BU Tanglewood Institute announces preliminary programming for summer 2022
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)– one of North America’s leading summer training programs for young musicians – has announced preliminary details of the repertoire, programs and premieres for summer 2022. With 18 two-week workshops (June 19- July 2, 2022) and 6 young artist programs for Strings and Orchestra; Winds and brass; Percussion; Harp; Voice; Composition; and Piano (July 3, August 13, 2022), BUTI offers a dazzling array of offers for young musicians aged 14 to 20.
For budding composers, BUTI is launching a new Workshop on the fundamentals of composition designed by director Martin Amlin and advisers Missy Mazzoli (BUTI’98, College of Fine Arts’02) and Valerie Coleman (BUTI’89, CFA’95). For wood students, a new Wind quintet workshop will be led by Valerie Coleman.
Set in the Massachusetts Berkshires, BUTI features distinguished performers and professors from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), and additional professors from preeminent institutions across the country. BUTI’s affiliation with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center continues to be a highlight.
Applications are due January 21 and are accepted on an ongoing basis after the deadline. Scholarships are available. Learn more about https://www.bu.edu/cfa/tanglewood/_admissions/
Take part in an information meeting in town hall!
During the academic year, BUTI staff travel the country to recruit the most talented and diverse group of students possible to join us at Lenox to live, learn and make music together all summer. New in 2021-2022, BUTI is hosting a series of town hall style meetings where students and families can learn more about the programs and ask questions about daily life, what to expect, application / audition requirements, and more. . The January 2022 dates and times for these online meetings are listed below. To participate, follow this link to register: https://www.bu.edu/cfa/buti-town-hall-registration/
Monday, Jan. 3 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Monday, January 10 – 6:00 p.m. ET
Announcement of BUTI’s summer 2022 directory of conductors and large ensembles:
BUTI’s Young Artists Chorus, Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble present a concert series from July 16 to August 13. The notable list of conductors includes Mei-Ann Chen, Damon Gupton, Paul Haas (BUTI’87, ’88), David Martins, H. Robert Reynolds, Mallory Thompson and Katie Woolf (CFA’05).
The Young Artists Orchestra performs on July 16 under the direction of Mei-Ann Chen, acclaimed for infusing orchestras with energy, enthusiasm and high-level musical creation. The ensemble performs “Polovtsian Dances” by Borodine; Clyne’s “Masquerade”; Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3; and Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis”.
The Young Artists Wind Ensemble will perform on July 17 under the direction of David Martins, Senior Lecturer at the School of Music at Boston University, where he is Music Director of the Wind Ensemble. The program includes the premiere of Peter Martin’s arrangement of “Overture to Lysistrata” by Mark Adamo; “Roma” by Valerie Coleman; American Overture for Band by Joseph Joseph Jenkins; Joaquín Rodrigo’s Adagio para instrumentos de Víeo; Robert Smith’s “Divine Comedy”; and the Folk Suite by William Grant Still.
The Young Artists Orchestra concerts continue on July 30 under the direction of Damon Gupton, the principal guest conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. The ensemble performs Ginastera’s “Mouvements d’Estancia”; Okoye’s “shouting voice”; Smetana’s “Moldau”; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.
H. Robert Reynolds and Mallory Thompson lead the Young Artists Wind Ensemble on July 31 as part of an energetic program of Grainger’s “Children’s Walk”; “Colonial song; “And” Hey Shepherds! “; “Passionately curious” by Santos; “Sweet Chariot” by Carlos Simon; Thomas’ “From Our New Day Begun”; “Blue Shades” by Ticheli (25th anniversary edition) and “Rest”.
The Young Artists Vocal Program performs on August 6 under the direction of Katie Woolf, known for her innovative programming and expertise in working creatively with high school voices. The vocal ensemble performs choral works by Brahms, Juan Garcia De Zespedes, Dan Forrest, Shawn Kirchner, Libby Larsen, Judith Shatin, Rosephanye Powell, Caroline Shaw, Timothy C. Takach and Chen Yi.
The final performance of the Young Artists Orchestra will take place on August 13 under the direction of Paul Haas, known for creating radically engaging live orchestral experiences. The repertoire is “Go Big or Go Home” by Jessica Meyer; Prokofiev Symphony No. 5; Respighi “Pines of Rome”; and the world premiere of the BUTI commission for “Ashé” by Valerie Coleman.
Find out more about our 2022 drivers: https://www.bu.edu/cfa/bu-tanglewood-institute-announcing-2022-conductors/
Learn more about the repertoire: https://www.bu.edu/cfa/summer-2022-repertoire-release/
NEW PROGRAMS FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS AND FUTURE COMPOSERS
Fundamentals of Composition Workshop (CFWS) | (June 19-July 2, 2022)
Renowned composers and program advisers Valerie Coleman and Missy Mazzoli collaborated with Martin Amlin, director of the CFWS at Boston University, to create a new path for aspiring composers early in their creative journey. For singers and instrumentalists who are currently excelling in interpretation: if you write or intend to write original works and you want a more individualized training on the fundamental principles of the profession, the Principles of basic composition is for you!
To encourage applicants at all levels to take this opportunity, the application fee will be waived for this program. Don’t worry about your perceived readiness, we want you to apply!
Woodwind Quintet Workshop (WQWS) | (June 19-July 2, 2022)
Valerie Coleman, composer, flautist and founding member of Imani Winds, will lead a new Woodwind Quintet Workshop. Inspired by the String Quartet Workshop, the WQWS is designed for advanced players keen to delve into this vast and evolving field of performance. Application requirements are the same for all programs for which wood players are eligible, and we encourage applicants to consider this exciting new opportunity! To find out more and apply, visit: https://www.bu.edu/cfa/tanglewood/_admissions/