Saturday, January 5, 2019 12 Noon- 5 p.m.
Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall, ISU Music Building, Ames, Iowa
Admission is free and open to the public.
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications received will be accepted.
For more information, contact Sara Compton (firstname.lastname@example.org), 515-294-7389
Judges for 2018-19 Iowa District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions:
Greg Carpenter, General and Artistic Director of Opera Colorado
Allen Perriello, Head of Music at Minnesota Opera and Director of the Young Artists Program at The Glimmerglass Festival
Ward Holmquist, former Artistic Director the Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Mr. Holmquist will conduct a masterclass for participating singers Sunday from 10am-1pm, providing an even greater learning experience for our contestants and audiences!
Hanna Carlson, Soprano Current City: Boston, MA
Sarah Draffen, Soprano Current city, Chicago, IL
Anna Laurenzo, Mezzo-Soprano Current City: New York City
Samantha Long, Soprano Current City, Houston, TX
Ashley McKinstry, Soprano Current City: Chicago, IL
Michelle Monroe, Mezzo-Soprano Current City: Cedar Falls, IA
Kate Pomrenke, Soprano Current City: Omaha, NE
Veronica Richer, Soprano Current City: Boston, MA
Chad Sonka, Baritone Current City: Ames, IA
Evan Stenzel, Tenor Current City: Millburn, N
Megan Wilhelm, Soprano Current City: Chicago, IL
Kaitlin Zardetto, Mezzo-Soprano Current City: Omaha, NE
Mark Billy, Baritone Hometown Antlers, OK
Ashley Armstrong, Mezzo-Soprano Hometown: Winterset, IA Current: Santa Barbara, CA
Jeremy Gussin, Bass-Baritone Hometown: Iowa City, IA Current: Bloomington, IN
Abigail Rethwisch, Hometown: Iowa City, IA Current: Santa Fe, NM
Zachary Brown, Bass Baritone Hometown: Indianola, IA Current City: New York, NY
Jeffrey Luksik, Baritone Hometown: Johnstown, PA Current City: Chicago, IL
Karen Barraza, Soprano Hometown: Mazatlan, Mexico Current: Clear Lake, Iowa
Rachel Sweeney– soprano Hometown: Norman, OK Current: Norman, OK
Online Applications are available NOW at THIS LINK
Iowa District MONC Auditions held on January 6 2018 yielded 4 winners:
Megan Grey won a first place in the Upper Midwest Regionals and will sing in the Semi-Finals on April 22 2018