National Council Regional Contact Information

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.

All of our District and Region audition dates, deadlines and contact information are listed below or view a chronological listing of audition dates. This information and is subject to change and is updated regularly.

Central Region

Illinois District
Contact: 

David Loewe, Executive Director
Phone: TBA
Email: davidcloewe@gmail.com
Website: http://metauditionscentralregion.com/districts/illinois/ 

Audition information: 
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Location: Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
Deadline: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.
Capacity: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.

Indiana District
Contact:
 
Sarah J. Slover, Auditions Coordinator
Cell: 812-340-0510
Office: 812-855-1059
Email: indianamonc@gmail.com
Website: http://metauditionscentralregion.com/districts/indiana/

Audition Information: 
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Location: Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler University, 610 W. 46th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 35 complete applications received will be accepted.

Kentucky District 
Contact: 
Kris Gilbert, District Co-Director
Email: lexmetaudition@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.kydistrictauditions.org

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Location: First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, KY
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Capacity: The first 30 applications received will be accepted.

Ohio District 
Contact:
Mr. Richard I. Lauf, District Director
Home: 513-741-0318
Email: richlauf@fuse.net
Website: http://metauditionscentralregion.com/districts/ohio/

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10am
Location: Werner Recital Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

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

Regional Contact:
David Loewe, Auditions Director
Phone: 312-659-9395
Email: director@metauditionscentralregion.com 
Website: http://metauditionscentralregion.com/

Region Finals Information: 
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 pm
Location: The Music Institute, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

Eastern Region

Eastern Region & New York District
Contact:
Ms. Stefanie VanSteelandt, Auditions Coordinator
Email: svansteelandt@nycmonc.org
Website:  http://www.nycmonc.org/faq/ 

Audition Information:
Date: Weds. & Thurs, October 19 & 20, 2016
Location: Merkin Hall, New York, NY
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by Sunday, October 9, 2016.
Capacity: The first 90 complete applications received will be accepted.

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

Region Finals Information: 
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Location: Merkin Hall, New York, NY

Great Lakes Region

Buffalo/Toronto District
Contact:
 
Leah Schneider Wietig and Margaret Wietig, Auditions Administrators
Cell: 716-713-4130
Email: moncbuffalotoronto@gmail.com
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Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Location: Flickinger Center at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY
Deadline: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.
Capacity: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.

Michigan District
 
Contact: 
Ms. Megan McDonald, Auditions Coordinator
Email:  moncamichigan@gmail.com  

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Location: Madonna University, Kresge Hall, 36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48154
Deadline: All materials must be received by October 1, 2016.
Capacity: The first 40 applications received will be accepted.

Pittsburgh District 
Contact: 
Dr. Christopher Scott, District Co-Director
Cell: 309-721-7578
Email: moncpgh@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Location: Kresge Theater at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by November 14, 2016.
Capacity: The first 40 applications received will be accepted.

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

Regional Contact:
Leah Schneider Wietig and Margaret Wietig, Auditions Administrators
Cell: 716-713-4130
Email: moncbuffalotoronto@gmail.com

Region Finals Information:
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Location: Flickinger Center at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY

Gulf Coast Region

Florida District
Contact:
Joan Travis, Auditions Manager
Phone: 321-363-3020
Email: joantrav@gmail.com
Website: www.metauditionsflorida.org 

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Location: Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park, FL  32792
Deadline: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.
Capacity: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.

Houston District
Applications Contact:
Richard Dickson, Singer Liaison
Cell: 713-240-6561
Email: MONCHouston@gmail.com

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

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Location: Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX
Deadline: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.
Capacity: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.

New Orleans District 
Contacts:
Susan Wallace, District Co-Director
Phone: 202-631-1351
Email: susangaricwallace@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Location: Roussel Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.

Puerto Rico District 
Contact:
Ada Sofia Esteves, Esq., District Director
Cell: 787-645-8374
Email: Esteves1@gmail.com 

Audition Information:
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Location: Emilio Belaval Theatre, University of the Sacred Heart, San Juan, PR
Deadline: Applications must be received by Friday, November 11, 2016.
Capacity: TBA 

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

Regional Contact: 
Diane Dupin, Region Co-Chairperson
Home: 504-282-9655
Fax: 504-282-9680
Email: charlesd85@aol.com 

Region Finals Information: 
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Location: Roussel Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA

Middle Atlantic Region

Capitol District
Contact:

Mr. Brian Boyle, District Director
Cell: 202-321-4329
Email: bossarts@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Location: The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Deadline: N/A
Capacity: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications. 

Philadelphia District 
Contact: 
Mr. Brian Boyle, District Director
Cell: 202-321-4329
Email: bossarts@gmail.com
Website: www.moncauditionsma.org 

Audition Information:
 
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Location: Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications received will be accepted. 

