Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)

Boston University College of Fine Arts

  • Dates: Two-Week to Six-Week Programs, June 16–August 10, 2019
  • Grade level: Ages 10–20
  • bu.edu/tanglewood

53 years and more than 10,000 alumni strong, we’re a leader in the field. We’re a program of Boston University College of Fine Arts and affiliated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center. With those resources at our fingertips, you can expect an unforgettable experience, but it goes even deeper than that. For many, we’re a summer of exploration and discovery. And for some, we’re the pivotal moment when a student dares to pursue a life in the arts.

As a BUTI student, you become a part of the Tanglewood continuum—a rich community of artists like no other. From your peer musicians in training, to teachers who inspire, to the rock stars in the field, the collective learning and aspirations of every musician are fueled by the synergy of a world-class university and major symphony orchestra. That’s what makes BUTI extraordinary.

BUTI has programs for all orchestral instruments, voice, piano, and composition, ranging in duration from two to six weeks. Depending on your area of study, you may be eligible for more than one program, and students may apply for more than one program with the same audition. Select your area of study below to view our program offerings.

JUNIOR STRINGS INTENSIVE | JUNE 16-29 | AGES 10-13

Improve and grow within an intensive and supportive musical community.

Violin, Viola, and Cello

TWO-WEEK WORKSHOPS | JUNE 16-29 | AGES 14-20

Learn from leading professionals in a small group setting for focused immersion in your craft,

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba & Euphonium, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Quartet, Electroacoustic Composition

YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAMS | STARTING JUNE 30 | AGES 14-19

Thrive and challenge yourself in an artistic environmental without parallel.

Orchestra, Voice, Composition, and Harp (6 weeks); Wind Ensemble (4 weeks); Piano (3 or 6 weeks)

HOW: Online application plus live or recorded audition

WHEN: January 21, 2019 (Late applications accepted and reviewed on a space-available basis)

WHERE: bu.edu/tanglewood