Schools: Music


Symphonic Chorus The Boston University Symphonic Chorus is open to all musicians in the campus community: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, and friends. BU community members sing alongside music performance majors from the School of Music, collectively forming the premiere choral ensemble at Boston University. Each performance typically features a large choral work, often including […]

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Wind Ensembles

Wind Ensemble The Boston University Wind Ensemble is the premiere performance major symphonic band in the School of Music. Under the baton of Professor David Martins, the Wind Ensemble is designed to prepare wind, brass, and percussion players for professional careers in ensemble performance. It also provides future music educators with standard teaching concepts and […]

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Symphony & Chamber Orchestra The Boston University School of Music orchestral program, which includes the Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra, plays a central role in the education of the School’s instrumentalists who aspire to professions as chamber musicians, orchestral musicians, teachers, or a combination of all three. Professor Bramwell Tovey assumed the role of […]

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Jazz Ensembles

The Boston University Jazz Ensembles consist of two Big Bands and two Jazz Combos. These ensembles are open to all students of BU, regardless of major. Auditions for placement and seating in all Jazz Ensembles take place during the first week of school. The rehearsal and performance schedules fit easily into the academic schedules of […]

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Athletic Bands

Athletic Bands consist of the Marching Band, Pep Band, Spring Drumline, Winter Guard, and Scarlet Band. There are over 200 members on the rosters for all BU Bands ensembles combined, representing every undergraduate school and college on Boston University’s campus. Every ensemble provides fun and exciting ways for non-music majors and music majors alike to have a great band experience […]

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Gonzalo X. Ruiz

Gonzalo X. Ruiz is one of America’s most acclaimed historical instrument soloists. He is joined by the sublime continuo team of cellist Joanna Blendulf and harpsichordist Katherine Shao. The ensemble is named after Francois LaRiche, one of the first great oboists, and a Zelig-like character. He influenced the writing of Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Bach, and […]

Schools: MusicPrograms: Historical Performance Music

BU Trombone Alumna wins 2nd Place for The American Prize in Instrumental Performance!

From the International Trombone Association Newsletter: Brittany Lasch (DMA ’16) has won second in the American Prize in Instrumental Performance, 2017-18, in the professional division. Lasch was selected from applications reviewed this past fall from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the […]

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Collaborative Piano

The Collaborative Piano department at Boston University offers intensive and in-depth programs of study to advanced pianists in the fields of song, chamber music, and opera. Students enjoy varied performance opportunities with both vocalists and instrumentalists, and benefit from the experience and knowledge of world-renowned teachers from BU’s voice and instrumental departments. Collaborative pianists explore […]

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BU Tanglewood Institute: From the Director’s Desk | Fall 2017

From Hilary Respass, BU Tanglewood Institute Executive Director As we head into the busy holiday season, I reflect with gratitude on the successes of the previous year and look forward with anticipation toward summer 2018. We’re already receiving applications daily, and the BUTI office has been buzzing with excitement as we plan for what I know […]

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