The Atlantic Music Festival offers a limited number of partial scholarships to instrumentalists who demonstrate exceptional musical talent and a strong commitment to their craft. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.
Selection criteria: musical talent, a strong commitment to their craft, and financial need.
At the Atlantic Music Festival, resident assistants (RAs) play a crucial role in creating a positive and inclusive community for all participants. In addition to promoting safety and wellness, RAs provide support and resources to residents and assist with logistical tasks such as event planning and conflict resolution. These student leaders receive training and development opportunities, as well as financial support in the form of scholarships or stipends.
Being an RA at the Atlantic Music Festival is a unique opportunity for emerging artists to gain leadership experience, build transferable skills, and make a positive impact on the festival community while also showcasing their musical abilities and collaborating with artist-faculty.
Selection criteria: strong leadership skills, a dedication to creating a positive community atmosphere, and the ability to assist with logistical tasks and provide support and resources to residents, as well as past experience in a similar role, relevant coursework or training.
The Atlantic Music Festival's Teaching Assistant program provides young, talented musicians with the opportunity to work with and learn from accomplished artist-faculty while also gaining valuable teaching experience. Teaching Assistants (TAs) assist with various aspects of the festival's educational program, including preparing materials, leading rehearsals, and providing individualized instruction to students.
In addition to working with artist-faculty, TAs also have the opportunity to perform in concerts and collaborate with other festival participants. The TA program supports the development of emerging artists by providing scholarships to those who demonstrate exceptional musical talent and a strong commitment to their craft.
Selection criteria: exceptional musical talent, a strong commitment to their craft, and the ability to work effectively with artist-faculty and students. Other factors that may be considered in the selection process include previous teaching experience, relevant coursework or training, and a demonstrated dedication to music education.
The Atlantic Music Festival's fellowship program supports the development of young, talented musicians by providing complete financial coverage of tuition, housing, and meals during a six-week residency. Up to 40 fellowships are awarded each year across the festival to emerging artists who demonstrate exceptional musical talent and a strong commitment to their craft.
As fellows, instrumentalists have the opportunity to perform in concerts, collaborate with artist-faculty, and hone their skills in preparation for a successful career in music.
Selection criteria: exceptional musical talent, a strong commitment to their craft, and the potential to benefit from and contribute to the six-week residency experience.