Vocal Institute

Overview

Atlantic Music Festival Vocal Institute is a program dedicated to nurturing gifted young singers by providing unparalleled experiences to grow as performers and to prepare them for professional careers in the world of vocal arts.

Designed as an intensive four-week summer program, singers focus on the development of core skills, including vocal technique, repertoire, diction, stage deportment, acting, movement, and role study. Employing performance as the primary method of learning, AMF provides singers with opportunities to participate in performance seminars, aria/art song recitals, chamber music, choir, and modern music performances scheduled throughout the festival season.

In addition, full-session participants are also given an opportunity to create a digital audition package.

Highlights

PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS

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

VOCAL COACHINGS & SEMINARS

AMF artist-faculty members engage singers in intensive coachings and rehearsals throughout the festival season in preparation for performances, auditions, competitions, and recordings.

Digital Package Production

Today’s technology enables every singer to create an effective professional digital portfolio. Our program provides full-session singers with the opportunity to produce a digital audition package.

Audition Techniques

As unfair as the auditioning process seems, mastering this skill is an unavoidable path to success. AMF’s faculty is uniquely positioned to equip singers with tools to improve audition preparation.

OPERA SCENES

Opera Scenes provides singers with a unique opportunity to combine core performance skills, including role study, repertoire, diction, acting, stage movement, and musical coaching.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Vocal Institute participants are featured in dedicated concerts throughout the season.

COLLABORATION WITH AMF MUSICIANS

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

ARTIST-FACULTY*

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Arlene Shrut

Arlene Shrut

UNCG School of Music
Beth Roberts

Beth Roberts

Mannes School of Music
Caroline Helton

Caroline Helton

University of Michigan
Karen Brunssen

Karen Brunssen

Northwestern Bienen School of Music

* We are in the process of finalizing our 2019 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."

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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.

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