Tanglewood Institute 2017: new strings and composition programs for teens

Posted on: June 20, 2017

This year’s Boston University Tanglewood Institute summer season is now underway through August 12 at Tanglewood and on the BUTI campus in Lenox, Massachusetts. The institute this year has added two new elements: an electroacoustic composition workshop for musicians ages 14 to 20 and a junior strings intensive for musicians ages 10 to 13, the first time BUTI has offered programming for middle school students. The junior strings intensive, led by violinist Margaret Cerjan, will offer musicians the opportunity to improve technical and musical skills in a small group setting. In the electroacoustic composition workshop, led by composer Justin Casinghino, participants will learn electronic composition, mixing, and sound editing techniques, and compose a new work. As in previous years, young musicians perform at Koussevitzky Music Shed and Seiji Ozawa Hall, and participate in workshops led by performers and teachers from Boston University College of Fine Arts and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as by cellist Lynn Harrell and composers Nadia Sirota and Nico Muhly.

Posted June 20, 2017