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Washington District Auditions October 29, 2017


Ashley Dixon, Mezzo-Soprano; Lamarcus Miller,Bass-Baritone

Ashley Dixon, Mezzo-Soprano; Lamarcus Miller,Bass-Baritone

Congratulations to the winners of the MONC NW Washington District Auditions:
Advancing to Regional Finals in March:
Ashley Dixon, Mezzo-Soprano, 26, Pasadena, CA; Kelly Lynn Ferguson, Soprano, 28, Enumclaw, WA; Lamarcus Miller, Bass-Baritone, 30, Los Angeles, CA
Each contestant received $1,000.

Kelly Lynn Ferguson, Soprano

Kelly Lynn Ferguson, Soprano

Encouragement awards of $500 each went to:
Dora Barnes, Soprano, 29, Seattle, WA; Lauren Kulesa, Soprano, 23, Bothell, WA; John Marzano, Tenor, 26, Tacoma, WA; Catherine Thornsley, Soprano 24, Seattle, WA

Encouragement Award Winners Catherine Thornsley, Soprano; Lauren Kulesa, Soprano; Dora Barnes, Soprano; John Marzano, Tenor

Encouragement Award Winners
Catherine Thornsley, Soprano; Lauren Kulesa, Soprano; Dora Barnes, Soprano; John Marzano, Tenor

Judges were:
Nicholas Russell, Boston Lyric Opera; William Stone, Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia; Craig Terry, Ryan Opera Center, Chicago Lyric Opera

Washington District Auditions 2016

Advancing to the Regional Auditions in Seattle on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Benaroya Hall:
Ksenia Popova, soprano, Age 27, Seattle
Kelly Ferguson, soprano, age 27, Enumclaw
Both singers received awards of $2500

Encouragement awards of $500 each went to:
Catherine Thornsley, age 23, soprano, Seattle
Katie Kibota, mezzo-soprano, age 20, Vancouver, WA
Zachary Read, …

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Washington District Awards 2015

Washington District Winners October 25, 2015


Congratulations to Washington District Winners L to R: Catherine Thornsley, soprano; John Marzano, tenor; Aurélie Veruni, soprano; Zachary Read, baritone; Alasdair Kent, tenor — all receiving $1500

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Program, Washington District finalists 2015. L to R: Margaret Boeckman (Helen Price Award), Catherine Thornsley, Alasdair Kent, judges (Gary Thor Wedow, Melissa Wegner, and Aidan Lang), John Marzano, Aurelie Veruni, Rachelle Moss (Helen Price Award), and Zachary Read. Photo by Alabastro Photography.

Washington District Finalists 2015. L to R: Margaret Boeckman (Helen Price Award), Catherine Thornsley, Alasdair Kent, judges (Gary Thor Wedow, Melissa Wegner, …

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Washington District Winners October 26, 2014


Congratulations to Washington District Winners:
Alexa Jarvis, soprano;
Colin Ramsey, bass;
Elaina Moreau, soprano
— all receiving $1600

Encouragement awards of $250 each went to:

        Eric Henry Olson, baritone; Annie Herzog, mezzo soprano; Sheila Houlahan, mezzo soprano;

        Kari Burgess, soprano

People’s Choice Award of $250 …

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Western Washington/Alaska District Winners

Congratulations to Western Washington/Alaska District winners: mezzo Wendy Buzby (San Francisco), tenor John Marzano (Tacoma), soprano Abigail Mitchell (Kirkland), soprano Courtney Ruckman (Mt.Vernon), and tenor Sunny Shams (Vancouver, BC) .

Encouragement Awards went to soprano Alexa Jarvis (Seattle) and mezzo Cecily Reverman (Tigard, Oregon).

The People’s Choice Award went to Abigail Mitchell.

Bravi tutti!

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