The AMF Vocal Arts Institute Fellowship provides gifted singers with unparalleled experiences to grow as performers and prepare for professional careers in vocal arts. Our alumni are performing in opera houses, music festivals, musical theater productions, and professional choruses worldwide.

All invited fellows receive full coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the 6-week residency as part of our Resident Artist Fellowship program.

Singers perform as featured artists in our recitals, chamber concerts, stage productions, and in collaboration with our orchestra. Furthermore, the festival catalyzes innovation through singer-composer collaborations and new music premieres.

Vocal Arts Fellows also have the opportunity to work with our world-class vocal arts faculty members in seminars, coachings, and masterclasses.


The program features a selection of components based on 2-week, 4-week, or 6-week enrollment.
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Financial Coverage

Tuition, housing, and meals are provided at no charge to participants for the duration of the AMF season.
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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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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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Performance Opportunities

AMF fellows perform as featured artists in our recitals, chamber concerts, and theatrical productions.

    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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    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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    Stephen Lancaster

    University of Notre Dame
    Photo of Karen Brunssen

    Karen Brunssen

    Northwestern Bienen School of Music
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    Mark Crayton

    Roosevelt University
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    JR Fralick

    Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
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    Caroline Helton

    University of Michigan
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    Susan McDaniel

    University of Portland
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    Jessica McCormack

    Phillips Academy
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    Beth Roberts

    Mannes School of Music
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    Christian Sebek

    Concordia Conservatory
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    Arlene Shrut

    UNCG School of Music / Collaborative Piano
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    Nic Muni

    A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute

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

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    Learn By Doing

    Performance is the primary source of learning

    Whether you are playing in chamber music groups, orchestra, or one of our opera productions, active participation through performance is at the center of learning at AMF. Moreover, participants have access to concerts featuring artists and ensembles-in-residence, so you can witness world-class performances throughout the festival season.

    Alumni Network

    Join a network of past, present, and future

    Our alumni occupy key positions within major institutions, young artist programs, festivals, orchestras, and opera houses around the world. Join a network of peers who will encourage you to grow and provide support throughout your life's journey.

    Audition Requirements

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

    • Submit audio or video recordings of one operatic aria and two songs in each of three different languages (3 works total; e.g. French, Italian, and English).

    • Recommendations are optional.

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


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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, 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.