Be a part of this year's Mildred Miller International Voice Competition as we search for America's best singers. Young professionals aged 18–35 compete for cash prizes and solo roles in SummerFest 2016.
Join host Anna Singer and an esteemed panel of judges, including Mildred Miller Posvar, Marianne Cornetti, Robert Chafin, Robert Croan, Eugene Perry, and Maria Spacagna, as they select three winners, in public sessions on November 7–8, 2015.
Saturday 07 November 2015
11:00 am–1:00 pm and 3:00–5:00 pm
Mellon Institute Auditorium
4400 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
(entrance on Bellefield Ave opposite Heinz Chapel)
Metered spaces are available on Bellefield and Dithridge Avenues.
Final Round and VIP Party
General admission tickets on Sunday include the finals round and presentation of prizes. Please also join us for a private reception with Mildred Miller Posvar and the winners immediately following the competition in a lovely Schenley Farms Historic District home.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
|Preferred Seating and VIP Reception||$125|
|Students (must show valid ID at door)||Free|
The Frick Art & Historical Center
7227 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh PA 15208
Convenient free parking is available in the Frick's attended parking lot.
Parking for the semi-finals on Saturday at Mellon Institute is available on the street along Bellefield Avenue (pay station meters), and also in the Dithridge Street parking garage, located directly behind Mellon Institute.
Free parking for the finals is available in the Frick's attended parking lot.
Enjoy an intimate reception with Opera Theater founder Mildred Miller Posvar and the competition winners in a lovely Schenley Farms Historic District home immediately following the presentation of prizes. A VIP ticket for $125 provides priority seating for the competition as well as the private reception. The address for the reception will be sent to ticket holders.
Three prizes will be awarded
- First Prize of $5,000, plus an optional $3,000 SummerFest contract
- Second Prize of $3,000, plus an optional $3,000 SummerFest contract
- Third Prize of $1,000, plus an optional $3,000 SummerFest contract
Winners from previous years, including Andrey Nemzer, Juan José de León, and Shannon Kessler Dooley, have recently appeared in roles with the Metropolitan Opera. What talented singer will follow them this year?
The Mildred Miller International Voice Competition is part of OPERA America's National Opera Week.
Information for Contestants
Eligible singers interested in participating in the Competition should review the event guidelines.
The 2014 Competition in Photos
Photographs by Amy Crawford