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  • AVAILABLE SESSIONS
    Full Session | June 27 – August 7, 2022
    Session 1 | June 27 – July 10, 2022
    Session 3 | July 25 – August 7, 2022
    Sessions 1 and 2 | June 27 – July 24, 2022
    Sessions 2 and 3 | July 11 – August 7, 2022
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Overview

The AMF Composition Program is a six-week intensive summer program designed to provide extraordinary opportunities and exposure to young or established composers.

For over a decade, the festival has catalyzed innovation in classical music through more than 500 world premiere performances and groundbreaking programs such as the Future Music Lab, which began as an official collaboration with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique).

The program engages participants through individual lessons, daily seminars, and masterclasses. Composers work towards the goal of a world premiere performance in collaboration with our Contemporary Ensemble or as a participant in our motion sensor program (The MUGIC™ Lab).

Both four-week and full-summer participants have access to our Screen Scoring and Future Music Lab programs. Full-summer composers are eligible to participate in various reading sessions scheduled throughout the summer, including AMF Orchestra Reading sessions.

HIGHLIGHTS

The program features a selection of components based on 2-week, 4-week, or 6-week enrollment.
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Instrument and Ensemble Reading Sessions

Access scheduled reading workshops featuring individual instruments and ensembles (e.g., string quartet, woodwind, and brass quintets, and choir) planned throughout the season.
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Orchestra Reading

Live reading with the AMF Orchestra is available to all full-session participants.
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Screen Scoring

Led by the NYU Screen Scoring program faculty members, the program is an intensive 2-week course designed to provide an immersion into the fundamental concepts of scoring for the motion picture. Learn key concepts, including compositional process, orchestration using virtual and acoustical instruments, editing and mastering, and the screen scoring industry.
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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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Access Performance Recording

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

Work towards the goal of a world premiere performance in collaboration with our Contemporary Ensemble or as a participant in our motion sensor program. Additional performance opportunities with resident artists are available throughout the season.

    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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    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.

    Artist-Faculty

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    Pierre Jalbert

    Rice University
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    Christopher Dobrian

    University of California Irvine
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    Zhou Long

    University of Missouri Kansas City
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    Mari Kimura

    Juilliard School, UC Irvine
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    Chen Yi

    University of Missouri Kansas City
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    Sergi Casanelles

    New York University
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    Reiko Fueting

    Manhattan School of Music
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    David Ludwig

    Curtis Institute of Music
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    Melinda Wagner

    Juilliard School
    Photo of Martin Bresnick

    Martin Bresnick

    Yale School of Music
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    George Tsontakis

    Bard College Conservatory of Music

    * We are in the process of finalizing our Artist-faculty roster. This list may change without notice.

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    Future of Music

    We are deeply committed to the music of today

    For over a decade, the festival has catalyzed innovation in classical music through more than 500 world premiere performances and groundbreaking programs such as the Future Music Lab. With open courses covering topics including programming, sensors, and MaxMSP, you can spend the summer asking big questions and pioneer the future of music.

    All-Access Learning

    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.

    Audition Requirements

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

    • Submit 1-3 representative scores and accompanying recordings.

    • Recommendations are optional.

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

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    Special Announcement

    Introducing AMF One

    We are excited to announce AMF One, a tuition-free 5-day virtual festival for all applicants. Developed in collaboration with ClassicalMusicians.org, participants gain valuable experience through joint projects, including digital presence and career-building for the 21st-century musicians and seminars covering a wide range of topics, such as sensors and programming primer for musicians.