Application Information

Festival Dates

June 19 – June 27, 2021


Festival Cities

Alexandria, VA

Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival is no longer accepting applications for a one-week Residency just minutes from Washington, D.C., June 19 – June 27, 2021 culminating in outdoor performances of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.

Covid-19 vaccinations will be required for participation.

All opera roles have been filled:

Opera: Die Zauberflöte

Tamino – role filled

Papageno – role filled

Pamina – role filled

Queen of the Night – role filled

Sarastro – role filled

First Lady – role filled

Second Lady – role filled

Third Lady – role filled

Monostatos – role filled

First Spirit – role filled

Second Spirit – role filled

Third Spirit – role filled

Papagena – role filled

We are accepting applications for conducting, coaching and arts administration applicants. 


*Tuition: $1,000 USD

Accommodation is not included.

Application Requirements

VOICE: resume, headshot, audition (video only)

COACHING: resume, audition (video only)

CONDUCTING: cover letter, resume, conducting video

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

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

Prague Summer Nights 2021 – Application

Application Fees:

All applications received must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $50. If you are accepted to the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival, 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.




Every applicant must fill out the application form and submit an online video audition if required. To audition online, submit a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video link of your audition. Singers should audition with piano or pre-recorded backing tracks. 

Auditions for the 2021 festival will be held virtually.

All applicants will submit links to their audition videos. Singers should audition with piano or pre-recorded backing tracks. 

Audition Repertoire

OPERA: Please prepare two contrasting arias of your choice. Applicants who would like to be considered for principal roles should prepare an aria from that role.

COACHING: Please prepare a solo piano piece. Submit video of work with a singer or instrumentalist, if it is available. 

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