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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions – North Dakota-Manitoba District

October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017 11:00AM

The North Dakota-Manitoba District Auditions will be held at:         GOOGLE MAP

Hughes Fine Arts Center

3350 Campus Road, Stop 7125

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND 58202

North Dakota-Manitoba District
Dr. Royce Blackburn, District Co-Director
Cell: 701-747-0465

Judges for 2017-18 North Dakota-Manitoba District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Julia Faulkner, soprano

Sally Wolf, soprano                 She will conduct a Public Master Class from 3-5 on Saturday, October 28th

Michael Sylvester, tenor      He will also conduct a PUBLIC MASTER CLASS from 3-5PM on Friday, October 27th with local singers.

Audition Information:
Saturday, October 28, 2017 –  starting time 11:00AM

Josephine Campbell Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Building, University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, ND

Capacity: The first 30 applications received will be accepted.

The Auditions Concert begins at 11:00 a.m., and will be followed later that afternoon by an Awards Ceremony and public master class.

FACEBOOK PAGE for North Dakota- Manitoba District Met Opera National Council Auditions

Deadline: TBA

Singers who will be competing on October 28th:

Linda Hiort, soprano

Elsa Swanson, soprano    District Winner- will compete in St. Paul on March 24 2018

Jessica Kos-Whicher, soprano   Encouragement award

Jayne Hammond, soprano

Katherine Mayba, soprano

Emily Diehl-Reader, soprano

Sawyer Craig, soprano

Chris Donlevy, tenor

Sydney Clarke, soprano

Tylen Bultema, soprano

Emma Johnson, soprano

John Humphrey, tenor

Logan Barat, tenor     District Winner- will compete in St. Paul on March 24 2018

Therese Kulas, soprano    Encouragement award

Justine Scarbrough, soprano

Karly Ritland, soprano     Encouragement award      Audience Choice award

Cole Sherwood, baritone

Thinking of auditioning?  Auditions, registration, dates, and downloadable or online applications for the 2017-18 auditions are available HERE.


Nov 19 2016 Winners of the North Dakota-Manitoba MONC District Auditions:

Nathan DePoint (judge),  AINSLEY WRAY (soprano), Robert Breault (judge),JESSICA KOS-WHICHER (soprano), Keith Wolfe (judge)

Encouragement award winners were Erin Hodgson, Justine Scarbrough, and Gabrielle Damschen.  Gabrielle was also the recipient of the Audience Choice Award.


October 28, 2017