Piano Institute and Seminar

    Resident Artist Fellowship and Student Programs
    Full-Session: 07/01 – 07/29/2018
    Session One: 07/01 – 07/15/2018
    Session Two: 07/16 – 07/29/2018


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

AMF Piano Competition which is held annually during the festival season is open to all full-session students. The winner of the competition is featured in a winner’s recital during the festival season. In addition, the winner will be awarded $1,000 cash prize. Visit AMF Piano Competition page for more details.

In 2018, 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.


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 Opera Workshop, 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.



Bruce Brubaker

Bruce Brubaker

New England Conservatory
Logan Skelton

Logan Skelton

University of Michigan
Natalya Antonova

Natalya Antonova

Eastman School of Music
Sang Woo Kang

Sang Woo Kang

Providence College
Sean Duggan

Sean Duggan

SUNY Fredonia
Arlene Shrut

Arlene Shrut

Juilliard School / Collaborative Piano

* We are in the process of finalizing our 2018 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.