Information to apply to our 2020 Festival will be available this October

Past 2018-19 Season Information

Highlights of the High School Vocal Program:

  • Weekly voice lessons and coachings in a variety of musical genres

  • Participation in MMF concerts including Music Theater, Opera and Zarzuela, and a High School only concert program

  • Participation in MMF mainstage and/or Studio opera productions in chorus or child/teenage roles

  • Attend all MMF master classes led by world-renowned teaching artists (past master classes have been led by Sherrill Milnes, Christine Goerke, Alan Held, Bradley Moore, Jeremy Frank, Stephanie Rhodes, Manny Perez, Anthony Manoli, and more)

  • Sessions on college audition process and selection of repertoire

  • Instruction in ear-training, sight-singing, diction, acting, and movement for singers

Summer 2019 Season

Session 1 June 5 – June 30, 2019
Session 2 July 2 – July 28, 2019

Mozart | Magic Flute- Session 1 and 2
Mozart | Le nozze di Figaro- Session 1 and 2
Muhly | Dark Sisters- Session 1
Golijov | Ainadamar- Session 1
Monteverdi | L'incoronazione di Poppea- Session 1
Lully | Armide- Session 2

"It was such a wonderful experience to be surrounded by so much talent. It was truly a great honor and I look forward to participating next year! "   Valeria Vega , 2016 High School Participant as Miles in Britten's  The Turn of the Screw

"It was such a wonderful experience to be surrounded by so much talent. It was truly a great honor and I look forward to participating next year! "

Valeria Vega, 2016 High School Participant as Miles in Britten's The Turn of the Screw

High School Vocal Program

In addition to our Apprentice and Studio programs, the Miami Music Festival offers a select group of passionate young High School singers the opportunity to learn alongside college and pre-professional level musicians, all while studying under faculty assembled from the world's leading music institutions and universities.  

Each four-week session includes lessons, coachings, classes in languages, diction, musicianship; performance opportunities in MMF concerts and mainstage productions

Students study and perform a wide variety of music including Musical Theatre, Art Song, Zarzuela, and Opera.

Students also receive classes and faculty guidance in preparing for college or school auditions.



10am–11am General musicianship, ear-training/sight-singing and Italian diction. 

11am–12pm Voice lesson/coaching or group class

12pm–1pm Special Interest sessions (master classes, guest lectures on music history, performance practice, pedagogy, or language class)

1pm–2pm Lunch

2pm–4pm Rehearsal for Recital/Scenes Programs

Tech week schedule TBD

2019 Faculty

2019 Audition Dates

  • Miami, Florida – February 5-6

  • Boston, Massachusetts – February 7

  • New York, New York – February 8-9

  • Washington, DC – February 15

  • Houston, Texas – February 16

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – February 17

  • Oberlin, Ohio – February 18

  • Cleveland, Ohio – February 18

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan – February 19

  • Chicago, Illinois – February 20

  • Bloomington, Indiana – February 21

  • Los Angeles, California – February 23

  • San Francisco, California – February 24

Video Deadline- February 15

Tuition and Fees

Single Session: $2000
Both Sessions: $3500
Registration Fee $250
Application Fee: $35 


Housing and Meal Plans

$914 per person/double-occupancy
$1395 per person/single-occupancy 

Meal Plan $627

All underage students living in dorms must purchase the Barry University Meal Plan.


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.

Housing is offered by Tradewind Apartments

Rooms are fully furnished with a shared or community bathroom. Single rooms with a private or shared bath are available at an additional cost; single rooms are limited and are given on a first come/first serve basis. Apartments have kitchens, refrigerators or microwaves. All rooms are air-conditioned and include amenities such as wi-fi, laundry, an outdoor swimming pool.

MMF assigns appointed in-house residents who provide students with campus resources and plan group activities for participants. In addition to multiple practice rooms available, students are able to practice in their apartments during designated hours. Quiet hours are held Monday-Friday between 10:00pm-7:00am.

All students in MMF dorm housing must provide a $100 security deposit at the time of check-in. The security deposit can be paid in cash, or with a check made out to: Miami Music Festival, INC Security deposits will be returned upon check-out.


The MMF provides specially supervised housing on a limited basis for students ages 14 to 17 (students must be 14 as of June 1st, 2019). Students age 14 to 17 who wish to live in the School’s supervised housing must provide written parental permission on the housing questionnaire and on the underage agreement. Students living in MMF Housing for underage students are subject to the special rules and regulations of that residence hall, including nightly 11 pm bed checks. These rules and regulations will be posted, distributed, and discussed with the underage students. Violation of these regulations or demonstration of a lack of sufficient maturity by any student will result in a meeting with the Artistic Director, Admissions Director, and/ or the Artistic Operations Manager and possible expulsion. In the event of expulsion from School Housing, the parent is responsible for all arrangements necessary to remove the student within forty-eight hours of notification. Participants under the age of 15 may only reside in student housing with a parent or guardian who will be responsible for the same housing fees.  


MMF requires a parent or a legal guardian to either be in residence in on or off-campus housing with any student under the age of 15 for the entire session. If parents choose to grant permission to a legal guardian, the guardian must be at least 21 years of age and cannot be a student of the MMF. An authorization of guardianship form must be submitted to the Admissions Director, including a statement signed by the parent giving responsibility of the child to the guardian. This form must also be signed by the guardian, stating that s/ he will accept responsibility for the child. Each case will be considered separately and approval given on an individual basis


Please complete our online application. Apply here

You may select either a Live Audition date or submit a YouTube recording link.


Two contrasting works consisting of an Art Song or Musical Theater. 



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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