We’ll help you develop your full potential and discover who you are on your musical journey.

We have two tracks, vocal and instrumental, and our programs are centered upon the techniques and repertoire of classical music. Our faculty of professional musicians will help you along this path through weekly private lessons, as well as music literacy and history courses.

We are a diverse and nurturing community who embrace the values of discipline and personal growth.

Our alumni attend some of the top conservatories and schools of music in the nation and abroad. Many of them play in professional orchestras or alongside the nation’s top entertainment performers; others also sit on music school faculties. Other graduates are creatively changing the world through their work in politics, at ad agencies, and a host of other fields.

What You’ll Learn






Chorus and String Orchestra

Join us in the Schaefer Ballroom for a concert featuring the...


Chamber Music & Monument Lighting

Join us in BSA's historic brownstone parlor for music and...


Chamber Music Concert

Join us in the Straus Recital Hall for a delightful evening...



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Visiting Artists

You’ll learn what’s really being practiced in the music world today from a wide variety of working professionals. Every year, we invite multiple guest artists to the school to teach a master class. Our students frequently train and perform alongside professional artists from local, prestigious institutions such as the Peabody Institute and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. We also arrange master classes with world-renowned musicians who are performing in Baltimore.

Our visiting teaching artists have included Denyce Graves, soprano; Harlan Parker, conductor, Peabody Institute; Amadi Azikiwe, violist, Harlem Symphony; and Sean Jones, chair of the Brass Department at the Berklee College of Music. Our students get to experience field trips to visit institutions such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Washington Opera, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Music Department Head

Dr. Edwards

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Our Staff

I think the country should look at this school. Things are done right here. It’s about dreaming the impossible. It’s about saying I wonder if I could go to the moon.

Richard White, Music Class of 1992, the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in Tuba Performance