Baltimore Choral Arts Society :

Programs for Students

Baltimore Choral Arts Society is proud of our programs for students. You can read more about some of our programs below.

The Student Composer Project encourages young people to compose music for chorus. This annual event has been a great success since its inception in 1990. The Baltimore Choral Arts Society's Student Composer Project is now in its 27th year. The project offers three composers the opportunity to have their works performed by Tom Hall, Leo Wanenchak, and the BCAS Chamber Chorus in a public Master Class in the spring of 2017. Selected composers will receive the opportunity to work with an experienced composer in the field prior to the event, and will receive further feedback and suggestions from composers and singers during the Master Class. A recording of the performance will be given to each composer.This season's Student Composer Project will take place on Monday, April 24, 2017. 

Master Classes with visiting artists are a frequent dimension of our educational outreach programs. Past master classes have featured the King Singers, Chanticleer, Alice Parker, and other acclaimed artists.

Tom Hall is often invited to present workshops and master classes with teachers and students in area schools. For more information about Mr. Hall's availability, please contact Choral Arts at

Baltimore Choral Arts' education programs receive generous support from the Witt/Hoey Fund and the Macht Fund of THE ASSOCIATED. Additional support is provided by individual donors.


Love & Destiny: From Brahms to Edgar Allan Poe

Sunday, October 30, 2016
3:00 PM • Kraushaar Auditorium

Reading Symphony Music Director Andrew Constantine leads his orchestra and the Baltimore Choral Arts Chorus in the opening concert of the season. The program includes Dark Bells by composer Jonathan Leshnoff, a cantata inspired by the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, featuring Baltimore Symphony violist Peter Minkler. The concert also features Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Schicksalslied, and Vaughan Williams’ Flos Campi. After the concert, Tom Hall will lead a discussion with the artists.

Many thanks to our Presenting Sponsor T. Rowe Price for their generous support.


The voices rang out with resplendent confidence, and the sopranos had no apparent difficulty reaching the cruel and challenging high B's in the piece. The chorus's performance was the best part of the concert….the thunderous power of this unique masterpiece never fails to stir the blood, and the ovation was loud, long and well deserved.

— On Beethoven's Ninth with the Baltimore Symphony 2012
The Washington Post

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