Young Artists Wind Ensemble

July 1-July 29, 2017 (Four Weeks)

Ages 14–19*

*The Young Artists Wind Ensemble is open to high school students who have not yet begun full-time college or conservatory study.

The Young Artists Wind Ensemble (YAWE) is one of the nation’s premier summer youth programs of its kind 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 wind ensemble literature composed from the seventeenth century through modern day. Being led by conductors H. Robert Reynolds and David J. Martins, the faculty is also comprised of two ensembles in residence: Axiom Brass and the Vento Chiaro Woodwind Quintet.

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  • Daily wind ensemble rehearsals with two concert performances in Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center, led by conductors H. Robert Reynolds and David Martins
  • Two private lessons with BUTI faculty, with additional lesson opportunities with BSO members and guest artists
  • Chamber music rehearsals and coachings several times a week and up to four performances throughout the season
  • Alexander Technique instruction with Betsy Polatin
  • Master classes with some of the world’s most esteemed music professionals (past visits and classes include Mike Roylance, Robert Sheena, Tim Genis, Daniel Katzen, Ronald Barron, David Krauss, and the United States Marine Band)
  • Access to all Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, as many as 15 events a week
  • 4 hours of transferable Boston University course credit

  • Vento ChiaroWoodwind Coaches (Ona Jonaityte, flute | Elizabeth England, oboe | Chi-Ju Juliet Lai, clarinet | Anne Howarth, horn | Sam Childers, bassoon)
  • Jennifer Bill | Wind Ensemble Coordinator, Saxophone Coach
  • Danby Cho | Woodwind Chamber & Clarinet Coach
  • Bala Chamber Brass | Brass Coaches (Fred Sienkiewicz, trumpet | Andy Stetson, trumpet | Kristen Sienkiewicz, horn | Robert Hoveland, trombone, John Bottomley, tuba)
Alexander Technique

All faculty are subject to change.

2017 Season

July 16, 2017 | Seiji Ozawa Hall | David Martins, Conductor
  • CASINGHINO Sitting in the House of a Giant
  • COPLAND The Promise of Living
  • GRAHAM Harrison’s Dream
  • GRAINGER, ed. CLARK Molly on the Shore
  • SCHUMAN New England Triptych, “Chester”
  • WILSON Piece of Mind
  • YOUNG Tempered Steel
July 30, 2017 | Seiji Ozawa Hall | H. Robert Reynolds, Conductor
  • GILLINGHAM Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Wind Ensemble
  • HUSA Smetana Fanfare
  • JACOB Old Wine in New Bottles
  • MACKEY Sheltering Sky
  • REED La Fiesta Mexicana
  • SCHOENBERG Theme and Variations, Op. 43a

Additional repertoire to be announced. Programs subject to change. 

Past Seasons

2016 Season
  • Bates, Mothership
  • Dahl, Sinfonietta
  • Dukas, Fanfare from La Peri
  • Etezady, Shoutout
  • Grainger, Children’s March
  • Grainger, Colonial Song
  • Grainger, Shepherd’s Hey
  • Gryc, Evensong
  • Harbison, Rubies
  • Holst, Suite in E-flat
  • McTee, Circuits
  • Nelson, Savannah River Holiday
  • Newman, The Rivers of Bowery
  • Salfelder, Shadows Ablaze
  • Stamp, Gvorkna Fanfare
  • Strauss, Serenade, op. 7
  • Wagner/Cailliet, Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
2015 Season
  • Daugherty, Bells for Stokowski
  • George, Firefly
  • Grantham, Baron Cimetiere’s Mambo
  • Hindemith/Wilson, March from Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
  • Husa, Music for Prague
  • Iannaccone, After a Gentle Rain
  • Lauridsen/Reynolds, O Magnum Mysterium
  • Mackey, Aurora Awakes
  • Pann, Hold this Boy and Listen
  • Salfelder, Crossing Parallels
  • Shostakovich, Festive Overture
  • Strauss, Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare
  • Ticheli, Saxophone Concerto (Jennifer Bill, saxophone soloist)
  • Williams/Lavender, Sound the Bells
2014 Season
  • Bach, J.S., Herzlich tut mich verlangen
  • Bernstein, Overture to Candide
  • Bernstein, Profanation
  • Camphouse, Watchman, Tell Us Of The Night
  • Casinghino, Fanfare for Martins
  • Casinghino, Fanfare for Reynolds
  • Galante, Resplendent Glory
  • Hesketh, Masque
  • Hindemith, Symphony in B-flat
  • Jenkins, Overture for Band
  • Persichetti, Symphony for Band
  • Reineke, Portrait of Freedom  |  Listen
  • Ticheli, Blue Shades  |  Listen
  • Turrin, Fandango featuring David Kruass, trumpet, and Ronald Barron, trombone
2013 Season
  • Bach, J.S., Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
  • Bach, J.S., Komm, süsser Tod, BWV 478
  • Bernstein, Slava!  |  Listen
  • Gandolfi, Vientos y Tangos
  • Gillingham, A Light Unto the Darkness
  • Grainger, The Gum-Suckers March
  • Granthan, J’ai été au bal
  • Hart, Cartoon
  • Navarro, Downey Overture
  • Sparke, The Year of the Dragon
  • Ticheli, “Profanation from Symphony No. 1
  • Turrin, Concertino for 11 Instruments and Wind Ensemble featuring YAWE faculty
  • Welcher, Zion
  • Whitacre, Lux Aurumque  |  Listen
2012 Season
  • Bernstein, Suite from Mass
  • Daugherty, Las Vegas
  • Gandolfi, Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme
  • Mackey, Sasparilla
  • Márquez, Danzón No. 2
  • Maslanka, Traveler
  • Nelhybel, Trittico
  • Reineke, Symphony No. 1, “New Day Rising”
  • Shapiro, “Depth” from Immersion
  • Stout, Voyager
  • Williams, C., Caccia and Chorale

All repertoire is subject to change.

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, financial need, and program need. 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). Those applying for need-based awards must also provide the family or individual’s summary page(s) from their most recently completed tax return (or form with equivalent financial information) from either 2014 or 2015. Students will be notified of any potential scholarship assistance with their admission decision.

Student that are dismissed from BUTI will forfeit their award and receive an invoice for the total cost of attendance.

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