Boston University Tanglewood Institute to head online in 2021

Posted on: February 24, 2021

In Lenox, Massachusetts, “The Boston University Tanglewood Institute campus on West Street (Route 183) will be closed for the second straight summer because of the COVID pandemic,” writes Clarence Fanto in Monday’s (2/22) Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA). “But the program for young musicians from age 14 through 20 will offer 20 online choices for instrumentalists, singers and composers…. The decision to go virtual as ‘BUTI from Anywhere 2021’ stems from the university’s decision to place all its various summer precollege programs online, said Hilary Field Respass, executive director of BUTI. The institute is part of Boston University College of Fine Arts…. Launched 55 years ago, the institute operates in conjunction with the BSO and the Tanglewood Music Center, the orchestra’s summer academy for college-age and young professional musicians…. All programs will originate from the university’s Charles River campus in Boston…. The programs include individual lessons, academic classes, master classes, guest lectures, recording projects, performance opportunities, community building and social activities…. Respass said, ‘We look forward to being back in 2022. Where there’s sadness, there’s also opportunity for us to try new things, maybe to reach new students who we would otherwise not be able to support and serve.’ ”