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The Tanglewood Music Center

The Tanglewood Music Center is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer academy for advanced musical study.
  • Instrumental Applications are now open!

"I could not have imagined a better summer. The opportunities to learn and hear such incredible music are unparalleled in any experience I have ever had. Tanglewood is always described as a magical place and I could not quite understand this until experiencing it myself. It is indeed magical."
-Carolyn Semes, 2021 Violin Fellow

Immersed together in music, collaboration, and the splendor of the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts, TMC Fellows forge professional bonds and friendships that last throughout their entire careers.

TMC Fellows experience music making at the highest level, enjoying close mentorship from members of a world-class orchestra, intensive and inspiring coaching from resident faculty, thought-provoking classes with distinguished visiting musicians, and myriad performances from the BSO and a diverse array of guest artists.

A summer at Tanglewood is a rite of passage for any young musician.

Fellows Talk About the TMC!