Program Fees and Requirements


All applicants to the TMC must have completed their secondary school (high school) education. It is expected that applicants to the TMC will have advanced musical skills, and therefore most successful applicants will have completed or nearly completed their undergraduate education.

Vocal Arts Program applicants must be between 20 and 35 years old as of June 22, 2022.

Composition, Conducting, and Library Fellowship program applicants must be 18 years of age as of June 22, 2022.

No other programs have specific age limits.


June 22, 2022 - August 15, 2022.


There is no tuition charged to attend the TMC


Fellows receive breakfast and dinner daily at Miss Hall’s School, and stipend which allows them to purchase lunch on the Tanglewood campus.


All applicants must pay a non-refundable $75 application fee. Those invited to the TMC must pay a $250 Registration Fee upon their acceptance of a Fellowship invitation.  Those re-invited for the following summer pay a $200 Registration Fee.

After completion of the program, TMC reserves the right to charge additional fees in the event of damage or loss to any TMC property. 


As above, participants are responsible for the costs of most lunches. Additionally, participants are responsible for the costs of transportation to and from Tanglewood at the beginning and end of the TMC season, and any other incidental expenses. 


No financial aid packages or work-study positions are available from the Tanglewood Music Center.


All international students must attend the TMC on a valid, non-tourist visa.  For those without current, valid visa, the TMC issues I-20 forms that enable students to apply for an M-1 student visa; the application fee is $200 USD, with the cost borne by the student. 

To determine your visa status, refer to this