Tanglewood Music Center

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's Academy for Advanced Musical Study

Fellowships and Audition Information

Residency dates for the 2016 TMC Season are Thursday, June 21rd, 2016 through Sunday, August 16th, 2016

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TMC75: From the Archives

The TMC 75th Anniversary Celebration featured two media projects designed to bring the TMC's Anniversary celebration to audiences far and wide: a free webcast of the Mahler 8 performance, with supplemental video about the TMC Anniversary, and free weekly 75thAnniversary music downloads, featuring some of the best of the TMC's 75-year performance history, both available in the BSO's media center.

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Festival of Contemporary Music

The in-depth study of 20th and 21st century works is a major part of the TMC's chamber and orchestral curriculum throughout the summer, but the annual Festival of Contemporary Music gives TMC fellows and the general public a chance to focus solely on contemporary music. 

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Program Fees & Residency Requirements

All TMC Fellows are required to be in attendance for the full duration of the festival. Late arrivals, early departures and absences are not permitted. Participants must be available for study and performance every day during the season. Unexcused absences can constitute grounds for dismissal from the TMC.

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Application Deadlines and Audition Schedule

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible before the relevant deadline. Auditions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applying by the deadline does not guarantee an audition. Many cities have high demand and fill to capacity before the application deadline.

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About Us

Established in 1940 by former Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Serge Koussevitzky, the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) provides a unique, in-depth musical experience for emerging professional musicians of exceptional ability. Participants in the program, who all attend as Fellows of the Music Center (with costs of tuition, room, and board covered by their fellowships), work with internationally renowned artists, including members of the Boston Symphony, resident faculty, and guests. 

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2016 Tanglewood Music Center Season

The 2016 Tanglewood Music Center Season has been announced!

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Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)

For high-school age students, please look into BUTI, a summer music program run by Boston University.

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Tanglewood Music Center Media

Video, photos, downloads and streams from past and present.

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Tanglewood Music Center Master Classes

The BSO is pleased to announce the release of two free streaming master classes of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC). These documentary style videos were shot in 2012 during Tanglewood 's 75th Anniversary Season and feature one master class led by BSO concertmaster Malcolm Lowe and another led by principal trumpet Thomas Rolfs and second trumpet Benjamin Wright.

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