Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)

Boston University College of Fine Arts 

Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s (BUTI) summer 2022 program, will feature twenty programs for instrumentalists, singers, and composers ages 14 through 20 from June 19 to August 14, 2022. 

This summer will begin with our Two-Week Workshops where 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, and perform. Each workshop is tailored to your respective instrument. 

The Young Artists Programs for orchestra, wind ensemble, voice, piano, composition, and harp will run for three-to-six weeks. In these programs, you can expect to receive professional standards of training typical of college and conservatory programs. You’ll participate in individual lessons, academic classes, masterclasses, chamber music, and performance. 

Because of BUTI’s special relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), you have the opportunity to learn and grow through intensive programming in the presence of some of the world’s greatest music professionals and teachers. Our faculty is drawn from the BSO and Boston University, as well as from the BUTI alumni community. 

This summer, BUTI will deliver something you can’t find anywhere else. You’ll meet new people, pursue your passion (or discover a new one), and open your mind to the world and the people in it. You’ll step outside your comfort zone to challenge yourself, broaden your perspective, and forge bonds that last a lifetime. Together, it starts here. At Boston University Tanglewood Institute. 

Program and Application Information 

  • Application Launches | November 1, 2021 
  • Application Due | January 21, 2022
  • Decisions Released | By April 1, 2022

Two-Week Workshops | June 19 – July 2, 2022 

NOTE:  Following is a list of core activities planned as of September 2021. Additional details and opportunities will be posted here as the curriculum evolves this spring. 

  • 2-Week Programs include workshops for all orchestral and wind ensemble instruments**, string quartet, woodwind quintet, electroacoustic composition, and composition fundamentals.                            **Except harp and piano.
  • Individualized attention and group masterclass work.
  • Pedagogy and technique, focusing on fundamentals, repertoire, and musicianship 
  • Mind, body, and instrument care 
  • Elective courses in music theory, music history, health and wellness, and more 
  • Performance opportunities 
  • Community building and social activities

     

    Young Artists Programs | July 2 – August 14, 2022 

    NOTE:  Following is a list of core activities planned as of September 2021. Additional details and opportunities will be posted here as the curriculum evolves this spring. 

    • 3-6 Week Programs in Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Voice, Piano, Composition, and Harp 
    • Individual lessons and academic classes 
    • Masterclasses and guest lectures 
    • Elective courses in music theory, music history, health and wellness, and more 
    • Performance opportunities 
    • Community building and social activities 

      For more information and to apply, please visit the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) website.