Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Young Artists Chorus
Boston University Tanglewood Institute
Young Artists Chorus
Katie Woolf, Conductor
In 1966, the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Erich Leinsdorf, invited Edward Stein, Dean of the Boston University College of Fine Arts, to create a summer training program for high school musicians as a counterpart to the BSO's Tanglewood Music Center (TMC). Today, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is recognized internationally as one of the premier summer training programs for aspiring high school-age musicians and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world's great symphony orchestras. Under the guidance of distinguished professionals, and in the presence of the BSO and the TMC, young people devote themselves to an experience without parallel. The high artistic standards, rich culture of learning, and diverse programs at BUTI foster an atmosphere of extraordinary music making where students are empowered as artists.
BUTI offers two-week workshops in all orchestral instruments and young artists programs in orchestra, wind ensemble, voice, composition, piano, and harp. With a faculty comprised of distinguished conductors, artist-teachers, and BSO members, students receive professional standards of training typical of college and conservatory programs. In an inspiring and supportive environment, program curricula are designed to focus on the components relevant to their respective areas of study: large ensemble, chamber music rehearsals and performances; master classes; and private lessons.
The Young Artists Chorus is a component of BUTI's Young Artists Vocal Program (YAVP). With an enrollment of approximately 70 students, the YAVP nurtures and encourages the development of gifted young singers who wish to pursue professional studies and performance. The intensive and comprehensive curriculum is based on a conservatory model of training: one that develops all of the essentials for healthy vocal technique, sensitive and informed musicianship, and convincing performance.
Photo Credit: Natasha Moustache