Master-Classes, Sectionals and Mock Auditions
TMC Fellows have weekly classes with BSO members, TMC resident faculty, or visiting artists.
Classes may focus on a particular topic, such as solo repertoire or excerpts, or consist of reading sessions for standard orchestral repertoire. In some cases, Fellows will be assigned to play in specific classes in advance. 2017 will include several chamber-music master-classes, led by master-teachers Thomas Adès, Roberto Diaz, Yo-Yo Ma, and others.
Many faculty members elect to employ class time for MOCK AUDITIONS, which offers Fellows the chance to experience the pressure of auditioning for panelists from a major symphony orchestra, and also the chance to receive immediate feedback directly from panel members. A high number of TMC Fellows go on to win positions with professional symphony orchestras in the year following their attendance at the TMC
Additionally, the TMC holds an audition that offers VIOLIN, VIOLA, AND CELLO FELLOWS THE POSSIBILITY OF PLAYING WITH THE BSO DURING THE TANGLEWOOD SEASON. This audition is conducted exactly in the manner of a BSO audition, i.e. candidates identities will not be known to the audition committee. TMC Fellows who win the audition will be assigned to play one piece with the BSO in the Shed during the summer.
All DOUBLE BASS FELLOWS AUTOMATICALLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY-IN WITH THE BSO over the course of the summer.
Through the VIOLIN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM, Violin Fellows are split into groups of five or six and assigned a BSO member as a mentor. Throughout the summer mentors will work with Fellows on orchestral repertoire, issues of orchestral playing, and professional issues.