Upper Midwest Region and Minnesota District Auditions Supporters

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are made possible through your generous donations to the Minnesota District and the Upper Midwest Region Auditions. Your donations cover expenses to hold the local auditions: monetary awards to support Audition winners, accompanist fees, hall rental, and administrative and judges’ expenses. We encourage you to donate today and also consider a planned gift to support opera in the future. We thank the following individuals, organizations and our sponsors for their contributions:


  • Judson and Barbara Bemis Upper Midwest Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
  • Twin Cities Opera Guild, Inc.
  • Twin Cities Opera Guild Arleen Carlson Memorial Award
  • Twin Cities Opera Guild Jean Lemberg Memorial Award

Individual Contributors

  • Arlene Goodman Alm
  • Anonymous
  • Jerold and Donna Bahls
  • Michelle Blaeser
  • Dan Buivid
  • Deborah Carlson, in memory of Jon Schasker
  • Julia M. Dayton
  • Tim and Lynn Dennis
  • Cheryl Dickson and Jim Smith
  • Maurice and Signe Dysken
  • Karen and Peter Erickson
  • Bonnie and William Frels
  • Connie Fullmer and Jimmy Longoria
  • Margo Garrett
  • David Ingbar and Mary Meighan
  • Lucy R. Jones
  • Art Kaemmer, M.D.
  • Geoffrey Kolb
  • Elliot Long
  • Marsha Mann
  • Sylvia L. McCallister
  • James R. Nash
  • Sue and Bill Payne
  • Sydney M. Phillips
  • Ken and Nina Rothchild
  • Ron and Carol Rydell
  • Wendy and Steven Shaler
  • Biruta and Andris Spruds
  • Mimi and Terry Stewart
  • Eve Parker and Tom VonSternberg
  • Harry M. Walsh
  • Robert Warde