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Tanglewood Music Center

Residential Life


Most Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) Fellows reside in the dormitory of Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, located seven miles from the Tanglewood grounds.

A bus runs regularly between the two locations, although Fellows are strongly encouraged to bring a car, both for their own daily transportation and to explore the many attractions in the Berkshires.

The dorm consists of single and double room accommodations. Fellows returning for a second or third summer are given preference for single rooms, but several will be available to first-year Fellows through a lottery system. Other facilities at Miss Hall's School include performance and rehearsal spaces, a communal lounge, free laundry, tennis courts, a basketball court, and athletic fields, where Fellows often enjoy games of soccer and ultimate frisbee.

Fellows are served two meals daily at Miss Hall's School. (Fellows receive a stipend that allows them to purchase lunch on the Tanglewood campus.)


Studies have shown that yoga is useful to musicians in reducing performance-related anxieties and injuries. In partnership with the world-famous Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the TMC is pleased to offer interested Fellows access to yoga classes at greatly reduced fees.

The BSO Beach

Tanglewood is situated near the placid waters of the Stockbridge Bowl, just southwest of campus, down the hill and through the trees. During breaks between rehearsals, TMC Fellows can often be found on its shores, where they mingle with BSO members, their families, and guest artists appearing at Tanglewood.