Application Information

Washington, DC Residency Dates

May 27 – June 5, 2022

Festival Cities

Alexandria & Castleton, VA

Czech Republic Festival Dates

June 20 – July 18, 2022

Festival Cities

Tábor: June 20 – July 2

Prague: July 2  – July 18

All participants in either program are required to attend the full duration of that festival

Applications for PSN 2022 open now.

Apply now! Early offers made to outstanding applicants.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications now due

February 15, 2022.

Please email Festival Manager, Adam Jackson at with questions regarding the application process.

United States – Tuition

*Tuition: $1,375 USD

Accommodation is not included. Assistance finding local housing might be available.

Czech Republic – 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.

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 2022 – 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

2022 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