Thank you for your interest in auditioning for Baltimore School for the Arts.

Auditions for the 2017-18 school year at BSA have passed. Auditions for the 2018-19 school year will be held January 22-26, 2018. 


Current 8th and 9th grade students may audition in one (1) or two (2) art areas: Dance, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Film and Visual Storytelling, Theatre (acting), Theatre (production), Visual Arts.

While audition instructions can vary from year to year, there is usually a great deal of similarity. Below you will find the audition instructions for each discipline from the 2017-18 auditions. Audition instructions for 2018-19 will be released Fall 2017.


Non-Baltimore City residents who are accepted for admission must pay tuition.Tuition is set by the Baltimore City Board of Education.Tuition for the 2016-2017 school year was $6,510 per year.Tuition is subject to change.


For additional information about the school and its curriculum, please explore this website. Each department, including academics, is described in detail.

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"I was an inner-city kid, and the school exposed me for the first time to a number of cultures. That helped to break down biases. From 8 to 4, it was our own little utopia."
Antonio Hart
Class of 1986, Grammy-nominated Jazz Saxophonist