We want to ensure that all children in Baltimore City have access to the arts.

We’re proud to serve the community through TWIGS, a free after-school and Saturday arts program that serves more than 700 Baltimore City children in grades 2-8 each year. TWIGS offers free classes in dance, vocal and instrumental music, stage production and design, visual arts, and visual storytelling. TWIGS also serves as a pipeline for admission to the high school; each year roughly 50 percent of the incoming first-year class have been trained through TWIGS.

View TWIGS curriculum offerings


Each spring we hold auditions for the upcoming school year. Auditions are free and open to all students in grades 1-7 who reside in Baltimore City. Please be aware that the age range for each discipline varies.

Auditions for the 2020-21 school year will be held August 24-29, 2020.

Review Audition Instructions

What You’ll Learn

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Special Programs

In addition to TWIGS, Baltimore School for the Arts reaches thousands of young people through free matinee performances and gallery tours for city schools, as well as special performances for families and children throughout the year.

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Director of TWIGS and Community Outreach

Becky Mossing ’88

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Our Staff

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