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Short-term fellowship opportunity for violinists

The Atlantic Music Festival has a last-minute opening for a four-week residency at Colby College, Maine
BY Braingain Staff Writer |   05-05-2016

If you are a violinist and at least 18 years old, you may be eligible for the fellowship of the New York-based Atlantic Music Festival (AMF). The AMF has announced a last-minute opening for its Violin Fellowship Program, which offers gifted young artists opportunities to perform and collaborate with internationally renowned artist-faculty members as resident artists of the festival. The residency and festival, held at Colby College, Maine, run from June 27 to July 24, 2016.

Photo by Pawel Loj, used under CC BY 2.0 licence

The fellowship is based purely on merit, and covers tuition, housing, and meals during the four weeks of the residency. Fellows are not considered students, and should not expect to receive weekly lessons. They are expected to give about four hours a week to being involved in the festival’s operation.

Since it is a last-minute opening, the AMF Institute is waiving application fees for violinists who submit their forms after this announcement. The application fees ($75 - $125) must be paid while submitting the form, but will be refunded later.

You can apply online, and will need to submit audio/video recordings of three contrasting works, ideally including at least one work written in or after the 20th century. Selections must represent your current level of musicianship. Letters of recommendation are optional.

Hundreds of new and established musicians will perform at the AMF, which is being held from June 27 to July 24, at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The AMF is run by Little Feather Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of artists. AMF resident artists will be housed in Colby College.

You can find out more about the fellowship program here, and more information about the seven-year-old Atlantic Music Festival here.

Above: Colby College. Photo by Roman Boed, used under CC BY 2.0 licence


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