Collaborative Piano Program

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Overview

The AMF Collaborative Piano Program is a six-week summer course established with the goal of providing intensive immersion into the world of collaborative arts for advanced pianists.

The program covers a range of topics including vocal and instrumental repertoire, score study, interpretation, and orchestral reductions for operatic repertoire and instrumental concerti. Vocally-focused collaborative pianists will also be guided in playing recitatives, coaching, cuing, and singing while playing.

The program offers skill-building focused seminars and private lessons for student participants centering on repertoire acquisition and interpretation. Lesson requests with Piano Institute and Seminar’s solo piano faculty members may be accommodated depending on availability.

Using the vibrant festival environment as a backdrop, the program offers unprecedented collaborative performance opportunities including instrumental, vocal, and contemporary works.

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Audition Requirements

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

  • Submit audio or video recordings of three contrasting works or movements. At least two collaborative works should be included as part of the submitted repertoire. 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.

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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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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Future Music Lab

The project began as an official collaboration with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique). Access unique courses including Programming for Musicians, MaxMSP Bootcamp, and electronic music seminars.

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Vocal Coaching Intensive with Arlene Shrut

The special 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.

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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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MUGIC™ Lab

The project began as an official collaboration with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique). Access unique courses including Programming for Musicians, MaxMSP Bootcamp, and electronic music seminars.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Students receive at least three private lessons per session with AMF artist-faculty members.

  • The program covers a range of topics including vocal and instrumental repertoire, score study, interpretation, and partnering techniques.

  • Pianist can focus on vocal or instrumental repertoire, or both.

  • Coachings with AMF artist-faculty members are available for scheduled performances.

  • Additional seminars and master classes offered by the Piano Institute and Seminar are open to all pianists.

  • Instrumental collaborative opportunities are available with members of the AMF Orchestra, Instrumental Program, and Piano Institute and Seminar.

  • Vocal collaborative opportunities are available with singers from the Vocal Institute.

  • The festival is a vibrant new music scene with over 40 composers in attendance and groundbreaking open seminars offered by the Future Music Lab.

HIGHLIGHTS

The program features a selection of components based on 2-week, 4-week, or 6-week enrollment.
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Seminars and Masterclasses

Group sessions in the form of seminars and masterclasses provide valuable learning opportunities where participants can leverage the collective insights of peers.
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AMF Open Seminars

Our open seminars leverage the collective genius of the AMF community members. Covering a wide range of topics, such as career path, future of music, and even brain science for musicians, the possibilities are endless.
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Performance Opportunities

Using the vibrant festival environment as a backdrop, the program offers unprecedented collaborative performance opportunities including instrumental, vocal, and contemporary works
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Private Instructions

Meet one-on-one with Atlantic Music Festival's inspiring https://www.atlanticmusicfestival.org/the-festival/artists members.
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Access Performance Recording

Participants have access to high-definition recordings of festival performances created by our professional engineering team.
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Chamber Music

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 formed as part of this effort and are still in existence today.