Applications for the 2021 program
Are CLOSED!

Thank you to all the singers who applied to the Institute for the 2021 program.  Applications closed on November 1, 2020.  Applicants will be informed of their status in the next few weeks.

2021 Institute dates: July 10, 2021 – August 6, 2021

Applications for the 2021 Institute for Young Dramatic Voices are now CLOSED

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, 2020.  

Step 2 – All applicants will be notified by mid November  2020, 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  2020.  Due to COVID-19 unfortunately, we will not be able to hold our auditions live.  Therefore, anyone selected for a live audition we will use the video’s supplied in your application.  We will also conduct a short live zoom audition interview to those selected.  We will inform those selected for an audition by the end of November 2020 via email.  In addition, if we are not able to hold our live program in 2021 due to COVID-19, we will offer our program online.  We held a very successful online program during 2020 and we will be prepared to offer it again for 2021.

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 2021 program.  We are not able to consider you for our program unless you complete the application process.  

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 1, 2020.

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