Young Artists Wind Ensemble


June 29 – July 28, 2014

2014 Repertoire:

David Martins, conductor
    Mark Camphouse | Watchman, Tell Us of the Night
    Rossano Galante | Resplendent Glory
    Kenneth Hesketh | Masque
    Vincent Persichetti | Symphony for Band
    Steven Reineke | Portrait of Freedom
    Joseph Wilcox Jenkins | Overture for Band

H. Robert Reynolds, conductor
    J.S. Bach / Cailliet | Fervent Is My Longing
    Leonard Bernstein / Grundman | Overture to Candide
    Leonard Bernstein | Profanation
    Paul Hindemith | Symphony in B-Flat
    Scott McAllister | Gone
                        • (all repertoire is subject to change)

Ages 14-19*

*Students must not have begun their coursework in a post-secondary degree program (such as a college or university). Full eligibility details are found on this FAQ page.

Make your summer noteworthy!

The Young Artists Wind Ensemble is an exceptional and challenging program for young instrumentalists. The objective is to foster the development of every student’s artistic and creative potential.

The Young Artists Wind Ensemble is the nation’s premiere summer youth music ensemble of its type and draws outstanding wind, brass, and percussion players from across the globe. It provides opportunities to study and perform works from the repertoire of great literature composed from the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries.

Wind Ensemble and Chamber Music

Under the guidance of outstanding wind conductor and pedagogue David L. Martins, director of the wind ensemble at Boston University, and internationally renowned wind ensemble conductor H. Robert Reynolds, the Young Artists Wind Ensemble students study instrumental works in a broad range of styles, including pieces for full wind ensemble, chamber music, and solo performance under the guidance of artist conductors and teachers such as Vento Chiaro and Axiom Brass.  Students participate in two full wind ensemble concerts and four chamber music recitals during the summer.  All concerts are presented in Ozawa Hall or elsewhere on the Tanglewood Main Grounds.

Private Lessons

Students will receive two (2) private lessons from a BUTI faculty member at no added cost.  This is an essential component of training that not only enhances the development of each student as a solo performer but also assists the student in meeting the demands of the ensemble and chamber music repertoire programmed throughout the summer.  Students will have the opportunity to schedule additional lessons with a BUTI faculty member or a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at an additional cost.

Alexander Technique Classes

In an effort to prevent stress-related injuries and performance anxiety, BUTI is pleased to offer Alexander Technique classes to the Wind Ensemble program.  Led by Betsy Polatin, Assistant Professor in the School of Theater at Boston University, these important sessions provide students with an introduction to the basic principles of Alexander Technique, in small groups, with a special focus on the specific issues of concern unique to each instrument group in the ensemble.

Master Classes

Master classes for all instruments are given by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and distinguished visiting artists.  Recent guests have included Daniel Katzen, Ronald Barron, Mike Roylance, Linda Toote, Richie Hawley, Robert Sheena, Richard Ranti, Tim Genis, John Heiss, David Krauss, Dan Grabois, James Sommerville, Cynthia Meyers, Gregg Heneger, Toby Oft, Tom Siders, and the United States Marine Band Percussion.  Students are invited to attend selected master classes presented by the Tanglewood Music Center.  BUTI students also have the rare opportunity to observe and listen to the rehearsals and concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and other artists and ensembles rehearsing and performing at Tanglewood each summer.