Detailed Composition Program Overview

A typical day at Prague Summer Nights will include an individual lesson with an accomplished composer, or a group session/workshop for all compositions students. You will spend at least 1 block of 2.5 hours a day observing PSN program rehearsals to to learn how coaches intensively work with singers and musicians, and to see an opera or instrumental performance come to life. Enjoy lunches and dinners with festival musicians and faculty, including conductors, vocal coaches, and stage directors. You will have scheduled time with a group of assigned musicians to rehearse your works, and prepare them for performance. Take advantage of the gorgeous program setting to be inspired to compose.


  • Daily individual lessons with a distinguished composer and visiting faculty
  • Masterclasses with a renowned Czech composer
  • Deepen your musical knowledge by observing opera, orchestral, and chamber music rehearsals and coaching, and by attending masterclasses in the voice and instrumental programs
  • Individual sessions with festival conductors on score preparation
  • Feedback on your music from conductors, stage directors, and vocal and instrumental faculty, and from festival musicians
  • Workshops on entrepreneurship and career


All access to Prague Summer Nights program rehearsals

  • Staging
  • Voice coaching and lessons
  • Orchestra rehearsals
  • Chamber music coachings and rehearsals

Practical Work Experience

  • work with singers and instrumental musicians
  • prepare musicians for the performance of one of your pieces


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