The pre-college vocal program provides an immersive summer music experience for singers under 18.
Rooted in AMF’s core values of originality, independence, and innovation, the program empowers young singers with opportunities to explore and enhance their vocal technique and artistry and to prepare for college-level training in vocal arts.
During each two-week session, students work closely with our expert vocal arts faculty to build their musical, creative, and collaborative skills in the context of vocal ensemble rehearsals, lyric theater workshops, vocal arts seminars, lessons, coachings, and masterclasses. Students may choose to attend more than one session in order to work with a broader range of repertoire and work with the full roster of faculty members who will be in residence over the course of the festival.
Each session culminates with onstage performances of diverse repertoire including song, chorus, musical theater, and opera scenes. Singers will gain practical experience working with the key components of their art including vocal technique, diction, interpretation, acting, and stage presence.
The program provides excellent training for those planning conservatory auditions. Our Audition Intensive program (available to all students at their request) provides individualized faculty guidance, while AMF's audition engineering team offers high definition video and audio recordings of all performances.