Application Information

Festival Dates
June 15 – July 13, 2020

All participants are required to attend the full duration of the festival

Festival Cities
Tábor: June 15 – June 28
Prague: June 28 – July 13

Tuition and Accommodation

Tuition: $4,750 USD

Accommodation: $1,175 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.

Early application deadline for early offers: December 31, 2019

Application deadline: January 19, 2020

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

Application Requirements

VOICE: resume, headshot, audition (live or video)

ORCHESTRA: resume, audition (live or video)

COACHING: resume, coaching video

CONDUCTING: cover letter, resume, conducting video

STAGE DIRECTOR: cover letter, resume, interview (live or Skype)

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

Prague Summer Nights 2020 – 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.

New and limited time only: Application Fee Discounts

1) Alumni will receive 50% refund on your application fee
2) Refer a friend and you will both receive $10 reimbursement on your application fee

*both discounts may be applied by the same person, each discount can only be applied once. 
*offer valid until December 15, 2019



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

Applicants may either audition live or submit a video 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.

*A pianist will be provided for voice auditions only. 

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