Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)

Representatives from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) will again be present at this year’s competition. The Tanglewood Institute is the high school division of the internationally famous Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, MA, which draws young performers from around the world each summer.

All wind and brass players auditioning for BUTI are required to prepare and submit audition excerpts as part of their BUTI application. A BUTI representative will be on-site on Saturday, January 27th, during the competition to record audition excerpts OR you are welcome to record your excerpts on CD and send to the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. The application deadline for 2017 has not yet been announced. Please contact the BUTI office to set-up a recording time or to learn more about this specific requirement by calling 617-353-3386. You can also email BUTI at

Click here to access the on-line audition excerpts for your instrument.

String players and pianists do not need to provide audition excerpts. Your audition for the competition is all that is required for your application to BUTI.

If you would like your Blount-Slawson Young Artists Competition audition to also serve as a Tanglewood audition for the 2019 Summer Season, please mark the appropriate box on the application form. For more information on BUTI, you may call 617-353-3386 or visit their website at