Vocal Arts

Application Status



Colby College
Waterville, ME

Program Dates

Please stay tuned for our 2025 season announcement.

Singers at the AMF Vocal Arts Institute

The Vocal Arts Institute is a transformative summer program for young singers. Participants immerse themselves in honing their vocal technique, interpretive skills, and dramatic abilities under the guidance of world-renowned faculty.

At the beginning of the session, singers undergo assessments and intensive training in diverse musical styles. Each singer sets goals for their progress throughout the session.

The second and third weeks of the session are devoted to preparing for performances:

Week 2: Concert performance focusing on art songs and arias. With expert coaching, singers develop their abilities in diction, text, phrasing, and emotional expression.

Week 3: Lyric theater performance culminating from preparation in acting workshops, character development, and staging sessions.

Participants receive professionally recorded audio/video of final performances to use for auditions and portfolios when launching their careers. Most importantly, they form meaningful connections with faculty and peers.

Vocal Arts Institute alumni have gone on to perform with organizations across the country and internationally, including the opera houses, symphonies, and festivals around the world.

Program Highlights

  • Weekly private lessons and coachings with faculty
  • Daily technique and style seminars
  • Masterclasses with acclaimed guest artists
  • Cross-disciplinary collaborations
  • Professional development coaching and consultations
  • Business of singing workshops

Application Process

The Atlantic Music Festival is now accepting applications for its Vocal Arts Institute program.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Check out our Fees, Dates, and Deadlines page for information on upcoming deadlines.
  • To apply, you will need to submit audio or video recordings of
    • One operatic aria
    • Up to two songs in languages of your choice
    • It is encouraged, but not required, to submit songs in different languages.

For more information on the application process, please visit our Online Application page, which outlines all of the required information for the application.

We look forward to receiving your application and considering you for this exciting opportunity to grow, develop as a singer, and to help you make your mark in the world of vocal arts.

Ready to begin? Apply Now

Atlantic Music Festival provided me with an intimate and welcoming atmosphere where I could refine my skills, build my confidence and plan my next career steps under the guidance of top notch faculty.

Christina Parson
Soprano, 2023 Participant
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From its inception, the Atlantic Music Festival has established a unique tradition of nurturing emerging artists through its Fellowship & Institute Programs.

Available Programs

Please choose an instrument or discipline from the list to explore the programs we offer.

  • All
  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Bassoon
  • Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Tenor Trombone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion
  • Harp
  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Soprano
  • Mezzo-Soprano
  • Alto
  • Contralto
  • Countertenor
  • Tenor
  • Baritone
  • Bass
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Contrabass

Composition Program

Conducting Program

Instrumental Program

Instrumental Program: Flute

Instrumental Program: Clarinet

Instrumental Program: Oboe

Instrumental Program: Harp

Instrumental Program: Strings

Piano Institute and Seminar

Vocal Arts Institute