Basking Ridge Musician To Participate In Boston University Tanglewood Institute

Boston, MA – This summer, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), a prestigious summer music program in Lenox, Massachusetts, is pleased to welcome Ridge High School incoming freshman, Caleb Woo, to campus.

Caleb Woo has studied tenor saxophone for four years. An incoming freshman at Ridge High School, Caleb is the son of J. Woo and Kathy Shin.

Watch a video about the BUTI experience.

BUTI is a program of the School of Music at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, and boasts talented students, exciting concerts, and renowned guest artists.  Led by Artistic Director Phyllis Hoffman, BUTI is considered one of the most prestigious summer music programs for high school students in the United States. This year’s student body was selected through a rigorous application and audition process, and consists of American and international musicians, including students from as far away as Europe, South America, and Australia. Since BUTI’s founding, scores of its alumni have gone on to illustrious careers in classical music, including dozens that perform in the top orchestras in the country.

The BUTI Young Artists Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Chorus will perform a series of concerts inOzawa Hall on the Tanglewood estate running from July 12 – August 9. BUTI students will work with a notable roster of guest artist conductors, as well as three large ensembles: Axiom Brass, theMuir String Quartet, and the Vento Chiaro Woodwind Quintet.


Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school's research and teaching mission. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.


The Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is recognized internationally as the premiere summer training program for aspiring high school age musicians. A program of the School of Music at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, students study under the guidance of distinguished professionals, and in the presence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO).


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