Collaborative Piano Program

  • PROGRAMS
    Resident Artist Fellowship and Student Programs
  • SESSIONS
    6–Week Sessions
    06/29 – 08/09/2020
    4–Week Sessions
    06/29 – 07/26/2020
    07/13 – 08/09/2020
    2–Week Sessions
    06/29 – 07/12/2020
    07/13 – 07/26/2020
    07/27 – 08/09/2020

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.

Highlights

Performance Opportunities

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

Private Instructions

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

Seminars and Master Classes

The program covers vocal and instrumental repertoire. Collaboration with singers will include study of art song, opera, chamber music with voice and oratorio. The instrumental topics include sonatas, concerti and chamber music.

AMF Courses

Pianists have access to all core seminars and master classes offered at AMF including our Piano Institute and Future Music Lab

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.

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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Vocal Coaching Intensive with Arlene Shrut

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.

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Audition Intensive (Full-Session)

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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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 three contrasting works. At least two collaborative works should be included as part of the submitted repertoire. Selections must represent your current level of musicianship.

  • For collaborative repertoire, ensemble recordings are required. Pianists may focus on vocal and/or instrumental repertoire.

  • Recommendations are optional.

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

Piano Institute and Seminar

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Resident Artist Fellowship

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Contemporary Ensemble Fellowship

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Application Deadlines

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APPLICATION DEADLINE (PRIORITY SUBMISSION): JANUARY 04, 2020

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