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The Spring
Newsletter of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute

In This Issue...
New Faculty in 2009
Sempre Forte ~ Alumni News
Faculty Spotlight: Ann Hobson Pilot
What's New in '09? New Furniture!
1st Annual BUTI Benefit Concert a Success
NEA Awards BUTI with a Grant of $35k
The Power of Your Gift

Ozawa Hall Concerts

8 pm
David Martins, conductor
YAWE performs Williams, Persichetti, Syler, Ellerby, and Gorb

2:30 pm
Federico Cortese, conductor
YAO performs Adams, Barber, and Brahms

8 pm
H. Robert Reynolds, conductor 
YAWE performs Ticheli, Thomson, Lindroth, Grantham, Wilson, Bach, and Mackey

2:30 pm
Federico Cortese, conductor
YAO performs Gershwin, Beethoven, and Bartók 
2:30 pm
Ann Howard Jones, conductor
Young Artists Chorus performs Haydn, Mendelssohn, Foss, and Ives

2:30 pm
Paul Haas, conductor 
YAO performs Mahler 1
Tanglewood On Parade
BUTI ensembles perform as a part of Tanglewood on Parade Festivities at the Koussevitzky Music Shed

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Spring Greetings from BUTI!
With plans and enrollments in place, we are looking forward to an exciting 2009 season.  We welcome new faculty introduced to you in this edition and returning faculty who together with BUTI's gifted students create the Magic of Tanglewood.  We are always delighted to hear your news so that we can promote your accomplishments.  We hope that many of you will visit this summer to relive your experiences through the class of 2009, and through them to feel, as we do, secure in music's future. 

