ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School senior Jennifer Motzer, a clarinetist, will study at Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) this summer with its Young Artists Wind Ensemble.

Motzer started playing the clarinet in fifth grade and she's been very involved in the music program over the years, including the marching band, jazz band and indoor percussion (current state champions). 

Motzer also played in the Junior Regional Band, Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band and was one of the drum majors for the marching band this year. Besides the clarinet, she also plays piano, saxophone and flute. 

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Motzer plans to  attend Boston University in the fall as a performance music major at the College of the Fine Arts. She said she is grateful to her family and all of the teachers who helped her to make it to this point and is exicted for the future.

BUTI is recognized as one of the nation's premiere summer training programs for aspiring young musicians and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world’s great symphony orchestras: The Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Each summer, BUTI accepts a select group of talented high school and early college-age musicians, inviting them to the 64-acre campus in Lenox, MA, for training programs in orchestra, voice, wind ensemble, piano, composition and harp, as well as workshops for individual instruments and string chamber music. The class of 2019 was selected through a rigorous application and audition process.

BUTI was created in 1966 as an extension of the BSO’s Tanglewood Music Center and is a pioneer of musical training, challenging the world’s next generation of artists to perform at the highest level while providing them unparalleled access to the Tanglewood Music Festival. 

Over the course of the program, the musicians will participate in robust concert and recital programming throughout the Berkshires, including performances at non-traditional venues. These performances offer the young musicians a chance to bring music to audiences who might not experience it regularly, while also building their audience engagement skills.

The musicians will participate in master classes and workshops led by distinguished performers and teachers from Boston University College of Fine Arts, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Visiting Artists.  BUTI’s affiliation with the BSO continues to be a highlight, and BUTI’s Young Artists Programs will be featured as part of Tanglewood on Parade in July at the Koussevitzky Music Shed. 

They will also perform a series in Seiji Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood grounds with a notable roster of conductors.