Still Accepting Applications for the Following Open Role

L'incoronazione di Poppea- Session 1

Fortuna, Goddess of Fortune- Soprano
Lucano, Nero's friend (Tenor or Soprano)
Valletto, young attendant- Soprano

Armide- Session 2

Hidraot- Baritone
Renaud (Tenor or Soprano)
La Sagesse- Soprano
Chevalier Danois (Tenor or Soprano)

MMF Opera Studio Program

Session 1 June 5 – June 30, 2019
Session 2 July 3 – 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

Studio Program 

World Renowned Soprano Linda Watson giving a Masterclass in the 2018 Miami Music Festival.

World Renowned Soprano Linda Watson giving a Masterclass in the 2018 Miami Music Festival.

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

Sandra Lopez- MMF Studio Program Director

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.

Additional Opportunities

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 Master Teachers and Voice Faculty

2019 Opera Institute 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 – Per Session

Studio Program: $3250

Registration Fee: $250

Application Fee: $35

HOUSING FEES – Per session

Per person/double occupancy $945.00
Per person/single occupancy $1,890.00

(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.


Singers and Collaborative Pianists - Please apply through our YAP Tracker Application:  Apply Here
Interns and Assistant Directors- apply here.


  • 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.


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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