National Council Auditions
Regional Contact Information

Click the map to locate this season's audition locations.  For more details about audition dates and who to contact in your District, select the corresponding Region in the lower left menu bar.  Please note this information is subject to change.

Please apply online or download and mail the 2013-2014 MONC Application.  All application materials including payment should be sent to the appropriate contact person who can also answer specific questions about the auditions in that District or Region.

 

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Central Region      

Illinois District
Contact:
Ms. Barbara Ann Martin, District Director
10501 South 82 Avenue
Palos Hills, IL 60465-1833
Phone: 708-974-9276
Email: palosbj@aol.com

Audition information:
Saturday, October 12, 2013
(Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University Campus in Evanston, IL)
Application deadline TBA.

Indiana District
Contact:
Sarah J. Slover, Auditions Coordinator
IU Opera & Ballet Theater
1201 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Cell: 812-325-0032
Office: 812-856-4531
Email: sjensvol@indiana.edu

Audition Information:
Saturday, October 12, 2013
(Musical Arts Center at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN)
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, October 4, 2013.

Ohio District 
Contact:
Mr. Richard I. Lauf, District Director
5564 Dry Ridge Road
Cincinnati, OH 45252
Home: 513-741-0318
Fax: 513-741-1568
Email: richlauf@fuse.net

Audition Information: 
Saturday, October 5, 2013
(Werner Recital Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati)
*Checks should be made out to MONC-Ohio District.
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, September 27, 2013.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Central Region Finals

Regional Contact:
Mrs. Heidi Heutel Bohn, Region Auditions Director
6, The Landmark
Northfield, IL 60093
Home: 847-501-5564
Fax: 847-501-5573
Email: IMHBH@aol.com

Region Finals Information:
Sunday, November 3, 2013
(The Music Institute, 1490 Chicago Ave. Evanston, IL)


 

Eastern Region

Please visit the Eastern Region website at www.nycmonc.org

Eastern Region & New York District
Contact:
Ms. Stefanie VanSteelandt, Auditions Coordinator
250 East 54th Street #10D
New York, NY 10022
Email: svansteelandt.monc@gmail.com

Audition Information:
New York District
Tuesday-Wednesday, November 19-20, 2013
(Merkin Hall,  New York, NY)
**Feedback from judges will not be given at these auditions.
For more information on applying, please visit the Eastern Region blog.
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, November 1, 2013.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Eastern Region Finals

Region Finals Information:
Friday, January 16, 2014
(Merkin Hall, New York, NY)



Great Lakes Region

Buffalo/Toronto District
Contact: 
Mrs. Mary Berlow, District Co-Director
33 Gates Circle, Apt 8A
Buffalo, NY 14209
Home: 716-885-2727
Email: mhberlow@me.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 4, 2014
(Flickinger Center at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY)
This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.
*Please make checks payable to MONC Buffalo/Toronto District - US Dollars only.

Michigan District

Contact:
Ms. Marty Taylor, District Treasurer
P.O. Box 250100
Franklin, MI  48025
Email:  mtmetmail@gmail.com  
Phone: 248-860-9961
*Please contact Ms. Taylor with any questions via email.

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 16, 2013
(Detroit School for the Arts,  Detroit, MI 48226)
All application materials including payment must be received by Thursday, October 31, 2013.
*Only the first 40 applications received will be accepted.
*Please make checks payable to MONC/Michigan District.

Pittsburgh District
Contact:
Mr. Ross F. Dacal, Region Chairperson
8041 Brittany Place
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
Home: 412-369-7583
Email: rfdacal@hotmail.com 

Audition Information: 
Saturday, November 30, 2013
(Kresge Theater at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA) 
Application deadline TBA
*Only the first 50 applications received will be accepted.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Great Lakes Region Finals

Regional Contact:
Ms. Marty Taylor, District Treasurer
P.O. Box 250100
Franklin, MI  48025
Email:  mtmetmail@gmail.com  
Phone: 248-860-9961
*Please contact Ms. Taylor with any questions via email.

