Resident Artist Fellowship

    Fellowship Program
    Full-Session: 06/29 – 08/09/2020


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 singers, fellows receive complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the six 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, chamber concerts, and as members of our 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.

AMF Orchestra

Orchestral instrumentalists participate in orchestral performances led by prominent conductors.

Program Details

  • The Fellowship Program is available to instrumentalists*, composers, conductors, and singers. All fellows receive complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the six 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, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass

  • Important: Composers, conductors, singers, string players, 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. Applicants may apply to 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 during or after the twentieth century. It is possible to submit movements of works. Selections must represent your current level of musicianship.

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

  • Recommendations are required.

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




AMF Institute offers programs for composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and singers. By using this program selector, you may learn more about programs that are available for your discipline.

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