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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – Iowa District

January 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall musichall1

Saturday, January 7, 2017  12 Noon- 5 p.m.
Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, ISU Music Building, Ames, Iowa

Admission is free and open to the public.

Thinking of auditioning?  Auditions, registration, dates, and downloadable or online applications for the 2016-17 auditions are available HERE.

Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by Thursday, December 29, 2016.
Capacity: The first 35 complete applications received will be accepted.

January 7 MONC Auditions:   Photos of the 20 singers who are signed as of Dec 30th.

Chris Carr, Tenor  (new addition to Iowa Auditions)

Jeffrey Luksik, Baritone  (new addition to Iowa Auditions)

Christina Christensen, Mezzo-Soprano

Regina Ceragioli, Soprano

Jocelyn Hansen, soprano

Chad Sonka, Baritone

Amanda Fink, Mezzo-Soprano

Whitney Morrison, Soprano

Brett Potts, Tenor

Lindsey vonHolten, Soprano

Max Zander, Tenor

Megan Grey, Mezzo-Soprano

Meghan Kasanders, Soprano

Penelope Makeig, Soprano

Benjamin Sieverding, Bass

Thaddeus Ennen, Baritone

Veronica Jensen, Mezzo-Soprano

Manda Gervase, Soprano

Shannon Cochran, Soprano

Marie McManama, Soprano

We regret that Johnathon Kirby, Baritone is unable to audition on Jan 7th.

Our 2016-17 Iowa District MONC Auditions Judges:  (photos and full information)

Michael Heaston, Judge 

Ward Holmquist, Judge

Emily Pulley, Judge

DIRECTIONS TO MARTHA-ELLEN TYE RECITAL HALL        MAP     MONC IOWA WEBSITE

For more information, contact Sara Compton (scompton@iastate.edu), 515-294-7389

 

Congratulations to the three 1st prize winners from the Jan 7 2017 Iowa MONC Auditions who will compete in St. Paul on Feb 19 2017:

BENJAMIN SIEVERDING, Bass

CHAD SONKA, Baritone  (NATS LINK)

REGINA CERAGIOLI, Soprano

Pictured with our 3 Judges:

Emily Pulley

Ward Holmquist

Michael Heaston (the newly named Executive Director of the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program)

Congratulations also to our 3 Encouragement Prize winners (pictured with one of the major donors for the Iowa District Auditions):

Veronica Jensen – Mezzo-Soprano
Christina Christensen – Mezzo-Soprano
Amanda Fink – Mezzo-Soprano

 

 

 

 

 

Winners  from this District who progressed to the 2015-2016 Upper Midwest Regional Auditions at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts:

Iowa winners 2016 (1)

Iowa MONC Auditions Winners Kelly Hill and Rachel Wolfe pictured with judges TOM MURACO, JOHANNA MEIER and WARD HOLMQUIST

Iowa MONC Auditions Winner:  KELLY HILL   –   Mezzo-Soprano   age 29              LINK to 6 performance photos from Regionals   FLICKR

Iowa MONC Auditions Winner:  RACHEL WOLFE   –   Soprano   age 28                 LINK to 6 performance photos from Regionals   FLICKR

Iowa District
Contact:
Ms. Sara Compton, District Co-Director
Iowa State Center
Suite 4 Scheman
Ames, IA 50011-1113
Work: 515-294-7389
Fax: 515-294-3349
Email: SCOMPTON@IASTATE.EDU

 

Details

Date:
January 7, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue

Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall
ISU Music Building
Ames, Iowa,
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