Region Finals Information:
Sunday, February 23, 2014
(1526 Broadway, Detroit Opera House, Detroit, MI 48226)


  

Gulf Coast Region

Houston District
Applications Contact:
Richard Dickson, Singer Liason
933 Rochow Street
Houston, TX 77019
Home: 713-807-9342
Email: rcd1724@mac.com

For Information about Auditions:
Rhonda Sweeney, District Director
Phone: 713-522-1669
Email: rjsrochow@aol.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, December 14, 2013
(Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX)
**This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.

New Orleans/Shreveport/Mobile District
Contacts:
Melissa Gordon, District Co-Director
4930 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70115-2936
Phone: 504-897-6285
Fax: 504-897-6394
Email: bruce.a.gordon@att.net

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 11, 2014
(Roussel Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA)
**This district is full and is no longer accepting applications.

Puerto Rico District
Contact:
Ada Sofia Esteves, Esq., District Director
P.O. Box 16033
San Juan, PR 00908-6033
Home: 787-722-5994
Fax: 787-721-2824
Email: Esteves1@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Sunday, December 1, 2013
(Rene Marques Hall, Luis A. Ferre Center for the Performing Arts, San Juan, PR)
All application materials including payment musit be received by Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Gulf Coast Region Finals

Regional Contact: 
Diane Dupin, Region Co-Chairperson
232 Lake Marina Drive #8B
New Orleans, LA 70124
Home: 504-282-9655
Fax: 504-282-9680
Email: charlesd85@aol.com 

Region Finals Information: 
Sunday, January 12, 2014
(Roussel Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA)


 

 

Middle Atlantic Region

Please visit the Middle Atlantic Region website at: www.moncauditionsma.org

Philadelphia District

Contact:
Mr. Brian Boyle, District Director
2101 NE 25th St.
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Cell: 202-321-4329
Email: bossarts@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, December 7, 2013
(Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA)
**This district is full and is no longer accepting applications.

Washington, D.C. District
Contact:
Mr. Brian Boyle, District Director
2101 NE 25th St.
Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Cell: 202-321-4329
Email: bossarts@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Sunday, November 10, 2013
(The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182)
**This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Middle Atlantic Finals

Regional Contact:
Mrs. Carol Pierson, Region Auditions Co-Director
6205 Loch Raven Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Home: 703-893-5318
Email: carolpierson@cox.net

Region Finals Information:
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:30pm
(The Terrace Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC)


  

Mid-South Region

Arkansas District
Contact:
Mrs. Melissa Thoma, District Co-Director
1017 N. Cleveland
Little Rock, AR 72207
Cell: 501-831-7728
Work: 501-664-5672
Email: melissat@thomathoma.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 18, 2014
(Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, January 6, 2014.
*Only the first 30 applications received will be accepted.
*Please make checks payable to MONCA Arkansas District.

Kentucky District
Contact:
Dr. Clifton Smith, District Co-Director
177 Burt Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Work: 859-276-1511
Home: 859-268-2813
Fax: 859-276-3373
Email: clifton@abacusinc.net

Audition Information: 
Saturday, November 23, 2013
(Memorial Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY)
Application deadline TBA.
*Only the first 30 applications received will be accepted.
Please make checks payable to: Lexington Opera Society
For more information about the Kentucky District Auditions, please visit http://www.kydistrictauditions.org

Middle/East Tennessee District
Contact:
Ms. Jocelynne McCall, District Co-Director
1310 Blue Springs Rd.
Franklin, TN 37069-6919
Home: 615-377-6741
Email: jocelynnem@aol.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 4, 2014
(Collins Alumni Auditorium, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN)
All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, December 21, 2013.

