OREM — The Institute for Young Dramatic Voices is presenting a free concert tonight in Orem.

The group comprises 16 students who were handpicked from across the country by famous Verdi mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick, and directed by 10 other well-respected professionals.

Since July 14, the students, who range in age from 15 to 20 years old, have been in Orem studying voice, diction in four languages, movement, acting, performing skills and musical styles.

The concert, with solo arias and opera scenes, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountain View High School Auditorium on 665 W. Center in Orem.