A Message From Michael Rossi, Founder and Artistic Director
Dear Esteemed Patrons,
Thank you for your consideration of becoming involved in the Miami
Classical Music Festival. Our mission is to provide affordable, world-
class musical instruction and ground-breaking performance experiences
to young artists and the South Florida region and we are excited that you
are considering joining us.
The Miami Classical Music Festival brings more than 300 young artists
to Miami Beach from over 25 countries for nine weeks of study and
performance experiences each summer. Since our 2014 inception,
MCMF has established itself as one of the fastest-growing and most
important classical music festivals in the country, presenting 70+ public
events each summer, including fully-staged operas, symphonic concerts,
chamber music recitals, and masterclasses where highly talented young artists are front and center. MCMF’s Wagner Institute is
one of the most unique aspects of the Festival, alongside more traditional Instructional programs focussed on areas of classical
musicianship such as Opera, Broadway and Zarzuela, Orchestral Performance, Conducting, Piano, and Music Business.
MCMF engages over 10,000 South Florida audience members through unique cultural offerings during the summer months which
is the off-season for many local performing arts groups. The program utilizes the city’s world-class cultural facilities, a supportive
cultural environment, and a strong music community to create a fulfilling experience for both artists on-stage and the audience.
“MCMF has further elevated Miami Beach’s status as an international arts and culture destination with these summer-long
classical music performances’ the first of many” ~ Miami Beach Mayor, Dan Gelber
With new support from the City of Miami Beach, the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade County Public
Schools, and new foundation and donor support, we will further our mission to make the Miami Classical Music Festival a world-
renowned destination for these talented artists to blossom and to provide the very best innovative performances to the South
We hope that you will join us.
Artistic Director and Founder
Miami Classical Music Festival