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

Regional Contact:
Mrs. Carol Pierson, Region Auditions Co-Director
Home: 703-893-5318
Email: carolpierson@cox.net 

Region Finals Information: 
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2pm
Location: University of DC, Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Midwest Region

Arkansas District 
Contact: 
Mrs. Melissa Thoma, District Co-Director
Cell: 501-831-7728
Work: 501-664-5672
Email: melissat@thomathoma.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Location: Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 35 complete applications received will be accepted.

Kansas City District 
Contact: 
Dr. Wilma B. Wilcox and Melinda J. Cannady, District Directors
Email: kansascitydistrictmonc@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Location: White Recital Hall, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, MO  64110-2229
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by January 7, 2017.
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications will be accepted.

St. Louis District
 
Contacts: 
Mary Susman and Tom Herm, District Directors
Home: 314-448-1800
Email: susman.mary@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Location: Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117-1003
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by November 9, 2016.
Capacity: The first 30 complete applications received will be accepted. 

Tulsa District 
Contacts: 
Susan and Timothy Young, District Directors
Cell: 918-625-8977
Email: tulsa.met.auditions@gmail.com 

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Location: Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center for Education, 2520 S. Yorktown Avenue, Tulsa, OK
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by Saturday, January 7, 2016.
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications receieved will be accepted.

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

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

Region Finals Information: 
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 1pm
Location: White Recital Hall, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, MO  64110-2229

New England Region

Boston District 
Contacts: 
Susan and Robert Eastman, Registration Chairpersons
Phone: 239-970-6207
Email: moncboston@gmail.com
Website: http://www.neaudition.org 

Audition Information: 
Dates: Sunday & Monday, January 8&9, 2017
Location: Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA
Deadline: **This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.**
Capacity: The first 80 complete applications received will be accepted.

Connecticut District 
Contact: 
Ms. Robin Valovich, District Director
Phone: 203-641-6447
Email: rvalovich@yahoo.com 

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Location: Co-Op Arts & Humanities High School, 177 College St. New Haven, CT 06510
Deadline:  N/A
Capacity: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.

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

Regional Contact: 
Mrs. Pauline Ho Bynum, Region Chairperson
Home: 617-734-6424
Email: phobynum@comcast.net

Region Finals Information: 
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017
Location: Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

Northwest Region

Idaho/Montana District
Contact:
 
Dr. Diana Livingston Friedley, District Director
Phone: 208-282-2611
Email: lividian@isu.edu

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Location: Stephens Performing Arts Center, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by October 24, 2016. 
Capacity: The first 25 complete applications received will be accepted.

Oregon District
Contact:
Mrs. Jutta Allen, District Director
Home: 503-294-0010
Cell: 503-816-6162
Email: juttaallen@comcast.net

Audition Information: 
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1pm
Location: Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Deadline:  All materials including payment must be received by October 14, 2016.
Capacity: The first 30 completed applications received will be accepted.

Washington District 
Contact: 
Maxine Levy, District Director
Phone: 253-874-6525
Email: maxine.a.levy@comcast.net

Audition Information: 
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 10am
Location: Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by October 3, 2016.
Capacity: The first 30 complete applications received will be accepted.

Western Canada District
Contact:
Ms. Dawne Dye, District Director
Phone: 604-538-7794
Email: dawne.dye@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Location: Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4R9
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by October 14, 2016.
Capacity: The first 30 applications will be accepted.

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

Regional Contacts:
Maxine Levy, Region Auditions Director
Phone: 253-874-6525
Email: maxine.a.levy@comcast.net
Website: www.metoperanw.com 

Region Finals Information:
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Location: Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Rocky Mountain Region

Colorado/Wyoming District 
Contact:
Lynn Harrington
Phone: 303-464-0659
Email: lynnhsings@comcast.net

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Location: Gates Hall, Newman Center, University of Denver, Denver, CO
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 50 complete applications received will be accepted.

Nevada District 
Contact:
Elaine Fitzpatrick, District Co-Director
Phone: 702-812-7085
elainefitzpatrick@me.com

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11am
Location: Beam Music Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Deadline: All materials including pyament must be received by November 12, 2017.
Capacity: The first 50 applications received will be accepted.

New Mexico District
Contact:
Renato Estacio, District Director
Cell: 702-449-7022
Email: renato@nmswag.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10am
Location: African-American Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque, NM
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 50 applications received will be accepted.

Utah District 
Contact: 
Natalie Cope, Auditions Coordinator
Cell: 801-628-8034
Email: moncauditions@gmail.com
Website: http://www.utahmoncauditions.org/index.html

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11am
Location: Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by October 31, 2016. 
Capacity: The first 50 applications received will be accepted.

