Composition Program

  • PROGRAMS
    Fellowship and Student Programs
  • SESSIONS
    Full-Session: 07/02 – 07/30/2017
    Session One: 07/02 – 07/16/2017
    Session Two: 07/17 – 07/30/2017

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

In addition to daily seminars, composers attend master classes offered by world renowned artist-faculty and special guests.

Performance Opportunity

Collaborate with AMF Contemporary Ensemble with a goal of creating a premiering a new work. Additional performance opportunities are available throughout the festival 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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* We are in the process of finalizing our 2017 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.