It is our strong belief that admittance to the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices be based solely on merit and musical potential – regardless of ability to pay. Generous contributions from sponsors, donors, and foundations allow us to offer the summer program free of tuition to participants except for the Discovery and Introductory programs, which have a $500 tuition fee.

The following is the breakdown of the 2023 fees – subject to change and intended only as a guideline.

2023 IYDV fees


Tuition: $500
Room and Board*: $504/week


Tuition: $300
Room and Board*: $504/week


Tuition: No Fee
Room and Board*: $504/week

Emerging Artist

Tuition: No Fee
Room and Board*: $504/week

Young Pro.

Tuition: No Fee
Room and Board*: No Fee


Commuters pay a $300 fee***

* the $300 is a flat fee

American Wagner Project

If you are selected for this program, the Wagner Society of Washington DC will cover your tuition, but you will be responsible for room and board.

Room and board:  $504/week*

*Room and Board Fee is for those who choose to stay in dorms at University of Nevada Reno and includes a meal plan.  Participants may choose to find their own accommodations at a hotel or Air B&B. Those who do are responsible for their own daily transportation. Minors staying at the dorms are required to stay with an IYDV assigned chaperone OR they can stay with their parents and/or guardian(s) off campus.

** For participants who provide their own transportation there is no additional fee.  However, you are responsible for purchasing a parking permit which is NOT included in the weekly rate.

*** Commuter fee – singers who are NOT staying at the dorms and therefore commute to the Institute will be charged this fee regardless of how long you will be at the institute.  Those commuting are welcome to join the group for meals by paying at the door.

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