During each two-week session of the program, participants gain valuable experience through weekly lessons, coachings, seminars, and masterclasses. Participants have additional collaborative opportunities, including small and large ensembles. Students may choose to attend more than one session and each two-week program will be tailored to the students’ needs within the context of the festival’s unique offerings during that session.
The program leverages groundbreaking courses offered by our collegiate level Vocal Institute and provides additional fundamentals courses essential for pre-college aged participants, including theory and ear training. All singers take part in AMF Chorus, which collaborates in performance with the AMF Orchestra.
Each two-week session culminates with onstage performances of diverse repertoire including art song, chorus, and lyric theatre scenes, allowing singers to gain valuable insights into many areas of concern, including vocal technique, diction, interpretation, acting, and stage movement. Additional performance opportunities are available throughout the festival season.
The program is essential for those preparing for conservatory auditions. Our Audition Intensive program (available to all students at their request) provides additional training and guidance, while AMF's audition engineering team offers high definition video and audio recordings of all performances.
Atlantic Music Festival continues to be one of the most inspiring summer music festivals in the nation
AMF Institute provides a transformative musical experience for musicians from all around the world. Each year, the festival committee invites over two hundred musicians specializing in composition, conducting, orchestral instruments, piano, and voice, based on their talent and potential to make a difference in this world.
Performance is the primary source of learning
Whether you are playing in chamber music groups, orchestra, or one of our opera productions, active participation through performance is at the center of learning at AMF. Moreover, participants have access to concerts featuring artists and ensembles-in-residence, so you can witness world-class performances throughout the festival season.
Our mentors can provide a turning-point no matter where you are in your artist's journey
Not everyone goes through the same set of challenges. Meeting the right mentor at the right moment can leave you with a lifetime of inspiration or a watershed moment to help you make crucial decisions. Speak with them during private lessons, seminars, and audition intensive courses or feast with them at our communal tables.
Focus on what matters
All participants live on a beautiful, secure, and wifi-connected campus, which houses dorms, state-of-the-art facilities, libraries, and scenic hiking trails. Enjoy all three meals at one of our all-inclusive dining halls, walk through the Museum of Art's 10,000 art collections, or take a plunge at a 25-yard by 25-meter swimming pool at the Athletic Center.
Join a network of past, present, and future
Our alumni occupy key positions within major institutions, young artist programs, festivals, orchestras, and opera houses around the world. Join a network of peers who will encourage you to grow and provide support throughout your life's journey.
Access courses outside your primary area of focus
Our online master calendar makes it easy to audit open courses from any of our programs, even outside your discipline. From topics as interdisciplinary as music business and audition technique to screen scoring and baroque interpretation, learning opportunities are everywhere.