Fantasy baseball camp, fantasy cooking camp and fantasy rock-and-roll camp. Every summer, enthusiastic amateurs descend on adult camps all over the country. This June, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) held its first adult summer music camp. The camp, or academy, allows nearly 50 amateur musicians to completely immerse themselves in music and be mentored for a week by members of the BSO.
In this week's Arts File on WQXR, WNYC's Kerry Nolan talks with Suzanne Bilyeu, a Queens viola player who attended the camp, and Marin Alsop, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Music Director, who conducted Bilyeu and 46 others at this year's inaugural summer music academy.