Piano Institute

The pre-college piano program provides an immersive summer music experience for pianists under 18.

During the six weeks, participants gain valuable experience through weekly lessons, seminars, studio classes, and masterclasses. Participants have additional collaborative opportunities, including chamber groups and ensembles.

The program leverages groundbreaking courses offered by our collegiate level Piano Institute and Seminar and Collaborative Piano Program while providing additional fundamentals courses essential for pre-college aged participants, including choir, theory, and ear training.

Program Highlights

  • Receive weekly private lessons from our celebrated  artist-faculty  members

  • Participate in our weekly seminars and masterclasses

  • Opportunities for performances including solo, chamber music, orchestra, opera, and theatrical productions

  • Take advantage of collegiate level seminars and masterclasses offered by the AMF Institute

  • Our programs are modular and allow students the flexibility to choose from our various course offerings

  • Attend open rehearsals and concerts scheduled throughout the season

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Sang Woo Kang

Providence College, Brown University

Sean Duggan

SUNY Fredonia

Marina Lomazov

Eastman School of Music

José Ramón Mendez

Northwestern University

Lisa Moore

Bang on a Can / Guest Faculty

Esther Park

Eastern Tennessee State University / Associate Faculty

Thomas Rosenkranz

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory

Victor Rosenbaum

New England Conservatory

Yukiko Sekino

New England Conservatory, MIT / Associate Faculty

Logan Skelton

University of Michigan

Arlene Shrut

UNCG School of Music / Collaborative Piano

* We are in the process of finalizing our Artist-faculty roster. This list may change without notice.

Program Electives

In addition to the core program, participants may take advantage of the following electives available during the festival season.
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Audition Intensive

Audition Intensive is a special program designed for students preparing for an upcoming audition at a conservatory or a musical institution. The goal of the program is to help participants channel their focus during the festival in order to create a successful audition portfolio during and after the festival season.

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Festival Chorus

The Atlantic Music Festival Choir is a special place where participants from all backgrounds are welcome to join in and come together as one to create a beautiful choral landscape. The choir takes on a range of repertoire, covering great choral works of the past as well as groundbreaking new works.

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Contemporary Performance at AMF

The Atlantic Music Festival has established its legacy as a breeding ground for groundbreaking new works, with over 400 original works premiered since its inception. Participants are encouraged to take part in our core mission of supporting the living composers and their music through active collaboration and performance.

Audition Requirements

To apply, complete the online application and upload the following material via our online application site.

  • Submit audio or video recordings of two contrasting works or movements. It is possible to submit movements of works. Selections must represent your current level of musicianship.

  • Recommendations are optional.

Please see Application Procedures for detailed instructions. If you would like to inquire further about the program, please contact us.


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