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Washington District Awards
October 23, 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, age 26, baritone, Vancouver, B.C.

Washington District Winners 2016 Kelly Ferguson, soprano; Ksenia Popova each awarded $2,500

Washington District Winners 2016 Kelly Ferguson, soprano; Ksenia Popova each awarded $2,500
Photo by Ava Driscoll

2016encouragementwinners650px Katie Kibota, mezzo-soprano; Catherine Thornsley, soprano; Zachary Read, baritone
Photo by Ava Driscoll


The Judges

2016 Washington District Judges L-R: John Churchwell, Ruth Golden, David Holloway Photo by Joel Johnson

2016 Washington District Judges L-R: John Churchwell, Ruth Golden, David Holloway
Photo by Joel Johnson

Washington District Awards 2015

Washington District Winners October 25, 2015

Catherine Thornsley, soprano; John Marzano, tenor; Aurélie Veruni, soprano; Zachary Read, baritone; Alasdair Kent, tenor

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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Western WA / Alaska District Winners, Oct. 28, 2012

Pictured: L to R, John Marzano, Serena Eduljee, Sunny Shams, Beth Pearson
Conni Clark, Ksenia Popova, David Borning and Christine Knackstedt.

Winners (advance to the Regional Audition in Seattle):

Sunny Shams, tenor, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle.
Beth Pearson, soprano, advances to the Regional Audition in Seattle.
Ksenia Popova, soprano, …

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