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The Tanglewood Music Center

Library Fellowships

The Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) offers a unique opportunity for emerging professional orchestra librarians of exceptional potential to study as a Fellow at Tanglewood.

Under the guidance of BSO Assistant Librarian Russel Allyn, Library Fellows work with some of the world's most important conductors, preparing materials for all TMC Orchestra (TMCO) activities, including concerts, rehearsals, and masterclasses. Conductors in recent seasons include BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, Thomas Adès, Herbert Blomstedt, and Alan Gilbert.

The Library Fellows spend most of their day working at the TMC Orchestra Library at Ozawa Hall, or attending rehearsals and performances in Ozawa Hall, the Theatre, the Shed, and elsewhere as the library representative. In addition to work with the TMCO, each Fellow will be given significant time working across campus in the BSO Library with BSO Principal Librarian D. Wilson Ochoa and BSO Assistant Librarian Mark Fabulich, helping to prepare music for BSO rehearsals and BSO performances. When not fulfilling the responsibilities of the Fellowship, Fellows have the opportunity to attend all TMC and BSO rehearsals and concerts, as well as many of the rehearsals and masterclasses of other Fellowship programs.

Since its inception in 2001, alumni of the Library Fellowship Program have won positions at the following institutions:

Alabama Symphony
Baltimore Symphony
Boston Ballet
Boston Lyric Opera
Boston Symphony
Buffalo Philharmonic
Carnegie Mellon University
Civic Orchestra of Chicago
The Cleveland Orchestra
Curtis Institute of Music
Dallas Symphony
Houston Grand Opera
The Juilliard School
Kansas City Symphony
Nashville Symphony
National Symphony
New England Conservatory
New World Symphony
New York City Ballet
New York Philharmonic
Oberlin Conservatory
Omaha Symphony
Queensland Symphony
Sarasota Orchestra
Utah Symphony & Opera