West Tennessee District
Contact:
Mr. Evan Jones, District Co-Director
University of Memphis
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
3775 Central Avenue, 123 Music Building
Memphis, TN  38152
Phone: (901) 678-2413
Email: etjones1@memphis.edu

Audition Information:
Saturday, October 19, 2013
(Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis)
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, October 7, 2013.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Mid-South Region Finals

Regional Contact:
Mr. Mark Ensley, Region Co-Chairperson
University of Memphis
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
3775 Central Avenue, 123 Music Building
Memphis, TN  38152
Phone: (901) 678-3787
Email: mensley@memphis.edu 

Region Finals Information:
Saturday, February 8, 2014
(Germantown Performing Arts Centre in Memphis, TN)


 

 

Midwest Region

Kansas City District
Contact:
Dr. Wilma B. Wilcox, District Director
4550 Warwick Blvd, Unit 1110
Kansas City, MO 64111
Cell: 913-302-9789
Email: moncauditionskc@yahoo.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 11, 2014
(White Recital Hall, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, MO  64110-2229)
All application materials including payment must be received by Sunday, December 15, 2013.
*Only the first 40 applications will be accepted.

St. Louis District

Contacts:
Mary Susman and Tom Herm, District Directors
519 N. and South Road
St. Louis, MO 63130-3920
Home: 314-448-1800
Email: susman.mary@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 9, 2013
(Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117-1003)
All application materials including payment must be received by October 28, 2013.
*Only the first 28 applications received will be accepted. 

Tulsa District
Contacts:
Susan and Timothy Young, District Directors
7506 E. 560 Rd.
Claremore, OK 74019-2489
Home: 918-266-4744
Email: tulsa.met.auditions@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 4, 2014
(Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center for Education, 2520 S. Yorktown Avenue, Tulsa, OK)
All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, December 21, 2013.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Midwest Finals

Regional Contacts:
Ron and Barbara Glass, Region Co-Chairpersons
3612 S. Braden Place
Tulsa, OK 74135
Home: 918-663-6321
Work: 918-742-8336 (Ron)
Cell: 918-809-4300 (Barbara)
Email: brglass@cox.net

Region Finals Information:
Saturday, January 25, 2014; 8pm
(White Recital Hall at UMKC, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, MO)


  

New England Region

Please visit the New England Region website at www.neaudition.org for more information.

Boston District
Contacts:
Susan and Robert Eastman, Registration Chairpersons
83 Cambridge Parkway, Apt. 907W
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-621-0960
Email: moncboston@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Sat. & Sun., January 4 & 5, 2014
(Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA)
This district is full and is no longer accepting applications.
*Feedback from judges will not be available at these auditions.

Connecticut District
Contact:
Ms. Robin Valovich, District Director
523 West Jackson Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-334-4206
Email: rvalovich@yahoo.com 

Audition Information:
Saturday, December 7, 2013
(Co-Op Arts & Humanities High School, 177 College St. New Haven, CT 06510)
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, November, 22, 2013.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the New England Region Finals

Regional Contact:
Mrs. Pauline Ho Bynum, Region Chairperson
15 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 02445
Home: 617-734-6424
Email: phobynum@comcast.net

Region Finals Information:
Sunday, January 26, 2014
(Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA)


 

 

Northwest Region

Please visit the Northwest Region website at http://www.metoperanw.com

Eastern Washington/Idaho/Montana District
Contact:

Dr. Diana Livingston Friedley, District Co-Director
Idaho State Univ. Music Dept.
921 South 8th Ave. Stop 8099
Pocatello, ID 83209-8099
Phone: 208-282-2611
Email: lividian@isu.edu

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 16, 2013
(Stephens Performing Arts Center, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID)
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, November 1, 2013.


Oregon District

Contact:
Mrs. Jutta Allen, District Director
4731 S.W. Fairhaven Drive
Portland, OR 97221-2613
Home: 503-294-0010
Cell: 503-816-6162
Email: juttaallen@comcast.net

Audition Information:
Sunday, October 6, 2013
(Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR)
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, September 27, 2013.
*Please make checks payable to MONC/NW. 

