Vocal Institute

  • PROGRAMS
    Resident Artist Fellowship and Student Programs
  • SESSIONS
    6–Week Sessions
    06/29 – 08/09/2020
    4–Week Sessions
    06/29 – 07/26/2020
    07/13 – 08/09/2020
    2–Week Sessions
    06/29 – 07/12/2020
    07/13 – 07/26/2020
    07/27 – 08/09/2020

Overview

The AMF Vocal Institute nurtures gifted singers by providing them with unparalleled experiences to grow as performers and prepare for professional careers in vocal arts.

Designed as a six-week intensive program, singers develop core skills, including vocal technique, diction, interpretation, acting, and stage movement. Students may also choose to participate in 6-week (full), 4-week (double) or 2-week (single) sessions.

AMF provides singers with opportunities to participate in performance seminars, aria and art song recitals, opera, and musical theater performances, as well as choir, chamber music, and modern music performances scheduled throughout the festival season.

Singers preparing for an upcoming conservatory audition can take advantage of our Audition Intensive elective and receive faculty guidance to assemble a successful audition portfolio during and after the festival season. Full-session participants have the opportunity to create a digital audition package assisted by the festival's recording team.

HIGHLIGHTS

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

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Participate in performance seminars, aria and art song recitals, opera, and musical theater performances, as well as choir, chamber music, and modern music performances scheduled throughout the festival season.

MUSICAL THEATER

Develop artistic versatility by coaching with Musical Theater specialists.

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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ACCESS PERFORMANCE RECORDINGS

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

ROLE STUDY & SCENES PROGRAM

Put all of your skillsets to use with a focus on mastering critical theatrical scenes from operas and musicals. Our unique approach creates maximum role exposure and optimal learning opportunity for all participants.

COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCES

AMF instrumentalists, composers, and conductors collaborate frequently with singers in performances and workshops throughout the festival season.

VOCAL SKILLS INTENSIVE

The Vocal Institute's intensive 2-week course equips singers with a skill set that is foundational for a lifetime of development as a performing artist.

Receive lessons, coachings, and attend daily seminars and masterclasses. With scheduled in-house concerts throughout the session, work towards a goal of mastering vocal, stage movement, and acting techniques.

OPERA PRODUCTION

Singers completing our scenes program may participate in our staged final opera performance. Past three productions include Così fan tutte, Dido and Aeneas, and The Magic Flute.

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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Digital Audition Package Production (Full-Session)

Full-session students may take part in the creation of a digital audition package.

To be eligible, the student must also complete the Audition Intensive elective and plan with an advisor in preparation for a successful recording session.

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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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Karen Brunssen

Karen Brunssen

Northwestern Bienen School of Music
Mark Crayton

Mark Crayton

Roosevelt University
JR Fralick

JR Fralick

Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music
Caroline Helton

Caroline Helton

University of Michigan
Stephen Lancaster

Stephen Lancaster

University of Notre Dame
Susan McDaniel

Susan McDaniel

University of Portland
Jessica McCormack

Jessica McCormack

Indiana University South Bend
Nic Muni

Nic Muni

A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute
Beth Roberts

Beth Roberts

Mannes School of Music
Christian Sebek

Christian Sebek

Concordia Conservatory
Jeremiah Selvey

Jeremiah Selvey

Santa Monica College
Arlene Shrut

Arlene Shrut

UNCG School of Music

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

Vocal Institute at AMF nurtures gifted young singers by providing them with unparalleled experiences to grow as performers and prepare for professional careers in vocal arts.

Transformative Summer Experience

Atlantic Music Festival continues to be one of the most inspiring summer music festivals in the nation

AMF Institute provides a transformative musical experience for musicians from all around the world. Each year, the festival committee invites over two hundred musicians specializing in composition, conducting, orchestral instruments, piano, and voice, based on their talent and potential to make a difference in this world.

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.

Life-changing Mentorship

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

Not everyone goes through the same 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.

Carefree Environment

Focus on what matters

All participants live on a beautiful, secure, and wifi-connected campus, which houses dorms, state-of-the-art facilities, libraries, and scenic hiking trails. Enjoy all three meals at one of our all-inclusive dining halls, walk through the Museum of Art's 10,000 art collections, or take a plunge at a 25-yard by 25-meter swimming pool at the Athletic Center.

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.

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.

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

  • Recommendations are optional.

  • Submit audio or video recordings of two to three songs or arias. Submission should include works sung in at least two different languages (e.g., one song in Italian and one in English).

  • 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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