Resident Companies | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Resident Companies

As a community arts center, Maryland Hall offers myriad opportunities for artists and artistic organizations to interact with and be part of the Maryland Hall community.  Maryland Hall has four Resident Companies.

Resident Companies


Annapolis Chorale/Live Arts Maryland

Live Arts Maryland is home to The Annapolis Chorale, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the St. Anne’s Concert Series and the local presenter of the Washington Symphonic Brass. Its mission is to enhance community life through performing and producing a wide variety of music.  Live Arts Maryland is also home to a vibrant music education program for musicians of all ages. For young singers, the organization includes the Annapolis Youth Chorus, the MusicWorks School partnership and an apprentice program for qualified high-school music students.


Annapolis Opera

Annapolis Opera, founded in 1972, was formed and organized to develop and maintain a professional opera company of artistic excellence for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. It is intended to provide emerging artists of outstanding potential from the Mid-Atlantic region with performance and professional development activities. Annapolis Opera also provides an educational program which serves area residents from elementary school children to senior citizens.


Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

Formed in 1962, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra features 70 professional musicians who perform a variety of symphonic music for audiences of all ages. Its vision is to be the best regional orchestra in the country, recognized as a jewel in the Washington/Baltimore area.  The Annapolis Symphony produces and presents five Lexus Classic Series concerts, four Education Concerts, two Family concerts, one Holiday Pops Concert and one free Pops in the Park Community Concert. The Annapolis Symphony sponsors numerous award-winning education and outreach programs in community schools, reaching thousands of school children from diverse backgrounds.


Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Originally named The Ballet Theatre of Annapolis, the organization was founded in November 1978 and achieved professional status in 1996. In 2000, the name was changed to Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Inc. (BTM) to fulfill a new mission of serving the State of Maryland. As the state’s premier professional ballet company, BTM presents full-length professional ballet performances each season of both classical and contemporary works; produces a Family Series for underserved audiences; delivers lecture/demonstrations or “Informances” at schools, libraries and community groups; conducts an Apprenticeship Training Program; and educates through BTM’s School of Classical and Contemporary Dance, offering dance training for students ages 2 to adult.