Alumni & Friends

Alumni News and Updates

Alumni, please send us your news and update your contact information through the Alumni Information Update. If you are interested in being more involved with BUTI as an alum, please contact the BUTI staff at

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Friends of BUTI

Thank you to all the supporters of BUTI! See the generous individuals and organizations that offered support between July 2013 and June 2014.

Distinguished Alumni

You are in good company! BUTI alumni serve as a rejuvenating force in the world of classical music and beyond.

  • Lauren Ambrose, actress
  • Kenneth Amis, tuba, Empire Brass
  • Alexandra Bacon, Vice President-Vocal Division, Barrett Vantage Artists
  • Andrew Balio, principal trumpet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Mason Bates, composer
  • Jeffrey Beecher, principal double bass, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Karin Bliznik, principal trumpet, St. Louis Symphony
  • Harry Connick, Jr., jazz vocalist and pianist
  • Oliver de Clercq, principal horn, Vancouver Symphony
  • Joseph Conyers, assistant principal double bass, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • John Deverman, Director of Orchestra Personnel, Chicago Symphony
  • Disa English, principal oboe, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
  • James Gaffigan, Chief conductor, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
  • Kirill Gerstein, solo pianist, winner of the 2010 Gilmore Artist Award
  • Gary Ginstling, CEO, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Paul Haas, Artistic Director and conductor, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
  • Heidi Turner Harris, associate concertmaster, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • Richard Hawley, principal clarinet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Georgia Jarman, soprano, International Artist
  • Katherine Jolly, coloratura soprano, Houston Grand Opera
  • Joseph Kaiser, tenor, Metropolitan Opera
  • Yumi Kendall, assistant principal cello, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • David Korn, male soprano, Seattle Opera
  • David Krauss, principal trumpet, Metropolitan Opera
  • Andrew Litton, Music Director, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Adam Luftman, principal trumpet, San Francisco Opera
  • Missy Mazzoli, composer
  • Andrew McCandless, principal trumpet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Jennifer Montone, principal horn, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Nico Muhly, composer
  • Jonathan Newman, composer
  • Steve Olsen, Vice Chancellor, University of California Los Angeles
  • Paul Serna, tenor, Houston Grand Opera
  • Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Rebecca Young, associate principal viola, New York Philharmonic

BUTI Alumni in the BSO

  • Steven Ansell, principal viola
  • Daniel Bauch, assistant timpani
  • Norman Bolter, trombone (retired)
  • Kyle Brightwell, percussion
  • Glen Cherry, violin
  • Bruce Creditor, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager
  • Timothy Genis, principal timpani
  • Joseph Hearne, double bass
  • Benjamin Levy, double bass
  • Ken-David Masur, assistant conductor
  • Victor Romanul, violin
  • Dennis Roy, double bass
  • Todd Seeber, double bass
  • Keisuke Wakao, assistant principal oboe
  • Lawrence Wolfe, assistant principal double bass
  • Owen Young, cello

BUTI Ambassadors

These individuals help share the magic of Tanglewood by going into their local music organizations to answer questions, raise awareness, and promote participation in BUTI’s programs. If you’re interested in becoming a BUTI Ambassador, please contact us for more information. Thank you to the 2014-2015 BUTI Ambassadors:

  • Wing Luck Chin
  • Juan Galvan
  • Njeri Grevious
  • Francesca Lionetta
  • Briana Murray
  • Michael Swann
  • Patrick Wilhelm
  • Giovanni Xu
  • Rebecca Yakos