Whether you are a musician or music lover, feel free to come and experience Festival Baltimore’s masterclasses! All coaching sessions are open for the public to view and listen.
The structure of the Festival Baltimore Academy allows each student to get individual lessons with Festival artists, as well as coaching as a part of an ensemble. It is an opportunity for advanced students to learn from experts in a small ensemble setting. The lessons and coaching are organized in a progression that leads to the forum and a final concert, from which each student will receive a professionally recorded, filmed and produced DVD.
The students are expected to follow the detailed schedule provided by the Festival. There will be a forum held in the beginning of the second week of the Festival to let the students try out their quartets before the filmed and recorded public performance at the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall.
View the schedule of sessions on the Festival Baltimore website here.
Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95.
Free parking is available in Lot 8, in front of the Performing Arts and Humanities building, only after 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, after 3:30 p.m. on Fridays and on the weekends. Metered visitor parking is available for daytime events that occur outside these times at a cost of $2 per hour (paid by credit card or exact currency) in Lot 9, behind the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Please click here for additional parking information, and here for a campus map.
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