Summer 1940

Bernstein attends the Tanglewood Music Center (then called the Berkshire Music Center) during its inaugural year and studies conducting with BSO Music Director Serge Koussevitzky. Below is the 1940 TMC Class Picture (Bernstein in a white linen suit with black bow tie), the list of conducting fellows from the TMC 1940 Yearbook, and concert programs featuring Bernstein conducting. In his Yearbook biography, Bernstein is erroneously listed as being from Philadelphia, PA.