MMF Opera Studio Program
Session 1 June 5 – June 30, 2019
Session 2 July 2 – July 28, 2019
Monteverdi | L'incoronazione di Poppea- Session 1
Lully | Armide- Session 2
Highlights of the Studio Artist Program
Role preparation and performance in Studio Opera Production with chamber 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, Musical Theater and Zarzuela Concerts
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.
Sandra Lopez- MMF Studio Program Director
Internationally acclaimed soprano Sandra Lopez has made her mark on the classical music scene in a wide variety of repertoire. A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program, she has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera in numerous roles which include Catherine in Bolcom's VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Frasquita in CARMEN, 4th Maid in ELEKTRA, Tebaldo in DON CARLO, Flower Maiden in PARSIFAL, covers including Liu/TURANDOT, Marguerite/FAUST, Nedda/I PAGLIACCI, and Roberta Alden for the world premiere of AMERICAN TRAGEDY, among others.
Ms. Lopez has been the recipient of numerous prizes, awards, and grants, including Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition, and subsequently a Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist, the Grand Prize Winner of the Florida Grand Opera Young Patroness Association, First Prize at the Palm Beach Opera Competition, Career Grant Recipient from the George London Foundation and the Beau Bogan Foundation, and World Finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Competition.
Ms. Lopez is also a lover of Spanish song repertoire and Zarzuela, and regularly performs concerts, recitals, galas, and fully-staged performances of this unique repertoire.
Zarzuela Project – A select number of vocalists will be accepted by audition to the Miami Music Festival's Zarzuela Program. Singers receive individual coachings on the style of Zarzuela and have the opportunity to perform this repertoire in a special concert led by our Zarzuela Program Director, Roberto Berrocal.
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.
2019 Faculty TBD
2018 Master Teachers and Voice Faculty
2018 Opera Institute Faculty
Additional Faculty TBA
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 – Per Session
Studio Program: $3250
Registration Fee: $250
Application Fee: $35
HOUSING FEES – Per session
$914 per person/double-occupancy
$1,396 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.
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
All singers should prepare two contrasting arias, with at least one being in a foreign language.
Live audition: limited openings available in select audition locations. Please check our yaptracker application for availability.
Video audition: MMF is still accepting video applications for the Apprentice and Studio Programs.
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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