Future Music Lab

    All Instrumentalists
    Fellowship Program
    Full-Session: 06/28 – 08/08/2021
We are in the process of finalizing our 2021 program details. Please stay tuned for updated program information.


The Future Music Lab @ AMF is an intensive four-week (Sessions 1 and 2) program with a goal of immersing exceptionally gifted musicians into the world of new music technologies.

Participants work with award winning violinist and composer Mari Kimura through individual lessons, seminars, and group presentations. The session will focus on developing insights into new music performance, the use of interactive computer technology, extended technique, improvisation, and composition.

The project began as an official collaboration with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) in Paris. Participants have access to the state-of-the-art technology including Mari Kimura's MUGIC™ sensor and the IRCAM Forum.


Mari Kimura, Chair

The program is led by award winning violinist and composer Mari Kimura.

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Exposure to new technology

Learn to work with interactive computer music programs including MaxMSP in an accelerated and musically oriented manner.

Access IRCAM Forum

The project is an official collaboration with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) in Paris.

ICIT, UC Irvine

Official collaboration with the Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology Program at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine

Artist collaborations

Collaborate with musicians and composers from the Atlantic Music Festival’s many Institute Programs including the Composition Program.

Program Details

  • The Future Music Lab Fellowship is available to all instrumentalists including non-classical musicians. All Future Music Lab participants receive complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the six weeks of residency.

  • This year, Future Music Lab applicants may simultaneously apply to our Resident Artist Fellowship program. To learn more about our Resident Artist Fellowship program, click here.

  • The program is geared towards performers. Therefore, composers should apply to the Composition Program instead of the Future Music Lab. All composers will have access to Future Music Lab open seminars and presentations. To learn more about the AMF Composition Program, click here.

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old in order to be considered for admission to the program.

  • As of this year, all application forms have been consolidated. Applicants no longer need to submit separate applications to the Future Music Lab and corresponding fellowship and/or student programs such as the Piano Institute and Seminar or the Opera Workshop.

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

The Future Music Lab is designed with a goal of immersing exceptionally gifted musicians into the world of new music technologies.

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Audition Requirements

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

  • 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. Applicants must demonstrate strong performance abilities in the work samples submitted.

  • A statement or an essay demonstrating your qualifications to the program.

  • (Optional) Original composition or improvisation of the applicant.

  • (Optional) Performance of a work involving electronics or interactive systems.

  • Recommendations are optional.

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

Resident Artist Fellowship

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Residency Guidelines

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Application Deadlines

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