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Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington
Sunday, January 12, 2020

Congratulations to all who participated in the Northwest Regional Finals!

Advancing to New York Semi Finals Monday, February 24, 2020:

  • 1st place: Soprano Cara Gabrielson, Age 28, Portland, Oregon, $5,000.00
  • 2nd Place: Tenor Alec Carlson, Age 28, Red Oak, Iowa, $3,000.00
  • 3rd Place: Mezzo Soprano, Siena Licht Miller, Age 25, Portland, Oregon, $2,000.00

Audience Favorite: Tenor Alec Carlson, $200 prize awarded.

All contestants received $500 for competing.

Pictured From Left To Right:
Saori Debruyn, Soprano
Lindsay Webber, Soprano
Jordan Bownan, Soprano
Cara Gabrielson, Soprano
Alec Carlson, Tenor
Siena Licht Miller, Mezzo-Soprano
Lauren Kulesa, Soprano
Ann-Marie Macintosh, Soprano
Geoffrey Schellenberg, Baritone
William Goforth, Tenor
Lauren McQuistin, Soprano
Aria Minasian, Mezzo-Soprano

The Judges:
Paul Hopper, Associate Artistic Administrator, Metropolitan Opera
Christina Scheppelman, General Director, Seattle Opera
Brian Speck, Director of the Houston Grand Opera (HGO) Studio

Northwest Region Finals

February 10, 2019

L-R: Nicole Joanne Brooks, Camille Sherman, Mariah Wilcox, Jasmin White
L-R: Nicole Joanne Brooks, Camille Sherman, Mariah Wilcox, Jasmin White

Congratulations to mezzo-soprano, Camille Sherman of Portland, Oregon, winner of today's MONC NW Regionals. She will travel to the Met for the semi-finals March 24. Soprano Mariah Wilcox, Las Vegas, Nevada, took second place.

Tied for third place were were soprano Nicole Brooks, Westaskiwin, Alberta, and Jasmin White, Portland, Oregon. Bravi Tutti!

Northwest Region Finalists
Northwest Region Finalists

Accompanist David McDade played piano for every singer. Guest Artist Morgan Smith sang and answered questions from singers while the judges deliberated.

Northwest Region Finals Judges L-R: Mark Morash, Melissa Wegner, Alex Fletcher
Northwest Region Finals Judges L-R: Mark Morash, Melissa Wegner, Alex Fletcher

Regional Audition Winner 2014: Nicole Haslett

Congratulations to Nicole Haslett, (soprano, age 25, of Portland, OR) who will be going to NYC and was awarded $5,000 as our MONC NW Regional winner.

Encouragement awards of $1,000 each went to: Sunny Shams (tenor, age 26, of Vancouver, BC), Bahareh Poureslami (soprano, age 22, of Burnaby, BC), Katie McCullough (soprano, age 24, of …

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MONC | Northwest Regional Winners Jan. 27, 2013

Pictured: L to R, Ksenia Popova, Hannah Dahlenburg, and Jessica Strong.

Winner: Jessica Strong, 26, soprano from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jessica advances to National Semi Finals in New York City March 3, 2013.

2nd Place: Hannah Dahlenburg, 24, soprano from Melbourne, Australia (Canadian citizen).

3rd Place: Ksenia Popova, 23, Soprano, Seattle, WA.

People’s Choice Award: Ksenia …

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