Our 2019 season will be announced on October 1, 2018

Vocal Collaborative Institute

Past Summer 2018 Season

Session 1

June 6 – July 1, 2018

Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos
Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream
Purcell Dido and Aeneas (Double Bill)
Menotti The Medium (Double Bill) 

Session 2

July 4 – July 29, 2018

Puccini La Rondine
Corigliano The Ghosts of Versailles

Vocal Collaborative Piano Institute

A select group of pianists will have the opportunity to participate in the Vocal Collaborative Piano Institute on full scholarship with housing. Pianists interested in gaining knowledge and experience in the operatic field as vocal coaches, accompanists, repetiteurs, assistant conductors and prompters will have the unique opportunity to study and work alongside leading professionals from the opera industry.

Pianists interested in being selected as a Collaborative Pianist for the Wagner Institute are encouraged to apply early for an audition during the Wagner Institute auditions (see Wagner application for more information).


  • Gain experience as a repetiteur for mainstage opera productions, auditions and masterclasses under the guidance of festival conductors and head coaches
  • Hands-on participation in seminars and masterclasses on topics including following a conductor, score reading, prompting, accompanying, playing for auditions, and more
  • Classes on practical career strategies including auditions, resume building, university teaching and networking
  • Instruction in languages and diction
  • Coaching opportunities with MMF Opera Institute singers


Up to five Vocal Collaborative pianists will be awarded Assistant Conductor fellowship positions in the MMF Opera Institute which includes a full-tuition scholarship and housing.

How to Apply

Please see our online YAP Tracker Applications

Applicants must be prepared to play and sing simultaneously from the repertoire listed below and may be asked to play live vocal auditions at sight. Students wishing to study in the collaborative program who are not awarded Assistant Conductor positions may still participate in the MMF Piano Institute as a Vocal Collaborative major (tuition and housing fees apply).

Collaborative pianists wishing to apply for Assistant Conductor positions for the Apprentice/Studio Program should prepare one of the following excerpts:

  • Puccini, La Bohème: Act 1 – beginning to Benoît's entrance
  • Mozart, Don Giovanni sextet

Collaborative pianists wishing to apply for Assistant Conductor positions within the Wagner Institute should prepare the following excerpts:

  • “Mild und leise,” Tristan und Isolde
  • “Dich, teure Halle,” Tannhäuser
  • “Weiche, Wotan, weich,” Das Rheingold
  • “Winterstürme,” Die Walküre

* Applicants may also be asked to play live auditions at sight during one of the live audition dates. 

Pianists without experience in the opera field who wish to apply to the Vocal Collaborative program as part of the Piano Institute should prepare:

  • One solo work of your choice

Tuition and Fees

Fellowship Positions

Tuition $0

Housing $0

Registration Fee $0

Application Fee $35

Non-Fellowship Position per session

Tuition $2,000


Per person/double occupancy $850.00

Per person/single occupancy $1,050.00

* Additional tuition scholarships may be awarded for non-fellowship positions. 


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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