Application Information


Live auditions have concluded. Offers are currently being made. Applications remain open until all positions filled.

All instruments currently available. Still seeking applicants for the following roles:

Studio: Count Almaviva, Bartolo, Don Giovanni, Leporello, Masetto, Commandatore

Academy: Papageno, Sarastro, Monostatos, Second Spirit. 


Alexandria, Va Residency Dates

June 1 – 11, 2023

Festival Cities

Alexandria & Castleton, VA

Czech Republic Festival Dates

June 17 – July 17, 2023

Festival Cities

Tábor: June 17 – 30

Prague: July 1  – 17

All participants must attend the full duration of the festival.

Applications for PSN 2023 are now open!

We are accepting applications for arts administration applicants. Cover positions are being considered for all opera roles. Please email Festival Manager, Derek Maseloff at with questions regarding the application process.

United States – Tuition

*Tuition: $1,575.00 USD

Alexandria Summer Nights is pleased to offer accommodation for all participants via host family.

Czech Republic – Tuition and Accommodation

*Tuition: $4,995 USD

*Accommodation: $1,395 USD

Accommodation is for 30 nights based on double or triple occupancy. This price includes breakfast, ground transportation, a welcome and farewell dinner.

Prague Summer Nights is open to students 18 and above.

Application Requirements

VOICE: resume, headshot, audition (video)

ORCHESTRA: resume, audition (video)

COACHING: resume, audition (video)

CONDUCTING: cover letter, resume, conducting video

STAGE DIRECTOR: cover letter, resume, interview (Skype)

ARTS ADMINISTRATION: cover letter, resume, interview (Skype)

Prague Summer Nights 2023 – Application

Application Fees:

All applications received must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $50 for application to a single festival/residency or $75 for applications to both festivals. If you are accepted to the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival or Washington, D.C. Residency, you will receive an email notifying you of your acceptance. Additionally, you will receive a contract with the payment schedule, inclusions, exclusions, and all other pertinent information. We will begin to send out contracts by March 1.




Every applicant must fill out the application form and choose to audition live or online. To audition online, submit a link to a YouTube video of your audition. Vocalists should submit an audition video with piano accompaniment; instrumentalists should audition without piano. 
Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial aid for Prague Summer Nights is available and will be determined on a case by case basis. If you wish to be considered for financial aid, please submit your aid request by clicking here

2023 auditions are virtual only. Applicants must audition with a YouTube link.

Audition Repertoire

VOICE: Please prepare two (2) contrasting arias of your choice. Applicants who would like to be considered for principal roles must prepare an aria from that role.

ORCHESTRA: Please prepare one movement of a standard concerto and three (3) standard, contrasting orchestral excerpts.

COACHING: Please prepare 1) a solo piano piece or chamber music selection and 2) accompany a singer for an operatic aria.

Live Auditions

Jan 11
Nashville, Tennessee
Location: Vanderbilt University

Bloomington, Indiana
Location: Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music

Feb 9
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Location: University of Michigan

Feb 3
Chicago, Illinois
Location: Roosevelt University

Jan 18
Los Angeles, California
Location: University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music

Feb 1
New York, New York
Location: New York University, Steinhardt

Feb 8
Rochester, New York
Location: Eastman School of Music

Feb 15
Lexington, Kentucky
Location: University of Kentucky, Schmidt Vocal Arts Center