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

Regional Contacts: 
Dr. Stephen Dilts, Region Chairperson
Cell: 720-530-0483
Email: sdiltsj@mac.com 
Website: http://metoperaauditionsrockies.org/

Ms. Mary Ann Ross, Region Auditions Director
Phone: 303-333-2595
Email: maryannross3294@comcast.net 

Region Final Information: 
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1:30pm
Gates Hall, Newman Center, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Southeast Region

Georgia District 
Contact: 
Christina Thompson Howell, District Co-Director
Phone: 678-492-0272
Email: georgiamonc@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Location: Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by November 5, 2016.
Capacity: The first 40 applications received will be accepted.

Middle/East Tennessee District 
Contact: 
Phyllis Driver, District Co-Director
Cell: 865-414-2404
Email: pndriver@comcast.net

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Location: Powell Recital Hall, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 35 complete applications received will be accepted.

North Carolina District 
Contact: 
Mrs. Leslie Paliyenko, District Director
Home: 704-845-4624
Email: lesliepaliy@windstream.net

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Location: Dana Auditorium at Queens University at 1900 Selwyn Avenue in Charlotte, NC
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications received will be accepted.

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

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017
Location: R. Wright Spears Center for the Arts, Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Deadline:  All materials including payment must be received by December 31, 2016.
Capacity: The first 40 applications received will be accepted.

West Tennessee District 
Contact: 
Dr. Kyle Ferrill, District Director
Phone: (901) 678-2413
Email: MemphisMet@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Location: Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
Deadline: All matterials including payment much be received by December 24, 2016.
Capacity: The first 35 completed applications received will be accepted.

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

Regional Contact: 
Mrs. Margaret Talmadge Howell, Region Chairperson
Cell: 678-361-7638
Email: mrtalmadge@msn.com
Website: http://www.southeastauditions.org

Region Finals Information: 
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Location: Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Atlanta, GA

Upper Midwest Region

Iowa District 
Contact: 
Ms. Sara Compton, District Co-Director
Work: 515-294-7389
Email: scompton@iastate.edu

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Location: Tye Recital Hall, Iowa State Universtity, Ames, IA
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by Thursday, December 29, 2016.
Capacity: The first 35 complete applications received will be accepted.

Minnesota District 
Contact: 
Ms. Connie Fullmer, District Director
Home: 952-935-4717
Email: info@metauditionsmn.org

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Location: Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN
Deadline: This District is full and is no longer accepting applications.
Capacity: The first 35 applications received will be accepted.

Nebraska District 
Contact: 
Dr. Adrienne Dickson
Home: 402-483-0207
Email: adriennecw@hotmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Location: O'Donnell Auditorium, Nebraska Wesleyan Univeristy, Lincoln, NE
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by Thursday, November 10, 2016.
Capacity: The first 30 applications received will be accepted.

North Dakota-Manitoba District 
Contact: 
Dr. Royce Blackburn, District Co-Director
Cell: 701-747-0465
Email: NDMBmetoperaauditions@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Location: Josephine Campbell Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Building, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by November 4, 2016.
Capacity: The first 30 applications received will be accepted.

Wisconsin District 
Contact: 
Ms. Kathy Pyeatt, District Co-Director
Home: 414-881-8766
Email: kpyeatt@wi.rr.com
Website: www.moncwi.org

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Location: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
Capacity: The first 40 applications received will be accepted. 
*Online applications strongly encouraged. Please submit a bio (150 words or less) with your application for use on our website.

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

Regional Contact: 
Ms. Connie Fullmer, Region Co-Chairperson
Home: 952-935-4717
Email: info@metauditionsmn.org
Website: www.metauditionsmn.org

Region Final Information: 
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1pm
Location: Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN

Western Region

Arizona District 
Contact: 
Ms. Kimberley Smith, District Director
Phone: 480-510-3517
Email: kimpainter77@gmail.com 
Website: http://moncarizona.org

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Location: Musical Instrument Museum, 423 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications received will be accepted. 

Los Angeles District 
Contact: 
Ms. Susan Malinowski, District Co-Director
Home: 626-792-6706
Cell: 626-375-5406
Email: susanmal7823@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Location: Thayer Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by October 10, 2016. 
Capacity: N/A

San Diego District 
Contacts: 
Carol and Ted McLaughlin, Audition Coordinators
Home: 619-460-3167
Email: sdmonc@cox.net
Website: www.sdmonc.org 

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Location: Crill Performance Hall, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by September 24, 2016.
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications received will be accepted.

San Francisco District 
Contact: 
Ms. Khori Dastoor, District Director
Home: 510-250-9213
Email: SFMetAuditions@gmail.com
Website: www.sfmetauditions.org

Audition Information: 
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-6011
Deadline: All materials including payment must be received by September 25, 2016.
Capacity: N/A

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

Regional Contact: 
Mrs. Molly Siefert, Region Chairperson
Home: 626-437-5944
Email: mstar16@mindspring.com

Region Final Information: 
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2016 
Location: Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA