We are very happy to announce, that with the support of the City of Miami Beach, The Miami Beach School Board, and the Betsy Hotel, Miami Music Festival is moving to a new location. The festivals student/faculty housing, rehearsal spaces, and performance venues will now be located blocks away from the clear blue water and white sandy beaches of Miami Beach. You will be surrounded by historic buildings, boutiques, culinary hot spots, and vibrant nightlife. Don't want to walk or wish to explore outside the district? Take the Citywide Free trolley which stops in front of MMF student apartments and MMF facilities.
This move will provide more facilities and space for MMF to continue to thrive and prosper. It will also give students the opportunity to perform in one of the most iconic cities in the country, and draw their audience from a population rich with locals and tourists seeking cultural and artistic experiences.
Please read below for details on location and venues. Be sure to follow our MMF Location video series on our Facebook and Instagram as our alumni, staff, and faculty will be showing you around the new location and updating you on new Performance Venues, Sponsors, and Partnerships.
Tradewinds Apartment Hotel is directly across the street from Miami Music Festival’s rehearsal spaces and less than a 5 minute walk to the beach. Tradewinds Hotel features 160 luxurious boutique studios, one and two-bedroom apartment suites for MMF festival students and staff.
Apartments are fully furnished and include:
Complementary shuttle from/to Miami International Airport (MIA) only
On-site laundry facilities
Miami Beach’s largest Grocery Store Publix is within a 5 minute walking distance. Residents may also use Miami Beach’s Trolley for free to get around town.
MMF enjoys a successful partnership with South Beach's premiere boutique hotel, The Betsy-South Beach. Together, the Festival and The Betsy host a regular performance series of intimate chamber concerts and recitals. This partnership is committed to bringing year-round music to Miami featuring the best and brightest alumni, faculty and guest artists across institutes including vocalists, pianists, instrumentalists, chamber groups, ensembles and more.
The Betsy–South Beach is a dedicated sponsor and official host hotel of Miami Music Festival. For directions and information, visit The Betsy-South Beach's website. Betsy South Beach
Miami Beach Senior High is the MMF’s central location for rehearsals, and is located in heart of the South Beach Distrcit, across from the Miami Beach Convention Center and Botanical Gardens. MBSH is equipped with numerous rehearsal spaces for Orchestra, Stagings, Master classes and Private Lessons. After rehearsals, MBSH is only a 5-minute walk to the beach, Lincoln Road, museums, gourmet restaurants and endless activities.
The New World Center is located one block north of Lincoln Road on South Beach and is home to the New World Symphony, a leading cultural institution. This critically acclaimed theater designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry in 2011 utilizes cutting-edge technology, stunning acoustics, and generates audiences from around the world. The New World Center brings many of the leading classical soloists, composers, and conductors of this era to Miami.
Temple Emanu-El is considered one of the most beautiful synagogues in America. Its impressive and eclectic Byzantine and Moorish architecture features a rotunda building and copper dome that stands more than ten stories tall.
Temple Emanu-El stands as a vibrant, historic congregation in the heart of famous South Beach. Throughout the years the synagogue has been visited by thousands of tourists and continues to welcome them with open arms. Further, it has hosted many notable statesmen and religious leaders, among them President Ronald Reagan, President Bill Clinton, Senator Henry M. Jackson, the Dalai Lama, and Desmond Tutu. Temple Emanu-El’s contributions to the beauty of South Beach were celebrated by the Miami Beach Beautification Committee which bestowed the 2010 Beautification Award on the synagogue.
The Miami Beach Woman’s Club, located next to the Miami Beach Senior High and Tradewind Apartments is one of Miami’s historic event spaces. The premiere event space shines as one of the original examples of early Miami Beach, and features gorgeous original elements such as the unique chandeliers, gorgeous oversized Mediterranean entry doors and vaulted beamed ceilings.
The Miami Community Church is directly on Lincoln Road in heart of Miami Beach. The beautiful sanctuary will serve as a main location for MMF Concerts for Opera Aria Concerts, Masterclasses, and Chamber Music Events.