Instrumental Program

The pre-college instrumental program provides an immersive summer music experience for instrumentalists under 18.

During the six weeks, participants gain valuable experience through weekly lessons, seminars, studio classes, and masterclasses. The festival faculty members form chamber groups, ensembles, and orchestras to maximize each participant's strength and preference.

The program leverages groundbreaking courses offered by our collegiate level Instrumental Program and provides additional fundamentals courses essential for pre-college aged participants, including choir, theory, and ear training.

Program Highlights

  • Participate in our weekly seminars and masterclasses

  • Our programs are modular and allow students the flexibility to choose from our various course offerings

  • Take advantage of collegiate level seminars and masterclasses offered by the AMF Institute

  • Attend open rehearsals and concerts scheduled throughout the season

  • Opportunities for performances including solo, chamber music, orchestra

  • Receive weekly private lessons from our celebrated artist-faculty members

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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The project began as an official collaboration with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique). Access unique courses including Programming for Musicians, MaxMSP Bootcamp, and electronic music seminars.

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Contemporary Performance at AMF

The Atlantic Music Festival has established its legacy as a breeding ground for groundbreaking new works, with over 400 original works premiered since its inception. Participants are encouraged to take part in our core mission of supporting the living composers and their music through active collaboration and performance.

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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.

Audition Requirements

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

  • Submit audio or video recordings of two contrasting works or movements. Selections must represent your current level of musicianship.

  • Recommendations are optional.

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