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Tanglewood Music Center

Library Fellowships

The library fellowship 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 have included BSO Music Director and Head of Conducting at Tanglewood Andris Nelsons, Thomas Adès, Herbert Blomstedt, Susanna Mälkki, Alan Gilbert, Dima Slobodeniouk and many more.

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 Orchestra
  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston Lyric Opera
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • 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 Orchestra
  • New England Conservatory
  • New World Symphony
  • New York City Ballet
  • New York Philharmonic
  • Oberlin Conservatory
  • Omaha Symphony
  • Queensland Symphony
  • Sarasota Orchestra
  • Utah Symphony & Opera