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Janna Schwartz

Janna is the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts overseeing fundraising and alumni activity. She previously served as Director of Development for the BU Tanglewood Institute, where she quadrupled the individual giving stream since 2014. Prior to coming to BU, Janna served as the executive director of […]

Taire McCobb

Taire McCobb is a recent graduate of Boston University as a Theatre Arts (Design and Production) major focusing in Scenic Painting and Dramaturgy, with a minor in Archaeology, and he is ecstatic to continue his BU journey at CFA. His interest in working at the university began with Boston University Orientation, where he was a […]

Kristen San Miguel

Kristen San Miguel has been involved in the Boston arts community since moving to Massachusetts from South Carolina to attend Wellesley College. She has a Masters in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Most recently, Kristen was the Membership and Operations Manager for Boston Dance Alliance in addition to working with Boston […]

Bethany Prendergast

Beth has worked full-time in multimedia production since 2016. After realizing her passion resided in content creation, she left a career as a Montessori teacher to pursue videography and video editing. Beth has created dozens of short films for book launches, weddings, social justice coalitions and countless more for higher education marketing.

Bernardo Barbosa

Bernardo currently is the Assistant Director of Financial Assistance. In this position he is the financial aid point of contact for all of the graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Fine Arts. He works closely with the admissions and development team to distribute scholarships and financial aid. Previously, Bernardo served as the Assistant […]

BU Tanglewood Institute: From the Director’s Desk | April 2019

Photo Credit Stratton McCrady Greetings from Boston! We’re delighted to see the daffodils and robins that signal summer is not far away! Students are enrolling, faculty are making plans, concerts are being finalized, and we’re very enthusiastic about the 2019 season. In this issue of Prelude you’ll see a listing of new faculty who come from […]


BU Tanglewood Institute: From the Director’s Desk | October 2018

Photo Credit Stratton McCrady As cooler temperatures set in and autumn foliage becomes more vibrant, I reflect on summer 2018 with intense gratitude and look toward summer 2019 with my usual enthusiasm and excitement. The 53rd season of Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) was one of breaking records and expanding our reach. We saw our largest and most geographically […]


Brendan Hoey

Brendan is the Director of Undergraduate Student Services, having previously worked with students on the Medical Campus at the School of Public Health. Brendan holds an undergraduate degree from UMass Amherst, and a Master of Science in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University. In his spare time, Brendan likes to relax with family […]