Highlights of the Studio Artist Program
- Role preparation and performance in Studio Opera Production with chamber orchestra
- Opportunity to participate as covers, comprimario or chorus in full-scale mainstage opera productions with orchestra
- Instruction in language, diction, recitative, performance practice, score study, etc.
- Studio Program daily master class opportunities with MMF's distinguished faculty
- Coaching opportunities with opera faculty from the world's leading institutions
- Additional performance opportunities including Opera aria, music theater and Zarzuela concerts
The Studio Program is a personalized summer intensive designed to emphasize the study and application of vocal technique, overall musical development, and performance experience. Studio singers learn to apply the necessary skills of a successful career by study, observation, and real performance experience. Studio Artists are assigned roles to be performed in the Studio productions outlined above and/or a scenes program. Opera productions will be performed with orchestra, scenes programs are performed with piano. With initiatives to launch artists into the next level of personal development, Studio singers also follow a high-level curriculum of daily instruction in languages and diction, recitative, performance practice, score study, movement, daily small-size master classes with MMF faculty, and more. Studio participants may also perform in one or more mainstage productions in chorus or as covers; all participants are guaranteed at least one additional performance outside their assigned role, which may include local concerts of Opera Arias, Musical Theater and Zarzuela, and are guaranteed participation in at least two master classes, in addition to their daily studio class.
Young Artist Program Classes
Participants in each session have the opportunity to attend a special seminar exploring the world of young artist programs. Each year, MMF invites leaders from important young artist programs to discuss topics including the application process, audition attire, repertoire selection, and other pertinent information from the perspective of an audition panel. Through these sessions, students gain crucial career advice and perspective. Past presenters have included Michael Heaston, Executive Director of the Lindemann Young Artist Program, and Bradley Moore, Director of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.
Zarzuela Project – A select number of vocalists will be accepted by audition to the Miami Music Festival's Zarzuela Project. Singers receive individual coachings on the style of Zarzuela and have the opportunity to perform this repertoire in a special concert.
The Betsy-South Beach Chamber Series – A select number of performers participate in The Betsy Hotel's intimate concert series. Concerts consist of opera arias, season previews, and Broadway and Zarzuela programs.
Gato Gallery Concert Series – Every MMF participant has the opportunity to perform in at least one concert in either the Gato Gallery or Cor Jesu Chapel.
Career Institute – Available to all MMF attendees, this intensive career development program requires participants to develop an arts-based project and business plan, turning best practices into reality.
2018 Master Teachers and Voice Faculty
2018 Opera Institute Faculty
Additional Faculty TBA
2018 Live Audition Dates
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – February 5
- Oberlin, Ohio – February 6
- Cleveland, Ohio – February 6
- Ann Arbor, Michigan – February 7
- Chicago, Illinois – February 8
- Bloomington, Indiana – February 9
- Miami, Florida – February 13-14
- Boston, Massachusetts – February 15
- New York, New York – February 16-17
- Houston, Texas – February 17
- Los Angeles, California – February 23
- Washington, DC – February 24
- San Francisco, California – February 24
MMF is still accepting video applications for the Apprentice and Studio Programs.
Tuition and Fees – Per Session
Studio Program: $3250
Registration Fee: $250
Application Fee: $35
HOUSING FEES – Per session
$914 per person/double-occupancy
$1,396 per person/single-occupancy
(Miami residents who choose to reside at home do not pay housing fees)
Meal plans and linen packages also available for purchase.
Partial merit scholarships are available based on audition results. Miami Music Festival also assists students in fundraising and creating campaigns to help defray program costs.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete our YAP Tracker application online. You may select either a Live Audition date or submit a YouTube recording link.
- All singers should prepare two contrasting arias, with at least one being in a foreign language.
Live audition: limited openings available in select audition locations. Please check our yaptracker application for availability.
Video audition: MMF is still accepting video applications for the Apprentice and Studio Programs.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
The Miami Music Institute admits students of any race, color, creed, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, family responsibility, national origin, ancestry, handicap, or religion to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Institute. It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other Institute-administered programs.
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