Resident Artist Fellowship

    Fellowship Program
    Full-Session: 07/02 – 07/30/2017
Important notice: the details of our 2017 programs will be finalized shortly. Please stay tuned for program updates and submission information.


From its inception, the Atlantic Music Festival has established a unique tradition of nurturing young emerging artists through its fellowship program. Open to instrumentalists (see below), composers, conductors, and opera singers, fellows receive complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the four weeks of residency.

As the central focus of the festival, AMF pays the highest regard for each fellow's individual contributions and talents. Fellows are included as featured performers in recitals and chamber concerts, and as members of an all-fellowship Orchestra.

With frequent opportunities to collaborate with AMF's artist-faculty members and other programs within the festival, residency at AMF is an excellent opportunity for young musicians to develop the necessary skills needed upon entering the world of professional concert artists.


Financial Coverage

Tuition, housing, and meals are provided at no charge to participants for the duration of the AMF season.

Artist Collaboration

Past AMF fellows and guest artists include world-renowned international performing artists, composers, and conductors. See artists

Performance Opportunities

AMF fellows are featured as performers in recitals, chamber concerts, and orchestral concerts throughout the festival season.

All-fellowship Orchestra

Orchestral instrumentalists participate in an all-fellowship orchestra led by prominent conductors.

Program Details

  • The Fellowship Program is available to instrumentalists*, composers, conductors, and opera singers. All fellows receive complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the four weeks of residency.

    * Instruments: Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Eb/Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani & Percussion, Piano, Harp, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass

  • Additional financial grant opportunity is available to all orchestral instrumentalists. Please see Teaching Grant for more details.

  • In 2015, all accepted string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and harp players received fellowship. AMF currently does not offer student programs for these disciplines.

  • Important: Composers, conductors, opera singers, and pianists are encouraged to review details of individual programs by following the respective links.

  • Fellows typically do not receive weekly lessons as they are not considered as students of the festival.

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old in order to be considered for fellowship.

  • During the festival season, fellows are expected to contribute up to 4 hours per week in assisting with the festival’s operation.

  • Starting this year, all application forms have been consolidated. Applicants no longer need to submit separate applications to the Fellowship Program. All applicants will be considered for enrollment in both Fellowship and Student Programs. Fellowship recipients are chosen based on merit alone.

"From its inception, AMF Institute has established a unique tradition of nurturing young emerging artists through its fellowship program."

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Audition Requirements

Those interested should complete the online application and upload the following material via our online application site.

  • Instrumentalists: Submit audio or video recordings of three contrasting works. It is highly recommended that you submit at least one work written in or after the twentieth century. It is possible to submit movements of works. Selections must represent your current level of musicianship.

  • Composers, conductors, pianists, and opera singers: visit your program page for details.

  • Recommendations are optional.

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