Boston University Tanglewood Institute

The Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is recognized internationally as one of the premiere summer training programs for aspiring high school-age musicians and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world’s great symphony orchestras. Under the guidance of distinguished professionals and in the presence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), young people devote themselves to a summer of music making—an experience that has the ability to serve as a starting point on the path to a future in classical music.

All BUTI programs share one common element: excellence. BUTI offers programs for all orchestral instruments, voice, piano and composition, ranging in duration from two to six weeks. Depending on your area of study, you may be eligible for more than one program, and students may apply for more than one program with the same audition. Included with all BUTI programs is the unparalleled access to all BSO and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, as many as 15 events per week.

BUTI is a magical blend of the formal and informal, of joy and hard work. No one who spends a summer at Tanglewood leaves untouched by the experience.