At no other summer music program in the world does a major symphony orchestra take up permanent residence and assume such an active role in the instruction of emerging musicians.
Fellows have regular contact with BSO members, who are deeply involved in auditions, creating summer assignments, and providing ongoing counsel, often holding informal get-togethers, ensuring a regular collaboration between the BSO and TMC Orchestra.

This relationship between BSO faculty and TMC Fellows is enhanced by the artistic immersion that comes with hearing the BSO perform and rehearse multiple programs each week. Front section seating is available to TMC Fellows for most BSO concerts, and BSO rehearsals are always open to TMC Fellows. All TMC Fellows may sign up to observe daily BSO rehearsals onstage within the sections.  

The TMCO performs under internationally-renowned conductors before sold-out crowds in Seiji Ozawa Hall and the Koussevitzky Music Shed, including an annual gala performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture side-by-side with the BSO. (Check it out!) 2019 TMC orchestral repertoire and conductors will include:

Shostakovich – Symphony No. 1
Wagner – Die Walküre (complete)

Mahler – Symphony No. 4

Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6

Director, Festival of Contemporary Music


Andris Nelsons with TMC Student Alex