Application Information

Applicants may either audition live or submit an online audition with a YouTube link.


Applications are currently closed

Applications for Prague Summer Nights 2020 will be accepted starting in November 2019 


Please email Festival Manager, Alexandra Plueckhan at with questions regarding the application process.

Tuition and Accommodation

Tuition: $4,750 USD

Accommodation: $1,100 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.

Prague Summer Nights 2019 – Dates

June 17 – July 15, 2019

Tabor: June 17 – June 30
Prague: June 30 – July 15

Application Requirements

VOICE: resume, headshot, list of references, audition (live or video)

ORCHESTRA: resume, list of references, audition (live or video)

COACHING: resume, list of references, coaching video

CONDUCTING: cover letter, resume, list of references, conducting video

STAGE DIRECTOR: resume, list of references, interview (live or Skype)

ARTS ADMINISTRATION: cover letter, resume, list of references, interview (live or Skype)

COMPOSITION: coverletter, resume, three (3) samples of writing for voice and chamber ensembles, including at least one piece practical for workshopping and performance during the festival

Prague Summer Nights 2019 – 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.



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

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.

*A pianist will be provided for voice auditions only. 

Live Auditions

Jan 12
Nashville, Tennessee
Location: Vanderbilt University

Jan 19
Spokane, Washington
Location: Whitworth University

Feb 1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Location: University of Michigan

Feb 2
Chicago, Illinois
Location: Roosevelt University

Feb 7
Los Angeles, California
Location: University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music

Feb 9
New York, New York
Location: New York University, Steinhardt

Feb 16
Boston, Massachusetts 
Location: New England Conservatory of Music

Feb 17
Rochester, New York
Location: Eastman School of Music

Feb 21
Lexington, Kentucky
Location: University of Kentucky, Schmidt Vocal Arts Center

Feb 23
Bloomington, Indiana
Location: Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music