Information to apply to our 2020 Festival will be available this October
Past 2018-19 Information
June 28 – July 19, 2019
Opera & Conductors Orchestra
June 15 – July 28, 2019
The MMF Orchestra Institute accepts talented young string players for intensive study and performance. Ranging from pre-college to emerging professionals, accepted string players are serious musicians who are planning to enter or are in the process of completing a music program at an accredited institution, or are entering the world of professional auditions. The strings program is aimed at developing the necessary skills for achieving success in a career in the symphonic field.
All string students audition upon arrival for seating placement in the MMF Symphony Orchestra or Conductors & Opera Orchestra, which perform multiple concerts each season. Additional performance opportunities include chamber music concerts and participation in the MMF Concerto Competition.
String players receive private lessons and chamber music coachings with MMF's esteemed faculty and guest teaching artists from such renowned institutions as the Juilliard School, Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and others. MMF also offers masterclasses and seminars in artistry and career objectives for the enterprising string student. Over the course of the festival, students explore solo technique, chamber and collaborative works, and demanding orchestral repertoire.
Full and partial scholarships are available. See below for application information.
STRING STUDIES HIGHLIGHTS
Private lessons and masterclasses with world-renowned faculty and guest teaching artists
Symphonic concerts performed in locations such as the New World Center, Arsht Center and Broad Theatre
Chamber music performances coached by faculty and artists-in-residence
Concerto Competition granting multiple winners a concerto performance with the MMF Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra readings and sectionals covering standard symphonic repertoire
Career management classes given by MMF faculty and visiting artists
Opera & Conductors Orchestra Fellowship
June 15 – July 28, 2019
Participants awarded an Opera & Conductors Orchestra Fellowship receive a full fellowship covering all tuition and housing costs. Fellowship students serve as the primary musicians for all MMF Opera Institute productions and the MMF Conducting Institute, including mainstage and chamber operas, and the orchestral readings and culminating concert performance of the Conducting Institute. In addition, fellowship students receive individual instruction and chamber music coachings, as well as the opportunity to participate in masterclasses and the MMF Concerto Competition.
Fellowship duties for the opera and conducting orchestras take priority over all other MMF activities. Fellows may be asked to participate in a symphonic concert, if needed.
Week1 Rehearsals and performances for opera productions
Week 2 Rehearsals and performance for Conducting Institute orchestra, and rehearsals for the Wagner Institute Concert
Week 3 Rehearsals and performance for Wagner Institute (combined with Symphony Orchestra)
Weeks 4 and 5 Rehearsals and performances of opera productions
*Faculty is subject to change
STRING CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
MMF places significant importance on the study and performance of chamber music. The chamber music program frequently collaborates with faculty artists, as well as the MMF Piano Institute, exploring chamber music in a wide range of instrumentations and styles.
Students audition for placement and rotation, and ensembles are coached by faculty and visiting artists. Performance opportunities include weekly chamber concerts at Barry University and The Betsy South Beach.
Winners of the Concerto Competition have the opportunity to perform as soloist with the full MMF Symphony Orchestra in a public concert. Concerto auditions are heard by a panel of the faculty and visiting artists, which selects multiple winners each season. Students may audition with one movement of any concerto from the Classical through Romantic eras.
2019 Live Audition Dates
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- March 1
Tuition and Fees
Registration Fee $250.00
Application Fee $35.00
Per person/double occupancy $860.00
Per person/single occupancy $1,261.00
Miami residents who choose to reside at home do not pay housing fees.
HOW TO APPLY
One movement of a standard concerto or similar solo work
Three standard orchestral excerpts (chosen by applicant)
Video recordings should be recorded during the last year and must not contain any audio edits
Video Audition-Still Accepting Applications for Strings and Harp
* Piano accompaniment is not required but may be used for the solo work.
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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