Composition Program

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

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.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS

Receive private instructions from Atlantic Music Festival's artist-faculty members at least three times per session.

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.

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.

THE MUGIC™ LAB

Led by Mari Kimura, violinist and the founder of MUGIC™ sensor, the program focuses on the training and development of sensor-based works.

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.

INSTRUMENT & 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.

ORCHESTRA READING

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

ACCESS PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS

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

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 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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Artist-Faculty

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Robert Beaser

Robert Beaser

The Juilliard School
Martin Bresnick

Martin Bresnick

Yale School of Music
Sergi Casanelles

Sergi Casanelles

[Screen Scoring] New York University
Christopher Dobrian

Christopher Dobrian

[Future Music Lab] University of California Irvine
Reiko Fueting

Reiko Fueting

Manhattan School of Music
Pierre Jalbert

Pierre Jalbert

Rice University
Mari Kimura

Mari Kimura

[The MUGIC™ Lab] The Juilliard School, UC Irvine
David Ludwig

David Ludwig

Curtis Institute of Music
Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli

University of Southern California
George Tsontakis

George Tsontakis

Bard College Conservatory of Music
Zhou Long

Zhou Long

University of Missouri Kansas City

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

Center for New Music

Shaping the Future of Music

For over a decade, the Composition Program 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).

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 acting and baroque interpretation, learning opportunities are everywhere.

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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.

  • Submit 1-3 representative scores and accompanying recordings (if available).

  • 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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