A HAVEN FOR BIG VOICES… JULY 10 – July 31, 2024
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO

Applications for 2025 will open on July 1, 2024

For news updates on our singers, please visit our NEWS tab above.
For a schedule of our summer program public masterclass and concerts, please visit our “Events” tab above.

Institute for Young Dramatic Voices is proudly participating in Artown this summer.  Please see below for performance dates.  You may also visit our “events” tab above.  We hope to see you this summer.

Performance dates: July 18, July 22, and July 30.  Please visit www.artown.org for more information.  You can simply click on the Artown calendar or click on the 2024 Events button below.

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Welcome to IYDV

Born of a desire to train young dramatic singers and help them reach the world stage, the Institute is the brainchild of Dolora Zajick, Rosemary Mathews, and Sarah Agler. It is an innovative 3-week intensive summer program of study generously hosted by the University of Nevada for singers with large or unusual voices ages 15–36 at varying levels of vocal development.

Students study one-on-one with leading coaches and voice teachers who understand the nature of an adolescent voice unfolding in a growing body. The Institute’s carefully selected experts from across the industry work in close collaboration not only with the students, but with each other, to provide a solid foundation of skills a professional singer really needs to embark on and survive a successful operatic career.

In 2013, the Institute developed a partnership with the Wagner Society of Washington DC. The result is the American Wagner Project offering role study, German language diction, and specialized coaching and classes for future Wagnerian singers as well as presenting annual Wagner concerts in Washington and a series of symposia.

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