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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – Nebraska District

January 27 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


                                                               The Nebraska MONC Auditions official website is HERE.



Audition Information:

Saturday, January 27 at 10AM to 2PM in O’Donnell Auditorium

O’Donnell Auditorium is located in Rogers Center for Fine Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE

       Intersection of 50TH STREET AND HUNTINGTON AVENUE


Judges on January 27:

Allan Glassman, Tenor, Professor of Voice, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
***Allan Glassman will also do a master class on Sunday January 28th.
Richard HarrellAssociate Director, Orfeo Foundation / Director, Heroes’ Voices San Francisco, CA
Melissa Wegner, Associate Director, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, New York, NY
This year there will also be the Carl “Ky” Rohman Master Class with Allan Glassman on Sunday, January 28th in Emerson Recital Hall (Nebraska Wesleyan University), time 2-5pm.
We hope to see you at both FREE events!
 Singers who have registered as of Jan 12 2018  (we can accept up to 30)


Jessica Johnson Brock, Mezzo Soprano from Florence, AL

Kaitlyn Zardetto, Mezzo Soprano from Omaha, NE

Brian Jeffers, Tenor from Omaha, NE

Thaddeus Ennen, Baritone from Buffalo Center, IA

Gretchen Pille, Soprano from Papillion, NE

Ashley Armstrong, Mezzo Soprano from Winterset, IA

Benjamin Kawsky, Tenor from Chicago, IL

Kate Johnson, Soprano from Omaha, NE

Elysia Arntzen, Soprano from Antioch, IL  (soundcloud)

Callie Rodina,  Soprano from Kansas City

Joel Brown, Baritone from Lincoln, NE

Leana Wolt, Soprano from Gretna, NE   youtube

Meredith Wohlgemuth, Soprano from Winter Haven, FL

Arica Coleman, Soprano from Lincoln, NE    Youtube

Julia Claire Taylor, Soprano from Coronado, CA

Reno Wilson, Baritone from San Diego, CA

Luke Votava, Bass-Baritone from Moorhead, MN    youtube

Sebastian Sorensen, Tenor from Fremont, NE

Sameulle Reese, Tenor from Bethany, OK       youtube

Elizabeth Novella, Soprano from New York, NY

Sarah Knott, Mezzo Soprano from State Center, IA


Congratulations to the three 1st prize winners from the Dec 3 2016 Nebraska MONC Auditions who competed in St. Paul on Feb 19 2017:


MATTHEW CLEGG  –  Tenor                  (FLICKR PHOTOS)     (FACEBOOK PHOTOS)


  Other award winners on Dec 3rd:

Friends of Opera:         Timothy Madden
Opera Omaha:             Kate Johnson
Gary Jones Memorial:  Rocky Sellers
William D. Stibor:         Kaitlin Zardetto


January 27
10:00 am - 2:00 pm