Western Canada District
Contact:
Ms. Dawne Dye, District Director
1088 Foster Street
White Rock, B.C. V4B 5L8
CANADA
Phone: 604-538-7794
Email: dawned@shaw.ca

Audition Information:
Sunday, November 3, 2013
(Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4R9)
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, October 11, 2013.
*Only the first 30 applications will be accepted.
**Please make checks payable to: VOG/MONC.

Western Washington/Alaska District
Contact:
Mrs. Katherine Smith, District Director
1893 East Hamlin Street
Seattle, WA 98112
Home: 206-329-3731
Cell: 206-419-3251
Email: douglas.smith6@comcast.net

Audition Information:
Sunday, October 27, 2013
(Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA)
*Please make checks payable to: MONC Northwest
All application materials including payment must be received by Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Northwest Region Finals

Regional Contact:
Mr. Melvyn Poll, Region Chair
Email: melvyn.poll@icloud.com 
Please visit www.metoperanw.com for information.  

Region Finals Information:
Sunday, January 19, 2014
(Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA)


  

Rocky Mountain Region

Please visit the website at  http://metoperaauditionsrockies.org/

Colorado/Wyoming District
Contact:
Lynn Harrington
9997 Raleigh St.
Westminster, CO 80031
Phone: 303-464-0659
Email: lynnhsings@comcast.net

Audition Information: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014
(Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO)
All application materials including payment must be received by Sunday, December 15, 2013.
*Please make checks payable to MONC CO-WY District. 
*Payment via credit card can be made at http://metoperaauditionsrockies.org 

Utah District
Contact:
Natalie Cope, Auditions Coordinator
2613 Imperial Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Cell: 801-628-8034
Email: moncauditions@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 16, 2013
(Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT)
All application materials including payment must be received by Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
*Only the first 50 applications received will be accepted.
Checks should be made out to Metropolitan Opera Utah District Auditions

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Rocky Mountain Region Finals

Regional Contact:
Dr. Stephen Dilts, Region Chairperson
16684 Antero Street
Broomfield, CO 80020
Cell: 720-530-0483
Email: sdiltsj@mac.com

Ms. Mary Ann Ross, Region Auditions Director
1100 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO  80206
Phone: 303-333-2595
Email: maryannross3294@comcast.net 

Region Final Information: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014
(Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO)


  

Southeast Region

Please visit the Southeast Region website at http://www.southeastauditions.org

Florida District
Contact:
Joan Travis, Auditions Manager
1548 Langham Terrace
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 321-363-3020
Email: joantrav@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 18, 2014
(Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park, FL  32792)
*This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.
*Please make checks payable to MONC Florida District.
Please visit www.metauditionsflorida.org for more information.

Georgia District
Contact:
Mrs. Cynthia W. Shepherd, District Co-Director
1027 Oxford Road
Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone 404-625-2051
Email: cynthia.w.shepherd@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, February 1, 2014
(Glenn Auditorium, 1652 North Decatur Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30307)
*This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.
*Please make checks payable to The Atlanta Opera Guild.

North Carolina District
Contact:
Mrs. Leslie Paliyenko, District Director
108 Coach Ridge Trail
Matthews, NC 28105
Home: 704-845-4624
Email: lesliepaliy@windstream.net

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 11, 2014
(Dana Auditorium at Queens University at 1900 Selwyn Avenue in Charlotte, NC)
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, December 16, 2013.
*Only the first 40 applications received by the deadline will be accepted.

South Carolina District
Contacts:
Mr. & Mrs. Van and Bettie Edwards, District Co-Directors
6300 Goldbranch Road
Columbia, SC 29206
Home: 803-787-0287
Email:  bettieedwards@yahoo.com  

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 25, 2014
(R. Wright Spears Center for the Arts, Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203)
All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, January 4, 2014.
*Only the first 40 applications received will be accepted.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Southeast Region Finals

Regional Contact:
Mrs. Margaret Talmadge, Region Chairperson
71 28th Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Cell: 678-361-7638
Email: mrtalmadge@msn.com

Region Finals Information: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
(Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Atlanta, GA)


  

