Composition 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 Composition Program is a four-week intensive summer course designed to provide extraordinary opportunities and exposure to aspiring and established composers. The program engages composers through individual lessons, daily seminars, and master classes.

Since its inception, the Atlantic Music Festival has served as a breeding ground for groundbreaking new works. Over 300 new works have been premiered since 2009 offering composers access to unprecedented opportunities. Composers gain firsthand experience by working directly with AMF Contemporary Ensemble with a goal of premiering a new work. In addition, all full-session composers are eligible to participate in AMF Orchestra Reading sessions.

The AMF Institute is proud to continue its tradition of providing all Composition Program participants with access to the AMF Future Music Lab’s core seminars. This groundbreaking project is an official collaboration with the IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) and will offer unique courses such as Programming for Musicians, MaxMSP Bootcamp, and electronic music seminars. To learn more, click here.

Highlights

Private Instructions

Composers receive private instructions from Atlantic Music Festival’s world renowned artist-faculty members throughout the festival season.

Seminars and Master Classes

Daily seminars hosted by our artist-faculty members and master classes featuring our special guests are scheduled throughout the festival season.

Performance Opportunity

Collaborate with AMF Contemporary Ensemble with a goal of premiering a new work. Additional performance opportunities with resident artists are available throughout the season.

Orchestra Reading

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

Future Music Lab

All composers have access to Future Music Lab’s core programs. The project is an official collaboration with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) and will offer unique courses such as Programming for Musicians, MaxMSP Bootcamp, and electronic music seminars.

ARTIST-FACULTY

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David Ludwig

David Ludwig

Curtis Institute of Music
Donald Crockett

Donald Crockett

University of Southern California
George Tsontakis

George Tsontakis

Bard College Conservatory of Music
Hannah Lash

Hannah Lash

Yale University
Ken Ueno

Ken Ueno

UC Berkeley
Nils Vigeland

Nils Vigeland

Manhattan School of Music
Pierre Jalbert

Pierre Jalbert

Rice University
Richard Danielpour

Richard Danielpour

Curtis Institute of Music, UCLA
Robert Cuckson

Robert Cuckson

Mannes School of Music
Mari Kimura

Mari Kimura

[Future Music Lab] Juilliard School of Music, UC Irvine
Liubo Borissov

Liubo Borissov

[Future Music Lab] Pratt Institute

* We are in the process of finalizing our 2018 Artist-faculty roster. This list may change without notice.

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Audition Requirements

Those interested should 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.