Piano Institute and Seminar

  • AVAILABLE AWARDS
    Resident Artist Fellowship
    Scholarship
  • AVAILABLE SESSIONS
    Full Session | June 27 – August 7, 2022
    Session 1 | June 27 – July 10, 2022
    Session 2 | July 11 – July 24, 2022
    Session 3 | July 25 – August 7, 2022
    Sessions 1 and 2 | June 27 – July 24, 2022
    Sessions 2 and 3 | July 11 – August 7, 2022
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Overview

Piano Institute and Seminar is an intensive six-week summer program designed for advanced pianists. The program engages participants through a combination of lessons, master classes, and performances.

AMF Piano Competition, held annually during the festival season, is open to all full-session students. The winner of the competition receives a cash prize of $1,000 and performs in a featured solo recital.

In 2022, Piano Institute participants will have access to core seminars offered by the AMF Collaborative Piano Program. This exciting partnership allows pianists to gain valuable insight into the world of collaborative arts. Topics include vocal and instrumental repertoire, score study, interpretation, and orchestral reductions for operatic repertoire and instrumental concerti.

HIGHLIGHTS

The program features a selection of components based on 2-week, 4-week, or 6-week enrollment.
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Seminars and Masterclasses

Group sessions in the form of seminars and masterclasses provide valuable learning opportunities where participants can leverage the collective insights of peers.
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Access Performance Recording

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

Our open seminars leverage the collective genius of the AMF community members. Covering a wide range of topics, such as career path, future of music, and even brain science for musicians, the possibilities are endless.
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Chamber Music

Chamber Music program provides a unique opportunity for musicians to grow and make friends in an intimate and collaborative setting. Over the years, many permanent chamber music groups formed as part of this effort and are still in existence today.
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Private Instructions

Meet one-on-one with Atlantic Music Festival's inspiring https://www.atlanticmusicfestival.org/the-festival/artists members.

    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 Chorus

    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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    MUGIC™ 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.

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    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.

    Artist-Faculty

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    Logan Skelton

    University of Michigan
    Photo of Arlene Shrut

    Arlene Shrut

    UNCG School of Music / Collaborative Piano
    Photo of Victor Rosenbaum

    Victor Rosenbaum

    New England Conservatory
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    Yukiko Sekino

    New England Conservatory, MIT
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    Marina Lomazov

    Eastman School of Music
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    José Ramón Mendez

    Northwestern University
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    Lisa Moore

    Bang on a Can / Guest Faculty
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    Thomas Rosenkranz

    University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
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    Sean Duggan

    SUNY Fredonia

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

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    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 screen scoring and baroque interpretation, learning opportunities are everywhere.

    Life-Changing Mentorship

    Our mentors can provide a turning-point no matter where you are in your artist's journey

    Everyone goes through a different set of challenges. Meeting the right mentor at the right moment can leave you with a lifetime of inspiration or a watershed moment to help you make crucial decisions. Speak with them during private lessons, seminars, and audition intensive courses or feast with them at our communal tables.

    Audition Requirements

    To apply, complete the online application and upload the following material via our online application site.

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

    • Recommendations are optional.

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

    AMF 2022 ONLINE APPLICATION

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    Special Announcement

    Introducing AMF One

    We are excited to announce AMF One, a tuition-free 5-day virtual festival for all applicants. Developed in collaboration with ClassicalMusicians.org, participants gain valuable experience through joint projects, including digital presence and career-building for the 21st-century musicians and seminars covering a wide range of topics, such as sensors and programming primer for musicians.