Upper Midwest Region

Please visit the Upper Midwest Region website at www.moncuppermidwest.com

Iowa District
Contact:
Ms. Sara Compton, District Co-Director
Iowa State Center
Suite 4 Scheman
Ames, IA 50011-1113
Work: 515-294-7389
Fax: 515-294-3349
Email: scompton@iastate.edu

Audition Information: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014
(Tye Recital Hall, Iowa State Universtity, Ames, IA)
All application materials including payment must be received by Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

Minnesota District
Contact:
Ms. Connie Fullmer, District Co-Director
113 Ninth Ave. N.
Hopkins, MN 55343
Home: 952-935-4717
Email: connie@mentoringpeace.org

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 16, 2013
(McKnight Theatre at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN)
Audition deadline TBA.
*Only the first 30 applications received will be accepted.

Nebraska District
Contact:
Ms. Adrienne Dickson
3027 South 35th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
Home: 402-483-0207
Email: adriennecw@hotmail.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, December 7, 2013
(Kimball Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE)
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, November 1, 2013.
*Only the first 30 applications received will be accepted.

North Dakota District
Contact:
Mr. G. Paul Larson, District Co-Director
North Dakota MONC Auditions
2918 Chestnut St.
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Home: 701-772-4961
Email: gpaul_larson@yahoo.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 23, 2013
(Josephine Campbell Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Building, University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks, ND)
All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, November 9, 2013.
*Only the first 30 applications received will be accepted.
*Please make checks payable to ND MONC Auditions.


Wisconsin District
Contact:
Ms. Kathy Pyeatt, District Director
W66 N578 Madison Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Home: 414-881-8766
Email: kpyeatt@wi.rr.com
For more information about the Wisconsin District Auditions, please visit www.moncwi.org

Audition Information:
Saturday, October 19, 2013
(Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI)
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, September 30, 2013.
*Only the first 40 applications received will be accepted. 

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Upper Midwest Region Finals

Regional Contacts:
Judith Boylan, Region Co-Director
3175 Olive Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55447
Work: 763-476-2372
Email: judygboylan@comcast.net

Mrs. Margaret Houlton, Region Auditions Co-Director
6208 Idylwood Lane
Edina, MN 55436
Cell: 612-554-3303
Email: mhoulton@comcast.net

Region Final Information: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
(Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN)


 

 

Western Region

Arizona District
Contact:
Mr. Jonathan Clark
854 W. Edgemont Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Cell: 480-540-3454
Email: jclark@scottsdaleseminars.com

Audition Information: 
Saturday & Sunday, October 12&13, 2013
(Arizona Opera Center, 1636 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85005)
All application materials including payment must be receieved by Monday, September 30, 2013.

Los Angeles District
Contact:
Ms. Dorothy Wait, District Co-Director
4128 Whitsett Avenue, Unit 114
Studio City, CA 91604
Home: 818-760-1870
Cell: 805-501-6979
Email: dorothy.wait12@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Sunday, October 20, 2013
(Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012)
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, October 7, 2013.
*Please make checks payable to MONC/LA District.

San Diego District
Contacts:
Mr. & Mrs. Ted and Carol McLaughlin, District Co-Directors
6877 Caminito Mundo, #38
San Diego, CA 92119
Home: 619-460-3167
Email: tcmac1@cox.net

Audition Information: 
Saturday, October 5, 2013
(Crill Performance Hall, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA)
All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Please visit www.sdmonc.org for more information.

San Francisco District
Contact:
Ms. Tracy Grant, District Director
6849 Lucas Valley Road
Nicasio, CA 94946
Home: 415-456-3259
Email: tracy@tracygrant.org

Audition Information: 
Sunday, October 6, 2013
(San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-6011)
Application deadline TBA.

The winners of these District auditions will compete in the Western Region Finals

Regional Contact:
Mrs. Molly Siefert, Region Chairperson
2455 Adair Street
San Marino, CA 91108
Home: 626-285-3688
Email: mstar16@mindspring.com

Region Final Information:
Saturday, October 26, 2013
(Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012)

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