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Washington District News

Singers:

Winners will participate in the Northwest Region Finals on January 12, 2020: Lauren McQuistin, soprano; Lindsay Webber, soprano; Lauren Kulesa, soprano, and Aria Minasian, soprano. Each were awarded a $1,500. cash prize.

L-R: Aria Minasian, Lauren McQuistin, Lindsay Weber, Lauren Kulesa
L-R: Aria Minasian, Lauren McQuistin, Lindsay Webber, Lauren Kulesa

Encouragement Awards went to: Lauren Zinke, soprano; Anjani Briggs, soprano; Laura Corina Sanders, soprano; Marissa Moultrie, soprano. Each were awarded a $500 cash prize.

L-R: Anjani Briggs, Laura Corina Sanders, Lauren Zinke, Marissa Moultrie
L-R: Anjani Briggs, Laura Corina Sanders, Lauren Zinke, Marissa Moultrie
Washington District Auditions October 26, 2019
Washington District Auditions October 26, 2019

Twenty-eight singers participated this season in the Washington District Auditions.

Judges:

Clare Burovac, Director of Artistic Operations, Portland Opera (Oregon)

Elizabeth Hynes, Faculty Member at the USC Thornton School of Music

Kevin Murphy, Director of Coaching and Music Administration for Indiana University Opera

Washington District Auditions October 27, 2018

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The two winners advancing to the NW Regional Finals on February 10 are:

Soprano Stephanie Pfundt, Age 23, Petersburg, Alaska

Mezzo Soprano Kathryn Kibota, Age 22, Vancouver, WA

Each singer received $1500 as a prize.

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LauraSanders

Encouragement awards of $500 each went to:

Soprano …

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Washington District Auditions October 29, 2017

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.

Encouragement awards of $500 each went to:
Dora Barnes, Soprano, 29, Seattle, WA;
Lauren …

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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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