Reach your full potential and achieve your musical goals through personalized approaches tailored to your needs, whether you're interested in solo performance, chamber music, or orchestral playing.

Individual Study

Receive daily instruction from world-renowned faculty members who are dedicated to helping string players reach their full potential.


A range of opportunities for learning and growth are available, including one-on-one lessons, group seminars, and masterclasses.

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Chamber Music

Through chamber music performances, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented musicians and receive coaching from our faculty members.


These immersive experiences provide a unique chance to develop your ensemble skills, showcase your talents, and build your repertoire as a performer.

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Our Orchestra program provides an ideal training ground for musicians looking to enter the field as professional orchestra musicians.


By joining the AMF Orchestra and participating in mock auditions and repertoire study, you'll gain valuable experience and improve your skills.

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Reach new heights in the company of extraordinary musicians.


The AMF String Program is a six-week summer intensive for violin, viola, cello, and double bass players. The program is divided into two 3-week sessions, during which students can focus on their craft through solo, chamber music, and orchestral performances.

Participants work with world-renowned faculty, honing their skills and pushing their musical abilities to new heights. In addition to traditional performance training, the program also offers a unique opportunity for students to work on new music performances in collaboration with the Contemporary Performance Program. As a vibrant community of over 40 composers, the festival provides an exciting and contemporary dimension to traditional training.

This program offers a unique and intensive experience for those looking to push themselves to new heights in their musical journey. With a focus on both traditional and contemporary performance training, the AMF String Program is a summer destination for dedicated and emerging musicians.


We are currently accepting applications.

Before starting your application, we encourage you to review the important details on the Fees, Dates, and Deadlines page. Once you have reviewed this information, you can begin your application by visiting our online application page.

Audition Requirements

Submit audio or video recordings of up to three contrasting works or movements. Selections must represent your current level of musicianship.

Recommendations are optional.

Those interested in our orchestral program may optionally submit two to three excerpts.

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Empower your artistic journey with personalized mentorship.

Next Steps

Ready to apply for our String Program? Click the Apply Now to get started on your application today.