Piano Institute and Seminar

  • PROGRAMS
    Resident Artist Fellowship and Student Programs
  • SESSIONS
    6–Week Sessions
    06/28 – 08/08/2021
    4–Week Sessions
    06/28 – 07/25/2021
    07/12 – 08/08/2021
    2–Week Sessions
    06/28 – 07/11/2021
    07/12 – 07/25/2021
    07/26 – 08/08/2021

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 2021, 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

Private Instructions

Institute participants receive private instructions from Atlantic Music Festival’s world-renowned faculty members at least once a week

Seminars and Master Classes

In addition to private instruction, students have the opportunity to take part in master classes and performance seminars throughout the festival season.

Performance Opportunities

Piano Institute participants are featured in piano recitals and chamber music concerts during the season. The program also includes numerous collaborative performance opportunities with other departments, including Vocal Institute, Composition Program, and the Fellowship Program.

Piano Competition

The annual Atlantic Music Festival Piano Competition is open to all full-session Piano Institute students. This year, the winner is offered a featured recital as well as a cash prize of $1,000. Visit piano competition page for more details.

Access AMF Seminars and Courses

Pianists have access to all AMF core seminars and master classes including our renowned Future Music Lab core seminars.

Access Performance Recordings

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

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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AMF Piano Competition (Full-Session)

AMF Piano Competition is held annually during the festival season. All full-session students are eligible to apply. The grand prize winner is featured in a solo recital and receives $1,000 in cash prize during the festival season.

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Chamber Music at AMF

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 arose out of this effort which are still in existence today.

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Contemporary Performance at AMF

The Atlantic Music Festival has established its legacy as a breeding ground for groundbreaking new works, with over 400 original works premiered since its inception.

Participants are encouraged to take part in our core mission of supporting the living composers and their music through active collaboration and performance.

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Collaborative Piano Program

Piano Institute participants have access to the core seminars offered by the AMF Collaborative Piano Program.

This exciting partnership allows pianists to gain valuable insight into the world of collaborative arts. Seminars covering topics such as vocal and instrumental repertoire, score study, interpretation, and orchestral reductions for operatic repertoire and instrumental concerti are available throughout the festival season.

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Festival Choir

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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Artist-Faculty

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Sean Duggan

Sean Duggan

SUNY Fredonia
Mei-Hsuan Huang

Mei-Hsuan Huang

Iowa State University / Associate Faculty
Sang Woo Kang

Sang Woo Kang

Providence College, Brown University
Hitomi Koyama

Hitomi Koyama

New England Conservatory / Associate Faculty
Marina Lomazov

Marina Lomazov

Eastman School of Music
José Ramón Mendez

José Ramón Mendez

Northwestern University
Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore

Bang on a Can / Guest Faculty
Esther Park

Esther Park

Eastern Tennessee State University / Associate Faculty
Thomas Rosenkranz

Thomas Rosenkranz

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
Victor Rosenbaum

Victor Rosenbaum

New England Conservatory
Yukiko Sekino

Yukiko Sekino

New England Conservatory, MIT / Associate Faculty
Logan Skelton

Logan Skelton

University of Michigan
Arlene Shrut

Arlene Shrut

Juilliard School / Collaborative Piano

* We are in the process of finalizing our 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 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.

  • 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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Collaborative Piano Program

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Contemporary Ensemble Fellowship

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Application Deadlines

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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 2021 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.

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AMF INSTITUTE ONLINE APPLICATION

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