The 4-week seminar provides an intensive immersion approach to skill-building, interpretation, and repertoire acquisition for advanced pianists with a passion for classical vocal collaborations and a desire to become exemplary vocal coaches.

During session 1, collaborative pianists are teamed up with singers of the AMF Vocal Institute and participate in masterclasses and seminars covering a range of topics including playing recitatives and orchestral reductions, basics of diction, singing while playing, arias and songs, and developing a coaching style and techniques. Collaborative pianists will receive at least one private lesson per week with Dr. Shrut, tailored to the specific interests of each participant.

Session 2 will include weekly private lessons and masterclasses with Dr. Shrut. Using the vibrant festival environment as a backdrop, participants can prepare and perform pieces ranging from vocal to instrumental collaborations and contemporary works.