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for the 2012 season of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute

In This Issue...
2012 Concert Season
Scholarship News
New Faculty
Alumni Updates
Special YAPP Performances
BUTI Alumni at TMC

 Gifts from alumni and friends LIKE YOU helped provide scholarships for
149 students this year!

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Greetings from Tanglewood!  Last week, we opened our doors to the Class of 2012.  These young artists come to us from 38 states and 14 countries with one common purpose: to be immersed in music making surrounded by like-minded peers and the world's most celebrated musicians. 

This exciting season will include performances of the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, Beethoven's Mass in C, and Mahler 6 against the backdrop of the 75th Anniversary season of Tanglewood.
We invite you to join us this summer to experience the transformative power of Tanglewood through the performances of our gifted young artists.


We look forward to hearing from you!


Emily E-sig
Development, Alumni Relations, and Outreach Officer 
2012 Concert Season Schedule
BUTI Trobonist

BUTI students and faculty will perform more than
50 concerts and recitals this season!

Questions? Contact the BUTI Office at tanglewd@bu.edu,
 or 413-637-1431.

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       BUTI Receives a Scholarship Grant from the
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

BUTI is pleased to announce that the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) has awarded the Institute with a grant of $150,000 for the 2012 season in support of full- and partial- scholarships for gifted students from underrepresented ethnicities, low-income families, and diverse geographical areas.  This funding has helped BUTI to award more than $500,000 in scholarships this year - the largest amount in BUTI's history - to gifted students with need. 

We salute the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for their dedication to helping students of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.

This grant is made possible by JKCF's $1.26 million


Welcome, New Faculty!

Instrumental Workshops
Kyle Brightwell
Kyle Brightwell (BUTI '04-'06 and BU '12) joins the
BSO Percussion Section this fall.


Young Artists Orchestra 
Ryan McAdams, conductor
Ryan McAdams, Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, will lead the YAO in performances of the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique and the Chavez Sinfonia India on July 14.

Young Artists Vocal Program 
Joy McIntyre, soprano
BU Professor Emerita of Music and former Voice Department Chair Joy McIntyre, who enjoyed an esteemed career as a dramatic soprano in Europe, will give master classes to the YAVP.



Young Artists Wind Ensemble
Axiom Brass
Ensemble-in-residence Axiom Brass recently took First Prize in the 2012 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.


See the complete 2012 BUTI Faculty Roster.


Sempre Forte!  Alumni News


BUTI Alumni News happening now...


Kyle BrightwellKyle Brightwell ('04 Percussion Workshop, '05-'06 YAO, Boston University MM '12, BUTI Faculty '12) will join the Boston Symphony Orchestra Percussion Section this fall.   





D.J. Sparr  

D.J. Sparr (YACP '92) has recently been commissioned to write a work for the Washington National Opera entitled "The Tao of

Muhammad Ali" with librettist Davis Miller.








Julia Villagra (YAVP '01, Boston University BM '06) has founded Tertulia, a boutique chamber music series which bends tradition by bringing classical performances out of concert halls and into trendy New York City restaurants.  





Tatyana Ilyin 

Tatyana Ilyin (YAVP '05, Boston University BM '10) alumna will move to France this August to sing at the Opera de Rouen.     





Deborah Grausman 

Deborah Grausman (YAVP '98) is Associate Producer of the Berkshire Actors Theater this season.    









Sean Plumb (YAVP '09) and Samantha Hankey (YAVP '09) are featured in a documentary on HBO entitled "Renee Fleming: A YoungArts Masterclass (airing now).  Click below for an excerpt of Renee working with Samantha.  


Renee Fleming with Samantha Hankey
Renee Fleming with Samantha Hankey


**For the latest Alumni News - posted several times weekly -

visit the BUTI fanpage on Facebook.**


Have news you'd like to share?  Email us.  


Special Performances at Ventfort Hall by the YAPP
This summer, the students and faculty of the Young Artists Piano Program (YAPP) will present a series of recitals at the Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum.  

Performance Dates:

July 2, 7 pm - Boaz Sharon, YAPP Director

July 10, 4pm - Minyoung Lee, YAPP Guest Artist 

July 16, 7pm - Students of the YAPP  

July 23, 7pm - Clara Shin, YAPP Associate Director  

July 29, 4pm - Boaz Sharon, YAPP Director 

August 9, 4pm - Students of the YAPP


For full information and tickets contact Ventfort Hall  

at 413-637-3206 or info@gildedage.org.    


Ventfort Hall, originally the summer home of Sarah Morgan (sister of J.P. Morgan), is now a historic landmark and museum. The exterior of the mansion was used in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of John Irving's novel,
 Cider House Rules.



Congratulations to BUTI's 2012 Tanglewood Music Center Fellows
Seiji Ozawa Hall

BUTI's 2012 class of young artists will be in good company this summer -
25 of the 177 TMC Fellows are BUTI alumni!  Congratulations, all!

Kathryn Andersen, YAO '00, SQW '01
Julia Noone, YAO '06

Evan Perry, YAO '06, '07
Tatiana Trono, SQW '04

Double Bass:
Jonathan Borden, BW '09
Nicholas Cathcard, BW '06
Brandon Mason, YAO '07
Nathan Paer, BW & YAO '08

Matthew Roitstein, YAO '01

Paul Lueders, YAO '07

William Amsel, YAO '02
John Diodati, YAWE '07, YAO '09
Christopher Pell, YAO '06, '07, '09

Andrew Brady, YAO '08, '09
Keith Buncke, BW & YAO '09, '10

French horn:
Molly Norcross, YAWE '03

Zachary Guiles, YAWE '07

Grace Browning, YAHP '04
Julia Coronelli, YAHP '04

Zachary Finkelstein, YAVP '01

David Tinervia, YAVP '06

Douglas Williams, YAVP '99, '00

Ken-David Masur, YACP '96

Joanna Goldstein, flute, FW '92, YAO '93, current BUTI faculty
Doug Rosenthal, trombone, TW, '04

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