Experience the Magic

When it comes to deciding how to spend your summer, the options can seem endless. But if you’re looking to be the most dynamic and versatile musician possible, BUTI is the place to be. You will have the opportunity to hone your craft in a small group setting. You’ll focus on the fundamentals of technique and musicianship, work alongside new friends in group masterclasses, participate in individual lessons and academic classes, and perform. And beyond an exceptional music education, what makes a summer at BUTI unforgettable is the magic of Tanglewood.

Find Your Program

buti composition student


As a composer at BUTI, you will be guided by faculty and guest artists with a wide range of aesthetic perspectives to refine your technique, grow as an artist, and develop your own personal voice. The program offers individualized and class instruction in a supportive environment.

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harp at BUTI


Studying harp at BUTI is an immersive experience designed to inspire your artistry and advance your technical prowess. Students here will be provided with a comprehensive overview of all facets of harp playing, and will receive highly individualized and thorough instruction.

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percussion at BUTI


At BUTI, percussion students are part of a unique family made up of peers and mentors that starts upon arrival and lasts a lifetime. From the workshop to the Young Artists programs, percussionists are challenged to explore the boundaries of their abilities, and our world class faculty is there to support students through that journey. Each student gets conservatory style individual attention.

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piano at BUTI


BUTI offers an intensive summer training program for advanced pianists. Admission to the program is highly competitive and is limited to a class size that encourages individualized attention, so you know that you’ll be artistically and technically challenged not only by faculty, but also by your peers. Surrounded by students from around the world, including those from Israel, Brazil, Chile, China, Korea, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Canada, you will be sure to expand your horizons of possibility.

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strings at BUTI

Strings & Guitar

Here at BUTI we value both excellence and versatility. We know that string players are asked to be capable as solo and orchestral players, and our programs are designed to push you to new levels of excellence in all mediums. As students at BUTI, you’ll be invited to explore new music with your peers and learn from some of the best educators and artists in the field.

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young artists vocal program and voice at BUTI


The vocal program at BUTI nurtures and encourages the development of gifted young singers who wish to pursue professional studies and performance. The intensive and comprehensive curriculum is based on a conservatory model of training: one that develops all the essentials for healthy vocal technique, sensitive and informed musicianship, and convincing performance.

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wind ensemble rehearsal

Winds & Brass

BUTI pushes wind and brass players to be their absolute best at all times. Surrounded by an award-winning faculty and members of the BSO, BUTI pushes you to hone your craft and open your mind in an environment that is both invigorating and supportive.

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