Junior Strings Intensive
June 21-July 4 | Ages 10–13*
*Students who have not yet matriculated into high school
Students who have not yet matriculated into high school
Junior Strings Intensive offers talented middle school violin, viola, and cello players the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone and advance technical and musical skills in a small group setting. Guided by a diverse and experienced faculty, you will receive hands-on attention within a holistic curriculum of large ensemble, chamber music, and solo instruction. With an enrollment of 22, you’ll receive the individualized attention you need. JSI is under the direction of Margaret Cerjan.
String Orchestra and Chorus
String Orchestra will build group unity and high-level ensemble performance on primary instruments. Through a unique and creative curriculum, Chorus will enhance and inform musical expression. Repertoire will primarily be classical in nature, but may also draw from modern jazz/fiddle/improvisation works.
You will receive daily chamber music coachings and will be assigned one or two full pieces. Each group will have the opportunity to perform in a community concert, one performance class, one master class, and the final JSI concert, if deemed ready by their mentor coach.
Past JSI assigned chamber music repertoire includes:
- DVORAK “American”
- BEETHOVEN Op. 18 No. 1
- PRICE String Quartet No. 1
- MENDELSSOHN No. 1 Op. 12
- GLAZUNOV Cello Quintet Op. 39
- SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8
- MOZART String Quartet No. 3 K. 515
Master classes with JSI faculty and guest artists cover topics such as body awareness, fiddling, improvisation, solo string workshops, and chamber music.
You will receive four thirty minute private lessons during the two week period dedicated to work on chamber music and solo repertoire.
Residential Life and Other Activities
Extracurricular activities are planned daily and may include games, movie nights, trivia, yoga, hiking, and swimming. Additionally, JSI students enjoy the many student, faculty, and Tanglewood concerts (pre-season events). Read more about student life at BUTI, including information on housing, dining, health and wellness, and transportation.
- Margaret Cerjan, Director
- Adrian Anantawan, Orchestral Conductor and Violin Coach
- Breana Bauman, Violin Coach
- Javier Caballero, Cello Coach
- Ashleigh Gordon, Viola Coach
- Trey Pratt, Chorus Conductor
Faculty subject to change. 2020 faculty to be announced.
Tuition, Fees, and Scholarships
The total cost of attending BUTI is based on the total number of weeks in attendance (even if attending more than one program). For more detailed information, click here.
Scholarships are awarded based on merit and/or financial need in combination with enrollment needs. Any student applying for scholarship must complete the scholarship section of the admissions application, even if only applying for a merit-based award (the scholarship application is found within the digital admissions application). Students will be notified of any potential scholarship assistance with their admission decision. Learn more about scholarships at BUTI.