Thanks for your interest in auditioning for the Baltimore School for the Arts!

Admission is based solely on an audition and an interview. Current 8th and 9th grade students may audition in one or two art areas: Dance, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Film and Visual Storytelling, Theatre, Stage Design and Production, and Visual Arts.

Here’s how it works:

First, on September 29 we will have an Open House. Come if you can! We’ll walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

Second, complete an application form to request an audition. Email your application to or mail it to Baltimore School for the Arts, Att Lisa Peels, 712 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, by November 21, 2018.

Third, audition appointment letters will be mailed the last week of December. Auditions will be held January 25-30, 2019.

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We’re part of the Baltimore City Public School System, so we are free of charge to attend for Baltimore City residents. Non-city residents who attend BSA must pay tuition. Tuition is set by the Baltimore City Board of Education and is subject to change. It is currently $10,000 per year.

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