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.
Encouragement Awards went to: Lauren Zinke, soprano; Anjani Briggs, soprano; Laura Corina Sanders, soprano; Marissa Moultrie, soprano. Each were awarded a $500 cash prize.
Twenty-eight singers participated this season in the Washington District Auditions.
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
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.