Yours sincerely,   
Phyllis Hoffman Phyllis Hoffman, Executive Director
New Faculty in 2009
This season, BUTI is pleased to welcome several new artist-teachers to its faculty.  
Federico Cortese, Photo: Mike Dravis, Illuminate PhotographyFederico Cortese, Music Director of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, newly-appointed Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and former Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa joins the Young Artists Orchestra (YAO) in the first and second concerts of the season as Principal Conductor.    
Boaz Sharon, newly-appointed chair of the piano department at Boston University, is the Director of the second session of the Young Artists Piano Program (YAPP).  The YAPP also welcomes Keith Snell (YAPP '78 and '79) and Clara Shin as session I and session II assistants (respectively).  Linda Toote, Boston Lyric Opera principal flute, joins the faculty as director of the Flute Workshop, and BUTI alumnus David Krauss (Empire Brass Seminar '88), principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will serve as YAO brass coach along with fellow BUTI alumnus Oliver de Clercq.  Randall Zigler, double bass, will coach the YAO double basses on their orchestral and chamber repertoire, and Ann Howard, the newly-appointed French horn for resident quintet Vento Chiaro will coach the French horn students of the Young Artists Wind Ensemble.  The Young Artists Vocal Program welcomes Joseph Valone, baritone, and BUTI alumna (YAVP '01, '02) Julia Mintzer, mezzo soprano as Vocal Assistants, and Linda Osborn-Blaschke as Vocal Coach.   
The Attacca QuartetThe Attacca Quartet, which includes BUTI alumni Gillian Gallagher (YAO '99) and Andrew Yee (YAO '01), debuts as the string quartet in residence for the summer.  They will coach chamber music and work with the string section of the YAO. 
We welcome our new faculty, and look forward to a
summer full of exciting concerts!
Sempre Forte
Alumni News
Lauren Ambrose with Geoffrey Rush in "Exit the King"  Photo: New York TimesBUTI alumni continue to flourish professionally in the worlds of classical music and beyond.
YAVP alumna ('94,'95) and notable actress of the stage and screen Lauren Ambrose is currently performing to rave reviews with Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon in the Broadway production of Eugčne Ionesco's "Exit the King" at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City.
Daniel BauchBUTI alumnus (YAO '96, '97, '98) and YAO faculty member Daniel Bauch was appointed Assistant Timpanist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), and will join the orchestra at the start of the 2009-2010 season.  The BSO percussion section includes fellow BUTI alumni Timothy Genis (YAO '84, principal timpanist of the BSO) and Lee Vinson (YAO '97, BSO percussionist). 
Scott MacIntyre, Photo: American IdolBUTI alumnus Scott MacIntyre (YAPP '01) was a contestant on the 2009 season of American Idol on the Fox Network.  Scott quickly became a favorite contestant with fans and judges, advancing to the final rounds of the competition.  This summer, Scott will embark on a national American Idol tour with his fellow finalists.  (Visit the American Idol website for tour information.)  After the tour, Scott will continue work on his new album, "Somewhere Else".
Composer Nico Muhly (YACP '96, '97) has received critical acclaim for his score for the Oscar nominated film, The Reader. His music is currently featured on the Sound Insights page of the Carnegie Hall website. 
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Several BUTI alumni were invited to perform and compete in the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition at the University of Notre Dame.  Saxophonist Christopher Elchico (YAWE '07) appeared with his saxophone quartet from the University of California, Los Angeles.  (The group was also invited to compete in the Coleman Chamber Music Association Competition in April.)  Also competing were The Zinc and Copper Project, a brass quintet from Boston University which includes three BUTI alumni: brothers Patrick (YAWE '04, '05) and Daniel (YAWE '05, '06, '07) Doyle (trumpet and French horn, respectively) and Patrick Fitzsimmons, tuba (YAWE '07, '08).  Jacob Shack, violin (YAO '08) and Joshua Blumenthal (French horn workshop, '08)competed in the Competition's Junior Division.
On May 12th, the Competition announced the winning ensembles, and three BUTI alumni were among the members of these groups: Eric Wong (YAO '03 '04), violist of the Linden String Quartet (Senior String Division Grand Prize and Gold Medal winners) from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Nicholas DiEugenio (YAO '96), violinist of the Lorien Trio (Senior String Division Bronze Medal winners) from Yale University, and Carlie Kilgore (Horn Workshop, '99), French horn player of the Flatirons Brass Quintet (Senior Wind Division Bronze Medal winners) of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Emily NebelYAO ('07) violinist and Phoenix Symphony Guild/BUTI Scholar Emily Nebel performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra this spring on their Education Concerts series. 
Recent YACP alumna Danielle Galler-Rabinowitz ('08) won first prize in the Music Teachers National Association's Composition Competition (Senior Division, Massachusetts) with her piece, Trio, which she composed during her summer at BUTI.  YACP alumnus Jan Stoneman ('07, '08) was a winner in the youngARTS Week 2009 festival of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
YACP alumnus William Zuckerman ('06) won the 2009 New York Art Ensemble Young Composer Competition with his piece Sinuous Rills for violin, clarinet, and piano.  William's fellow YACP alumni, Niccolo Athens ('05, '06), Anteo Fabris ('08), and Jan Stoneman ('07, '08) received Honorable Mentions in the Competition, and Megan Grace Beugger ('05), Arielle ('08) and Danielle ('08) Galler-Rabinowitz, and Nathan Prillaman each received Emerging Composer honors.
Sam SolomonBUTI alumnus and faculty member Sam Solomon (YAO '95, '96, '97) published an article entitled "The Problem of Pitch--Seeking a Lasting Repertoire" in NewMusicBox, the online magazine of the American Music Center. 
Congratulations to our alumni on their outstanding achievements!
Have some news you'd love to share?  Tell us by sending your info through our website, or e-mailing BUTIAlumni@gmail.com.
Faculty Spotlight:
Ann Hobson Pilot
After a long and distinguished career with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ann Hobson Pilot is retiring from her seat as principal harp, a post she has held since 1980.  Ms. Pilot joined the BSO in 1969, first as assistant principal harp, and principal harp of the Boston Pops.  Before joining the BSO, she served as substitute second harp with the Pittsburgh Symphony and principal harp of the Washington National Symphony.  Ms. Pilot has also enjoyed an extensive solo career performing with many American orchestras as well as ensembles in Europe, Haiti, New Zealand, and South Africa.  As an educator, she continues to serve on the faculties of Boston University School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, the Tanglewood Music Center, and BUTI. 
                 Ann Hobson Pilot making her final bow with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
We salute you, Ann, and thank you for your continued leadership of the Young Artists Harp Seminar!
What's New in '09?
New Dormitory Furniture! 
Crews of workmen at BUTI's Lenox, MA campus unloaded piles and piles of old furniture outside of Lenox Hall.
Thanks to a generous donation of new and like-new furniture by the Boston University Office of Housing, the Young Artists of the class of 2009 will be the first to enjoy refurbished dormitory spaces at BUTI's Lenox, Massachusetts, campus!  Items donated include office desks and chairs, bed frames and mattresses, dressers, couches, and mirrors. 
Stay tuned for a full-feature story on the dormitory upgrades in our fall newsletter, "encore!".   
1st Annual BUTI Benefit Concert:
Faculty, Alumni, and Friends Gather for an
Evening of Fellowship and Fundraising
BUTI Advisory Board members Chester Douglass (Board Chairman) and Darrell Griffin with BUTI YAVP alumnae Courtney Kalbacker ('02) and Emily Borababy ('01)On February 18th, more than 100 alumni and friends gathered at the Boston University Tsai Center for an evening of exceptional performances by BUTI faculty members Joanna Goldstein (flute), Ana-Sofia Campesino (oboe), Terry Everson (trumpet), Martin Amlin (piano), Don Lucas (trombone), Ethan Sloane (clarinet), Jonathan Bass (piano), Bayla Keyes (violin), Penelope Bitzas (mezzo-soprano), Boaz Sharon (piano), Robert Sheena (English horn),James Demler (baritone), Jodi Goble (piano), and Peter Zazofsky (violin). 
Bayla Keyes and Peter ZazofskyPeter Zazofsky and Heather Braun (YAO '01, '02) were joined on stage by BUTI alumnae Jeanie Lee (YAO '03, '04), Maelynn Arnold (YAO '05, '06), Esther Nahm (YAO '05), and Heather Braun (YAO '01, '02) in a surprise appearance.  The evening concluded with a reception for the artists and guests.  All ticket proceeds benefited the BUTI Scholarship Fund in support of the 2009 class of Young Artists.
The event raised a full-scholarship to be awarded to a deserving student in the class of 2009.  
Stay tuned to the BUTI website for announcements about the 2010 Benefit Concert! 
BUTI Receives $35,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
National Endowment for the Arts logoOn May 1st, the NEA announced that it will award BUTI a $35,000 grant for the 2009 season.  The funds will support faculty salaries for the Young Artists Orchestra and the Young Artists Wind Ensemble.  Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is now the largest funder of the arts in the United States.  The NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.
We are honored by this award, and are grateful for the Endowment's support.   
The Power of Your Gift 
Support for BUTI
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We hope you will make a gift today in support of the Young Artists of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute!

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