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 $300 tuition fee.

The following is the breakdown of the 2021 fees and intended only as a guideline.

2021 IYDV fees


Tuition: $300
Room and Board*: $500/week


Tuition: $300
Room and Board*: $500/week


Tuition: No Fee
Room and Board*: $500/week


Tuition: No Fee
Room and Board*: $500/week

Young Pro.

Tuition: No Fee
Room and Board*: No Fee


Commuters pay a $300 fee to cover costs

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 Fee is for those who choose to stay in dorms at University of Nevada Reno. 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 are required to either stay at the dorms with a IYDV assigned chaperone OR with their parents and/or guardian(s).

** For participants who provide their own transportation and parking, there is no additional fee.

*** Singers who live in the area and therefore commute to the Institute are welcome to join the group for meals by purchasing meal cards at the cafeteria.

**** Those paying with PayPal please add 3% to the amount to cover PayPal Fees (4% for international payments)