About Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, MA

Parents, are you looking to give your child an unforgettable summer experience? Look no further than the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI). Here, your child will be immersed in a transformational music-making experience that encourages growth and learning. They will be challenged to step outside their comfort zone and broaden their perspective while also creating lasting friendships and connections. At BUTI, your child will join the Tanglewood family of artists, teachers, and advocates. From their peers to the members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and beyond, they will be surrounded by an inspiring and dedicated community of musicians. In one summer, your child will be forever connected to this vibrant network of creators, educators, and leaders. The Tanglewood experience is an opportunity to build a foundation for success. From BUTI to the BSO and beyond, your child will have a future of possibilities right here. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance for your child to grow as a musician, thinker, and person.

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  • Music
  • Vocal/singing

What kind of kids we support

  • Coed
  • Kids


  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet Access

Programs at Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, MA

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As a composer at BUTI, you will be guided by faculty and guest artists with a wide range of aesthetic perspectives to refine your technique, grow as an artist, and develop your own personal voice. The program offers individualized and class instruction in a supportive environment.

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BUTI offers an intensive summer training program for advanced pianists. Admission to the program is highly competitive and is limited to a class size that encourages individualized attention, so you know that you’ll be artistically and technically challenged not only by faculty, but also by your peers. Surrounded by students from around the world, including those from Israel, Brazil, Chile, China, Korea, Germany, Italy, the UK, and Canada, you will be sure to expand your horizons of possibility.

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The vocal program at BUTI nurtures and encourages the development of gifted young singers who wish to pursue professional studies and performance. The intensive and comprehensive curriculum is based on a conservatory model of training: one that develops all the essentials for healthy vocal technique, sensitive and informed musicianship, and convincing performance.

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Location and contact information

45 West Street, Lenox, MA, 01240