Piano Institute and Seminar

The pre-college piano program is a summer intensive for advanced pianists between 13 and 17.

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

  • Participate in AMF Chorus

  • 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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Sean Duggan

SUNY Fredonia

Mei-Hsuan Huang

Iowa State University / Associate Faculty

Sang Woo Kang

Providence College, Brown University

Hitomi Koyama

New England Conservatory / Associate Faculty

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

Juilliard School / 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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AMF Piano Competition (Full-Session)

AMF Piano Competition is held annually during the festival season. All full-session students are eligible to apply. The grand prize winner is featured in a solo recital and receives $1,000 in cash prize during the festival season.

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Chamber Music at AMF

Chamber Music program provides a unique opportunity for musicians to grow and make friends in an intimate and collaborative setting. Over the years, many permanent chamber music groups arose out of this effort which are still in existence today.

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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.

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Collaborative Piano Program

Piano Institute participants have access to the core seminars offered by the AMF Collaborative Piano Program.

This exciting partnership allows pianists to gain valuable insight into the world of collaborative arts. Seminars covering topics such as vocal and instrumental repertoire, score study, interpretation, and orchestral reductions for operatic repertoire and instrumental concerti are available throughout the festival season.

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Festival Choir

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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Audition Requirements

Those interested should complete the online application and upload the following material via our online application site.

  • Submit audio or video recordings of two to three contrasting works. 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.

Summer 2021 Season


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