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for the 2011 season of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute

In This Issue...
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Welcome, New Faculty!
Alumni News
Vento Chiaro Celebrates 10 Years at BUTI
Special Performances and More Private Lessons in 2011
BUTI Alumni at TMC
Surdna Challenge Update
Join the BUTI E-mail Club!
 Gifts from alumni and friends LIKE YOU provided scholarships for
130 students this year!


To continue supporting the future of classical music.

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Summer is here, and this week we open our doors to the 2011 class of young artists.  They come to us from 36 states and 18 countries with one common purpose - to share the summer immersed in music making surrounded by like-minded peers and the world's great living artists. 

Our Ozawa Hall schedule is available for you online.  Details about the activities of the 2011 season will be broadcast on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Follow us, share your memories and thoughts with us, and most importantly, join us to experience the transformative power of Tanglewood through the performances of gifted young artists.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Emily E-sig
Development, Alumni Relations, and Outreach Officer
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At BUTI, the Hills Are Alive
At BUTI, the Hills Are Alive

Welcome, New Faculty!

Instrumental Workshops

Richard Svoboda

Young Artists Orchestra 

Mei-Ann Chen 

Young Artists Vocal Program 

Gregory Zavracky

Young Artists Wind Ensemble

Motor City Brass Quintet


Young Artists Piano Program

Hyoung-Joon Chang



See the complete 2011 BUTI Faculty Roster.

Sempre Forte!  Alumni News


BUTI Alumni News happening now...


YAHS '08 alumnus and 2011 returning student Charles Overton appeared on A Prairie Home Companion on Saturday, June 18th. 



YACTwo Boys, English National OperaP '96-'97 alumnus Nico Muhly's new opera Two Boys, presented by the English National Opera, will open at the London Coliseum on June 24th.  Click here to watch the trailer.




YAPP '96 alumnus Kirill Gerstein will make his debut with the New York Philharmonic June 28 - 30th playing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no. 1.   



Danielle de NieseYAVP alumna Danielle de Niese, soprano, released her latest album, Beauty of the Baroque, on the Decca Classics label this month.





YAO '95 alumnus and principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Anthony McGill will make his Tanglewood debut this summer performing Schubert and Brahms with Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma.    


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Vento Chiaro Celebrates 10 Years with BUTI
Vento Chiaro
Vento Chiaro members Benjamin Seltzer, clarinet, Ana-Sofia Campesino, oboe, Anne Howarth (BUTI '95), horn, Joanna Goldstein (BUTI '92-'93), flute, and Ellen Barnum, bassoon
2011 marks the 10th anniversary of wind quintet Vento Chiaro's residency with the BUTI Young Artists Wind Ensemble (YAWE).  To celebrate this milestone, the group will perform movements from Bennett's Concerto Grosso with the YAWE on July 29th at Ozawa Hall. 
Special Performances and More Private Lessons in 2011!
Robert SheenaThis summer, Boston Symphony Orchestra principal players Robert Sheena and Steven Ansell will perform with BUTI ensembles in Ozawa Hall. Sheena (English horn, pictured left) will perform Epstein's Bloom for English horn and wind ensemble on July 15th at 8 pm with David Martins, conductor.  Ansell (viola, pictured below) will perform Walton's Viola Concerto on August 13th at 2:30 pm undeSteven Ansellr maestro David Hoose. Ansell attended BUTI in 1971, and is a member of the Boston University School of Music faculty.  Sheena is a member of both the BUTI and BU woodwind faculties.

Private Lessons for the YAWE

Beginning in 2011, BUTI will provide two private lessons per student to the curriculum of the Young Artists Wind Ensemble.  This will ensure that all BUTI students enrolled in the Young Artists programs will receive training in the three principal areas of study for classical musicians - solo and chamber music, and large ensemble.   
BUTI Alumni at the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) in 2011
Seiji Ozawa Hall

BUTI's 2011 class of young artists will be in good company this summer -
19 of the 162 TMC Fellows are BUTI alumni!  Congratulations, all!

Kathryn Andersen, YAO '00, SQW '01

Esther Nahm, YAO and SQW '05
Tatiana Trono, SQW '04

Double Bass:
David George, YAO '05,'06
Robin Kesselman, YAO, BW '06
Brandon Mason, YAO '07

Benjamin Smolen, YAO '02

Paul Lueders, YAO '07

William Amsel, YAO '02

Keith Buncke, YAO '08, '10, BWS '09, '10

French horn:
Matthew Bronstein, YAO and HWS '05

Douglas Rosenthal, TW '04

Grace Browning, YAHS '04

Daniel Anastasio, YAPP '03, '06, '07

Adrienne Pardee, YAVP '99, '00

Zachary Finkelstein, YAVP '01

Douglas Williams, YAVP '99, '00

Ken-David Masur, YACP '96
Case Scaglione, YAWE '01

Surdna Foundation Challenge UPDATE

Surdna Fdn.       
Last fall, BUTI received a $240,000 grant from the Surdna Foundation - $80,000 a year for three years - in support of scholarships for minority students who enroll in BUTI's Young Artists Programs.  This funding is a challenge grant which pledges BUTI to raise $60,000 per year (75% of Surdna's grant) in new and increased gifts. 

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends like you,

and a new grant from an anonymous foundation,  

BUTI has SURPASSED its 2011 goal by $35,000,  

AND has raised $50,000 towards NEXT year's target!  



The Impact:


  • $420,000 awarded in scholarships for summer 2011
  • 130 Young Artists on scholarship, including 10 receiving full tuition awards
  • 38% of the 2011 class attending BUTI on scholarship  

The Future:

We are still a long way from reaching our goal of providing scholarship to every admitted student who demonstrates need.  As the demand for scholarship continues to grow so too does the need for your continued support. 

There Are Many Ways to Give:

  • By Phone - call Emily Culler at 617-353-8995
  • Online - Please select the "Tanglewood Institute Scholarship Fund"                                    under "Your Gift Designation"
  • By Mail - Print and fill in the form below

Thank you for your support and ongoing commitment to BUTI!


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