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.

The 2014-2015 MONC Application will be available at the end of July 2014.  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 11, 2014
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: 812-340-0510
Office: 812-856-4531
Email: sjensvol@indiana.edu

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Hilbert Theater in Indianapolis, IN
Application deadline TBA.

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 18, 2014
Werner Recital Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Application deadline TBA.

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

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

Region Finals Information:
Sunday, November 23, 2014
(The Music Institute, 1490 Chicago Ave. Evanston, IL)


 

Eastern Region

Please visit the Eastern Region website at http://www.nycmonc.org/faq/

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 18-19, 2014
Merkin Hall, New York, NY
Only the first 90 complete applications received will be accepted.
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, October 31, 2014.

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

Region Finals Information:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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 10, 2015
Flickinger Center at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY
Application deadline TBA.
Only the first 50 complete applications received will be accepted.

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 22, 2014
Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
All application materials including payment must be received by Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Only the first 40 applications received will be accepted.

Pittsburgh District
Contact:
Ms. Katherine Drago, District Director
moncpgh@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date and time TBA.
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:
Mrs. Mary Berlow, Region Co-Chairperson
33 Gates Circle, Apt 8A
Buffalo, NY 14209
Home: 716-885-2727
Email: mhberlow@me.com

Region Finals Information:
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Flickinger Center at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY


  

Gulf Coast Region

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

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

Audition Information:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Duncan Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, December 1, 2014.
Only the first 40 complete applications received will be accepted. 

New Orleans 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 31, 2015
Roussel Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA
Only the first 35 complete applications received will be accepted.
Application deadline TBA.

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:
Date TBA
Rene Marques Hall, Luis A. Ferre Center for the Performing Arts, San Juan, PR
Application deadline TBA.

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, February 1, 2015
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 6, 2014
Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, December 1, 2014.
Only the first 40 complete applications received will be accepted. 

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 2, 2014
The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, October 27, 2014.
Only 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
6205 Loch Raven Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Home: 703-893-5318
Email: carolpierson@cox.net

Region Finals Information:
Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00pm
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 17, 2015
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, January 2, 2015.
Only the first 30 applications received will be accepted.

Kentucky District
Contact:
Kris Gilbert, Auditions Coordinator
c/o Opera Lex
PO Box 8463
Lexington, KY 40533-8463
Email: lexmetaudition@yahoo.com

Audition Information: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Memorial Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, November 14, 2014.
Only the first 30 applications received will be accepted.
For more information about the Kentucky District Auditions, please visit http://www.kydistrictauditions.org

Middle/East Tennessee District
Contact:
Ms. Phyllis Driver, District Co-Director
5833 Briercliff Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37918
Home: 865-687-1076
Email: pndriver@comcast.net

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Natalie Haslam Music Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Application deadline TBA.

West Tennessee District
Contact:
Dr. Kyle Ferrill, 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: kferrill@memphis.edu 

Audition Information:
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, January 30, 2015.
Only the first 40 complete applications received will be accepted. 

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

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

Region Finals Information:
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Memorial Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


  

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: kcmonc2015@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 3, 2015
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 Friday, December 12, 2014.
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 22, 2014
Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117-1003
All application materials including payment must be received by Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Only the first 30 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 24, 2015
Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center for Education, 2520 S. Yorktown Avenue, Tulsa, OK
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, January 3, 2015.
Only the first 40 complete applications received will be accepted.

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, February 7, 2015; 8pm
Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center for Education, 2520 S. Yorktown Avenue, Tulsa, OK


  

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 3 & 4, 2015
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA
All application materials including payment  must be received by Weds, December 3, 2014.
Only the first 80 complete applications received will be accepted.
*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 6, 2014
Co-Op Arts & Humanities High School, 177 College St. New Haven, CT 06510
Application deadline TBA.

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 25, 2015
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA


  

Northwest Region

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

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 1, 2014
Stephens Performing Arts Center, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Application deadline TBA.

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 12, 2014
Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR
All application marterials including payment must be received by Friday, October 3, 2014.

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 2, 2014
Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4R9
All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, October 10, 2014.
Only the first 30 applications will be accepted.

Washington 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:
Saturday, October 26, 2014
Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
All application materials including payment must be received by Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

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, February 15, 2015
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, February 7, 2015
Gates Hall, Newman Center, University of Denver, Denver, CO
Application materials TBA.

Nevada District 
Contact:
Elaine Fitzpatrick, District Co-Director
1930 Village Center Circle 3-401
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: 702-812-7085
elainefitzpatrick@me.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Beam Music Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Application deadline TBA. 

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 15, 2014
Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
All application materials including payment must be received by Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Only the first 50 applications received will be accepted.

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, February 8, 2015
Gates Hall, Newman Center, University of Denver, 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 17, 2015
Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park, FL  32792
All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, December 20, 2014.
Please visit www.metauditionsflorida.org for more information.

Georgia District
Contact:
Christina Thompson Howell, District Co-Director
1638 Desford Court
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: 678-492-0272
Email: christinahowell@bellsouth.net

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA 
All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, November 1, 2014.

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 10, 2015
Dana Auditorium at Queens University at 1900 Selwyn Avenue in Charlotte, NC
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, December 15, 2014.
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 24, 2015
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 Wednesday, December 31, 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 Howell, Region Chairperson
2525 Peachtree Road, #23
Atlanta, GA 30305
Cell: 678-361-7638
Email: mrtalmadge@msn.com

Region Finals Information: 
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Atlanta, GA


  

Upper Midwest Region

Please visit the Upper Midwest Region website at www.metauditionsmn.org

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 10, 2015
Tye Recital Hall, Iowa State Universtity, Ames, IA
Application deadline TBA.

Minnesota District
Contact:
Ms. Connie Fullmer, District Director
PO Box 286
Hopkins, MN 55343
Home: 952-935-4717
Email: info@metauditionsmn.org

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University in St. Paul, MN
All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, November 8, 2014.
Only the first 40 applications received will be accepted.

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

Audition Information:
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Kimball Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Application deadline TBA.
Only the first 30 applications received will be accepted.

North Dakota District
Contact:
Louise Pinkerton and Dr. Royce Blackburn, District Co-Directors
3350 Campus Road, Stop 7125
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7125
Home: 701-775-0108
Email: ndmetoperaauditions@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
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 1, 2014.
Only the first 30 applications received will be accepted.

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, November 1, 2014
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI
All application materials including payment must be received by Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Only the first 40 applications received will be accepted. 
*Online applications strongly encouraged.

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

Regional Contact:
Ms. Connie Fullmer, Region Co-Chairperson
PO Box 286
Hopkins, MN 55343
Home: 952-935-4717
Email: info@metauditionsmn.org

Region Final Information: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Noon
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN


  

Western Region

Arizona District
Contact:
Mr. Tom Phinney
Email: tom.phinney@cox.net

Audition Information: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ 
Application deadline TBA.

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 19, 2014
Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, October 6, 2014.

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 11, 2014
Crill Performance Hall, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, September 29, 2014.
Only the first 40 complete applications received will be accepted.
Please visit www.sdmonc.org for more information.

San Francisco District
Contact:
Ms. Khori Dastoor, District Director
391 Alcatraz Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Home: 510-250-9213
Email: SFMetAuditions@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Sunday, October 5, 2014
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-6011
All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, September 22, 2014.

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

Regional Contact:
Mrs. Molly Siefert, Region Chairperson
672 South Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
Home: 626-285-3688
Email: mstar16@mindspring.com

Region Final Information:
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012

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