The Miami International Music Academy (MIMA) The Academy, is an intense, highly individualized institution for piano that offers a thorough and comprehensive program of music instruction for talented young pianists who show the potential to pursue a professional career in music. The Academy aims to train exceptional young artists for international piano competitions and entrance into leading music institutions at the College level.
The Academy accepts seven students selected from a highly competitive field on the basis of a performance audition, heard by the faculty. Acceptance is based on artistic and technical merit, as well as the number of available openings in the division. The students, chosen annually, from the 2012-13 academic year will have the opportunity to study with a distinguished artist-faculty that includes Kemal Gekic, Ivan Davis, Susan Starr, Tian Ying, JB Floyd, Roberta Rust, and Margarita Shevchenko, in addition to biweekly guest appearances by other international and local artists.
The distinguished artists come for a week at a
time and give daily private lessons and master classes to the fortunate seven students. The students receive inspiration, opportunities and guidance in every aspect of concert and artistic life. In addition the students will study chamber music, theory, ear training, and performance awareness classes. Away from the pressures of the outside world, students are able to learn and work in a relaxed, stimulating environment.
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