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Schools: Boston University Tanglewood Institute

BUTI Faculty Orientation & Trainings Registration

As a part of your faculty agreement, faculty members must attend one session of the faculty orientation. Below, please select the date for each session that you will attend. Prior to the start of each, the BUTI administrative staff will send the Zoom link to your designated email. If you cannot attend a session, please […]

Caroline Pliszka

Caroline Pliszka, violin, has been a regular substitute player with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra since 2002. Ms. Pliszka has been a member of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute violin faculty since 2010. Ms. Pliszka holds a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music from Rice University’s Shepherd School […]

Melinda Lee Masur

Lauded for her “impeccable technique and artistic interpretation” [The Columbian], pianist Melinda Lee Masur has performed on all three stages of Carnegie Hall, at London’s Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, the Berliner Philharmonie, at the Ravinia Festival, Festival Les Muséiques Basel and in Boston’s Symphony Hall. As chamber musician, Masur has performed with such artists […]

Joseph Conyers

Joseph H. Conyers was appointed assistant principal bassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2010. He joined the Philadelphia Orchestra after tenures with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony (MI) where he served as principal bass, and Santa Fe Opera (NM). Described by the Grand Rapids Press as “a lyrical musician who plays with authenticity […]

Nicole Wendl

As an orchestral and chamber musician, Nicole has performed across the U.S. and Europe and as a member of Giannini String Quartet, earned several mentions in competition. Before joining the BUTI team, she held section orchestral positions throughout Florida and North Carolina, and an Associate Concertmaster position with Opera Neo in California. Nicole is also […]

Hilary Respass

A clarinetist and music educator by training, Hilary Respass has served as Executive Director of Boston University Tanglewood Institute since 2014. Prior to that, she was Director of The Hartt School Community Division (2010-2014), a program that served more than 1,500 youth and adults in music and dance instruction in the Greater Hartford (CT) region. […]