MMF Audition Information for the 2018 Season will be announced October 1st.

2017 Studio Program Productions:

Session 2: July 5 – July 30, 2017
Roman Fever, Robert Ward
The Embarrassing Position, Dan Shore

Session 1: June 6 – July 2, 2017
Suor Angelica, G. Puccini


Highlights of the Studio Artist Program

  • Role preparation and performance in Studio one-act opera and/or scenes program with piano or 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 

"MMF was my first official summer program. I had the amazing opportunity to work with Stephanie Rhodes in the Studio Program, cover an Apprentice role, sing in Aria night at the Betsy Hotel, and work with THE Christine Goerke in the Master Class series. Ms. Christine taught me the importance of "making a piece your very own and making no apologies for it." I am very grateful for the experiences I had, the colleagues I got to work with, and the amazing staff/guest artists I had the chance to learn from and be inspired by. " Gwendolyn D. Alfred, soprano Recent solo engagements: HGOco and Houston Symphony Orchestra

"MMF was my first official summer program. I had the amazing opportunity to work with Stephanie Rhodes in the Studio Program, cover an Apprentice role, sing in Aria night at the Betsy Hotel, and work with THE Christine Goerke in the Master Class series. Ms. Christine taught me the importance of "making a piece your very own and making no apologies for it." I am very grateful for the experiences I had, the colleagues I got to work with, and the amazing staff/guest artists I had the chance to learn from and be inspired by. "

Gwendolyn D. Alfred, soprano
Recent solo engagements: HGOco and Houston Symphony Orchestra

Studio Program 

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 with piano or chamber orchestra. 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 Seminar

During the festival, students will have the unique opportunity to attend MMF's yearly Young Artist Program Seminar, an intensive master class, seminar and lecture series covering several days with a focus on navigating the world of Young Artist Programs. Each year, MMF brings in leading young artist program directors in the US to work with participants in a series of master classes and mock auditions, talks on Young Artist Program applications, audition attire, websites and other pertinent information from the perspective of the audition panel. This special course is an invaluable opportunity unique to the MMF Opera Institute, granting singers crucial career advice and expertise. Past presenters have included Michael Heaston, Executive Director of the Lindemann Young Artist Program, and Bradley Moore, Director of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.  


Additional Performance and Educational Opportunities

Zarzuela Program – A select number of vocalists will be accepted by audition to the Miami Music Festival's Zarzuela Project. Singers accepted into this program will receive individual coachings on singing in the style of Zarzuela and will conclude with a special performance.

The Betsy Hotel Series – A select number of performers will participate in concerts at The Betsy Hotel's intimate concert series. Concerts will consist of opera arias, season previews, and Broadway and Zarzuela Night programs. 

Andy Gato Gallery Concert Series – Every participant in the Apprentice and Studio Programs will sing in at least one concert for the Gato Gallery Concert Series. Concerts include opera arias, season previews, and Broadway and Zarzuela Night programs.

Career Institute  An intensive program for a select number of accepted students that require self-motivated participants to develop an arts-based project and business plan, turning best-practices into reality.


2017 Faculty


2017 Live Audition Dates

  • New York City @ NOLA Studios – February 4th
  • Boston, MA – February 5th
  • Houston, TX – February 5th @ HGO Studios
  • Los Angeles, CA – February 6th
  • San Francisco, CA @ SFCM – February, 7th
  • Washington, DC – February 15th
  • Miami, FL @ Barry University – February 17th-18th
  • Pittsburgh @ Carnegie Mellon – January 29th
  • Cleveland Institute of Music – January 30th
  • Oberlin Conservatory – January 30th
  • Ann Arbor, MI @ UM – January 31st
  • Chicago, IL @ Roosevelt – February 1st
  • Bloomington, IN @ IU – February 2nd
  • Manhattan School of Music – February 3rd (MSM students only)

* video submissions due February 15th


Tuition and Fees – Per Session

Studio Program: $3250

Registration Fee: $250

Application Fee: $35

HOUSING FEES – Per session

$850 per person/double-occupancy

$1050 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. 


SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • All singers should prepare two contrasting arias, with at least one being in a foreign language. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Live audition: limited openings available in select audition locations. Please check our yaptracker application for availability.
 


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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