Summer 2018 Season

Session 1
June 6 – July 1, 2018
Handel Teseo

Session 2
July 4 – July 29, 2018
Handel Radamisto


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 

"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. 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.  


Additional Opportunities

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
  • Houston, Texas – February 10
  • Miami, Florida – February 13-14
  • Boston, Massachusetts – February 15
  • New York, New York – February 16-17
  • Los Angeles, California – February 23
  • Washington, DC – February 24
  • San Francisco, California – February 24
  • Video submissions are due by February 15



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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