Resident Artist Fellowship
From its inception, the Atlantic Music Festival has established a unique tradition of nurturing young emerging artists through its fellowship program. Open to orchestral instrumentalists (see below), composers, conductors, pianists, and opera singers, fellows receive complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the four weeks of residency.
As the central focus of the festival, AMF pays the highest regard for each fellow's individual contributions and talents. Fellows are included as featured performers in recitals and chamber concerts, and as members of an all-fellowship Orchestra.
With frequent opportunities to collaborate with AMF's artist-faculty members and other programs within the festival, residency at AMF is an excellent opportunity for young musicians to develop the necessary skills needed upon entering the world of professional concert artists.
All fellows receive complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals for the duration of the AMF season.
In the last two years, AMF fellows have collaborated with international performing artists such as David Amado, Benjamin Shwartz, Jasmine Choi, Richard Danielpour, Benjamin Hochman, Sarah Hicks, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, George Tsontakis, and many other artists.
Photo: AMF Fellow Eunice Keem performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto during the 2011 AMF Opening Concert
AMF fellows are featured as performers in recitals and chamber concerts throughout the festival season. In addition, during the 2011 season, two AMF Fellows appeared as soloists with the Festival Orchestra.
Instrumental fellows participate in an all-fellowship orchestra led by concert master Dennis Kim under the baton of prominent conductors throughout the season.
Conductors from the previous three seasons include:
David Amado; Music Director, Delaware Symphony
Sarah Hicks; Principal Conductor of Pops and Presentations, Minnesota Orchestra
Kenneth Kiesler; Conductor, Illinois Symphony & St. Cecilia Orchestra
Jonathan Schiffman; Music Director, Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon-Provence
Benjamin Shwartz; Resident Conductor, San Francisco Symphony
Symphonic repertoire from the previous three seasons include:
Beethoven Symphonies No. 1, 3, 7
Brahms Serenade No. 1
Kodaly Galanta Dances
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4
Mozart Symphony No. 41
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Haydn Symphony No. 103
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 2
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- The Fellowship Program is available to orchestral instrumentalists*, composers, conductors, pianists, and opera singers. All fellows receive complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during the four weeks of residency.
Orchestral Instruments*: Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Eb/Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani & Percussion, Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass
In order to apply to both your main and auxiliary instruments (e.g. flute & piccolo), submit one application with recordings of both instruments.
- In 2013, all accepted string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and harp players will receive fellowship. AMF does not offer student programs for these disciplines.
- Important: Composers, conductors, opera singers, and pianists are encouraged to review details of individual programs by following the respective links.
- Fellows typically do not receive weekly lessons as they are not considered as students of the festival.
- Applicant must be at least 18 years old in order to be considered for fellowship.
- During the festival season, fellows are expected to contribute up to 4 hours per week in assisting with the festival's operation.
- Starting this year, all application forms have been consolidated into one. Applicants no longer need to file a separate application to the Fellowship Program. All applicants will be considered for enrollment in both Fellowship and Student Programs. Fellowship recipients are chosen based on merit alone.
- Instrumentalists: Submit audio or video recordings of three contrasting works. It is highly recommended that you submit at least one work written in or after the twentieth century. It is possible to submit movements of works. Selections must represent your current level of musicianship.
- Composers, conductors, pianists, and opera singers: visit your program page for details.
- Recommendations are optional
Those interested should complete the online application and upload the following material via our online application site.