Join us on October 29th and 30th for the sixth annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition as we search for America's best singers. Young professionals aged 18–32 compete for cash prizes and solo roles in SummerFest 2017.



Semi-Final Round

Saturday 29 October 2016
11:00 am–1:00 pm and 3:00–6:00 pm

Free admission

Join an esteemed panel of judges as they select finalists, in public sessions on 29 October 2016.

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

Sunday 30 October 2016
2:00–5:00 pm

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 special location we can't reveal just yet!

  General Admission   $35
  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.



Enjoy an intimate reception with Opera Theater founder Mildred Miller Posvar and the competition winners in a lovely historic 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, plus an optional SummerFest contract
  • Second Prize, plus an optional SummerFest contract
  • Third Prize, plus an optional 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.