Applications for the 2022 program

 Applications will close on November 1, 2021.  

2022 Institute dates: July 10, 2022 – July 30, 2022

Applications for the 2022 Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Dramatic Voices will open on August 1, 2021

The Institute is a training program for singers who are seriously interested in pursuing an international career in opera. IYDV is open to all levels of development with preference given to large or unusual voices (U.S., Canada, Europe, or internationally).  We look for singers with musical and voice potential, and communicative instincts. We are interested in beginners with no experience as well as those who have had considerable training.

Applying to the Institute involves 4 steps:

Step 1 – complete the application form, DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1, 2021.  

Step 2 – All applicants will be notified by mid November 2021, whether or not you are considered for live audition.

Step 3 – live auditions will be held in select cities across the US. Locations for live auditions will be determined by who is selected and where they live. We will notify you of the locations available if you are selected for a live audition.  Applicants must complete and submit their application by November 1st.  Auditions will be held in December  2021.  Due to COVID-19 we will wait to announce live audition locations whether they be live or online.  Therefore, anyone selected for a live audition we will notify you closer to December if it will be live or online depending the status of COVID-19 at that time.  We will inform those selected for an audition by the end of November 2021 via email.  Our intention is to hold a live 2022 program, however, that will depend on the status of COVID-19 next summer, but we are capable of providing a quality program online if necessary as we have the past 2 summers.

Step 4 – singers selected to participate in the Institute will be notified, usually by mid-March

To Apply: New Students (all levels)

All new students who wish to apply to the Institute must fill out an application form and send supporting materials.

Please follow the link below (click on the blue “submit your application” button below) to register (for a new account), complete, and submit your application to IYDV for the 2022 program.  We are not able to consider you for our program unless you complete the application process.  No exceptions and/or late applications will not be accepted.