Applications for the 2023 program

 Applications for 2024 will open July 1, 2023

2023 Institute dates: July 10, 2023 – July 31, 2023

Applications for the 2023 Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Dramatic Voices  are 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 and submit the application form on or before the DEADLINE DATE OF OCTOBER 8, 2022.  

Step 2 – All applicants will be notified by late October to early November 2022, whether or not we consider you for a 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 our hard deadline date of October 8, 2022.  Auditions will be held in November  2022.    We will inform those selected for a live audition by  November 1, 2022 via email.  

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 2023 program.  We are not able to consider you for our program unless you complete the application process which includes submitting your application.  No exceptions and/or late applications will not be accepted.