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Washington District Auditions October 27, 2018

Kathryn Kibota mezzo-soprano; Stephanie Pfundt, soprano

Kathryn Kibota mezzo-soprano; Stephanie Pfundt, soprano
Photo by Glenda Williams

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

Maria Kerlee Bozich, soprano; Lauren Kulesa, soprano; Marissa Moultrie, soprano;

Maria Kerlee Bozich, soprano; Lauren Kulesa, soprano; Marissa Moultrie, soprano; Laura Sanders, soprano
Photo by Glenda Williams

Encouragement awards of $500 each went to:
Soprano Maria Kerlee Bozich, Age 25, Seattle, WA
Soprano Lauren Kulesa, Age 24, Bothell, WA
Soprano Marissa Moultrie, Age 21, Tacoma, WA
Soprano Laura Sanders, Age 24, San Francisco, CA

Nino Sanikidze, Brent McMunn, Richard Bado

Nino Sanikidze, Brent McMunn, Richard Bado
Photo by Glenda Williams

Judges were:
Richard Bado, Houston Grand Opera, Brent McMunn, USC Opera, and Nino Sanikidze, Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program

Arias selected by our two winners were:
Pfundt: 1) Doll Aria (Hoffmann)
2) Durch zärtlichkeit und schmeicheln(Abduction)
Kibota: 1) Things change, Jo (Litttle Women)
2) Voi, che sapete (Figaro)

Bravo to all singers!

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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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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