For 41 years, thousands of students and their families have found BTEC as their launchpad for further studies in music, academics and community development. We invite you to join for the next edition in music education in 2016.

BTEC has been the conduit for excellence in individual and community music instruction and performances, and is committed to opening access for students of all ages, neighborhoods and skill levels. Through BTEC’s long-standing commitment to the highest quality in arts education, BTEC strings holds the honor of being one of the oldest and most successful community music schools in the nation. Our City Schools students achieve as musicians and scholars, parlaying elements of their BTEC experience to state orchestras, conservatories, science competitions and universities. Most important, BTEC brings families and communities together.

Hello, BTEC families, partners and school partners.


We hope this note finds you in fine-tuned shape, and that music continues to be a part of your home, community and school.


On Monday, please look for a major announcement regarding the next steps for BTEC and a new opportunity in music education for Baltimore students.

Thank you.

“Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of a man’s whole personality, sensibility and ability.” Dr. Shini’chi Suzuki