Collaborative Piano Program

  • PROGRAMS
    Resident Artist Fellowship and Student Programs
  • SESSIONS
    Full-Session: 07/01 – 07/29/2018
    Session One: 07/01 – 07/15/2018
    Session Two: 07/16 – 07/29/2018

Overview

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

Led by Dr. Arlene Shrut, 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-focussed collaborative pianists will also be guided in playing recitatives, coaching, cuing, and singing while playing.

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

In addition to private lessons and seminars offered by the program, students receive weekly private lessons from AMF Piano Institute and Seminar’s solo piano faculty members.

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 two private lessons per week with Dr. Shrut and artist-faculty members of the AMF Piano Institute and Seminar

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 two private lessons per week with Dr. Shrut and artist-faculty members of the Piano Institute and Seminar.

  • 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, String Seminar, and Piano Institute and Seminar.

  • Vocal collaborative opportunities are available with singers from the Opera Workshop.

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

  • Opera Coach Fellowship, a division of the Opera Workshop, is also available to pianists with extraordinary dedication to the world of opera.

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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.