Application Information

Festival Dates

June 21 – July 19, 2021

 

Festival Cities

Tábor: June 24 – July 2
Prague: July 2  – July 19

Applications for PSN 2021 are Now Open.

Offers will be made on an ongoing basis

Application Deadline is February 24, 2021.

 

The following opera roles are available: 

Opera: Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni – accepting applications
Masetto – accepting applications
Commendatore –  accepting applications
Leporello – accepting applications
Donna Anna – role filled
Donna Elvira – accepting applications
Zerlina – role filled
Don Ottavio – accepting applications

 

Opera: Le nozze di Figaro 

Count Almaviva –  accepting applications
Countess Almaviva – role filled
Susanna – role filled
Figaro –  accepting applications
Cherubino – role filled
Marcellina –  accepting applications
Bartolo –  accepting applications
Don Basilio –  accepting applications
Don Curzio –  accepting applications
Barbarina –  accepting applications
Antonio –  accepting applications

We are accepting applications for all orchestral instruments, conducting, coaching, stage directing and arts administration applicants. 

Tuition and Accommodation

*Tuition: $4,795 USD

*Accommodation: $1,195 USD

Accommodation is for 28 nights based on double occupancy. This price includes breakfast, ground transportation, a welcome and farewell dinner.

Prague Summer Nights is open to students 18 and above.

 

*Note: Same tuition and fees apply to all festival programs. 

Application Requirements

VOICE: resume, headshot, audition (video only)

ORCHESTRA: resume, 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. We will begin to send out contracts by March 1.

 

Auditions

Auditions

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; instrumentalists should audition without accompaniment. 
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

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; instrumentalists should audition without accompaniment. 

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.

ORCHESTRA: Please prepare one movement of a standard concerto or concert piece, along with three standard orchestral excerpts. 

COACHING: Please prepare 1) a solo piano piece or chamber music selection and 2) an opera aria accompaniment. If it is not possible to submit an aria accompanying a singer, please submit only the accompaniment portion.

Optional Opera Coachings for Singers for 2021 Auditions

Opera Applicants: For the 2021 audition season, we are offering optional coaching sessions with our faculty, as well as recordings of piano parts for auditions for an additional $85. In your application form please select one of the two options below. Coaching sessions will be scheduled as requests are made and we will contact you to confirm scheduling and repertoire.

Option 1:

  • 1 hour coaching
  • Receive a virtual, one hour coaching on your audition repertoire with a member of our coaching faculty.

 

Option 2:

  • 45 minute coaching plus 2 accompaniment tracks
  • Receive a virtual, forty-five minute coaching on your audition repertoire with a member of our coaching faculty. After your session, our coach will record and send an accompaniment track of your two audition pieces.

Live Auditions

Jan 11
Nashville, Tennessee
Location: Vanderbilt University

TBA
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