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Prague Summer Nights 2018 applications are no longer accepted. 

The 2018 festival will be held from June 18 – July 16.

Tuition cost: $4750
Accommodation cost: $1100

Application Deadlines and Fees

Applicants may still submit applications until spots are filled.

Please email Festival Manager, Alexandra Plueckhan at alex@praguesummernights.com 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 28 breakfasts.

Prague Summer Nights is open to students 18 and above.

Online Auditions

Online Auditions

To audition online, fill out the application form, and submit a link to a YouTube video of your audition. Vocalists should submit an audition video with piano accompaniment; instrumentalists should audition without piano. You will receive an email confirming your application.
Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships and financial aid for Prague Summer Nights are available and are determined on a case by case basis. If you wish to be considered for financial aid, please submit a letter to Festival Director, Alexandra Plueckhan at alex@praguesummernights.com stating your reason for financial assistance and a specific amount of aid you are seeking.

Prague Summer Nights 2018 – Application

Application Fees:

All applications received BEFORE OR ON December 15th must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $35. All applications received AFTER December 15th must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 deposit. 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. You will be notified of your audition results by no later than March 1, 2018.

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)

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 with cadenza and three (3) standard, contrasting orchestral excerpts.

*Applicants may also submit existing video of alternative repertoire.

Live Auditions

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Saturday, January 20, 2018
*Location: University of Michigan

Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, January 21, 2018
*Location: Northwestern University

New York, New York
Saturday, February 3, 2018
*Location: New York University, Steinhardt

Bloomington, Indiana
Wednesday, February 7. 2018
*Location: Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music

Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, February 9, 2018
*Location: Arizona State University

Tucson, Arizona
Saturday, February 10, 2018
*Location: University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music

Los Angeles, California
Sunday, February 11, 2018
*Location: University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music

College Park, Maryland
Sunday, February 11, 2018
*Location: University of Maryland, School of Music

Lexington, Kentucky
Sunday, February 18, 2018
*Location: University of Kentucky, Schmidt Vocal Arts Center