Emerging Artists Program
2019 Program Dates: July 20, 2019 thru August 4, 2019
The Emerging Artists Program provides aspiring professionals with performance experience and professional training, but is open to singers of any age, who want to perform roles for the first time or to enhance their résumé.
Please note deadlines below for 50% deposit and date of final payment. Late applications WILL be accepted, but primary role consideration will be given to applications received by the March 1 deadline. Both live and recorded auditions will be considered equally when casting our 2018 season. Any LATE MIO payments will be charged a $40 application fee!
50% deposit required by April 1, 2019-remaining 50% required by June 1, 2019.
*Housing and meals are not included. MIO staff will help find participants affordable, safe and clean housing.
A limited number of scholarships are available, and will be given out at the discretion of the MIO staff.
Acceptance into the program does not guarantee a scholarship.
If offered a role and you accept you must be available for the whole duration of the program, and agree to make all MIO payments on time as detailed above.
Application materials will not be returned. Please note that the application fee and tuition payments are non-refundable. PERSONAL CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please pay with money orders, backed by a bank or credit card company, made out to Midwest Institute of Opera (MIO).
What do I need to do to get the maximum benefit from the program?
Your entire role assignment(s) must be fully learned, memorized and translated when the MIO program begins. This includes all chorus parts.
MIO staff reserves the right to pull you off of role assignment(s), rehearsals, performances and masterclasses due to the lack of preparation. The program is intense and moves quickly we do not have time to teach the role to you. This is an opportunity for you to study, create and perform, in a professional setting. The more prepared you are the more you will gain from the program.
All MIO participants should bring personal operatic repertoire to perform in master classes and public concerts.