Violinist Nicole Wendl Named as Executive Director of Tanglewood Institute
Wendl was previously Boston University Tanglewood Institute Director of Education and Programming
Located in the Berkshire mountains of Lenox, Massachusetts near Tanglewood, Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is a summer training program for musicians aged between 14 and 20. It offers courses in composition, harp, percussion, piano, strings, voice, winds, and brass.
Boston University College of Fine Arts recently announced that the new Executive Director of the BUTI will be Violinist Nicole Wendl, following a three-year stint as BUTI's Director of Education and Programming.
Wendl has extensive experience in the management of arts festivals. She has previously been program manager of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, Vermont, and was also co-founder and -director of the Lumino Festival in Falls Village, Connecticut.
As a violinist, Wendl has served as concertmaster in the Portsmouth Symphony, associate concertmaster of the Opera Neo orchestra in San Diego, and has played in various other positions in orchestras up and down the east coast.
"Nicole Wendl has dedicated herself to uplifting, inspiring, and creating educational and career pathways for young musicians of exceptional talent," said Harvey Young, the Dean of Boston University College of Fine Arts. "She has the vision and experience to chart the future of our world-leading institute."
"I feel a tremendous amount of pride and responsibility,” said Wendl of her new role. “BUTI is such an incredibly special organization and can have so much impact on students and on the field as a whole — it must be shepherded both with courage and delicacy. I’m looking forward to gathering the different populations that BUTI touches and working together toward what comes next."