-5 for an extraordinary evening!
Saturday Evening Gala: We’re incorporating exciting new changes to the format of everyone’s favorite gala! We’ll begin our evening with a student performance at 7 pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 8 pm, and arts classes at 8:45 pm.
Sunday Family Performances: Join us for the one-hour show. Perfect for the whole family!
Tuesday Evening Stage One I FANS: A lively, festive evening beginning with lite fare and cocktails followed by the performance and dessert.