National Council Auditions
Regional Contact Information

The 2015-16 application will be available online and to download in August 2015. 

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.

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.

 

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Central Region      

Illinois District
Contact:
TBA

Audition information:
Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 35 complete applications received will be accepted.

Indiana District
Contact:
Sarah J. Slover, Auditions Coordinator
Jacobs School of Music
1201 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Cell: 812-340-0510
Office: 812-855-1059
Email: sjensvol@indiana.edu

Audition Information:
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Location: Hilbert Circle Theater, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

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

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015 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, Interim Auditions Director
Phone: 312-659-9395
Email: director@metauditionscentralregion.com 

Region Finals Information:
Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015 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
250 East 54th Street #10D
New York, NY 10022
Email: svansteelandt.monc@gmail.com
Website:  http://www.nycmonc.org/faq/ 

Audition Information:
Date: Weds. & Thurs, October 28 & 29, 2015
Location: Merkin Hall, New York, NY
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, October 17, 2015.
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: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Location: Merkin Hall, New York, NY



Great Lakes Region

Buffalo/Toronto District
Contact: 
Leah Schneider Wietig, Auditions Administrator
Cell: 716-713-4130
Email: schneider.leahb@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Date: TBA
Location: Flickinger Center at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

Michigan District

Contact:
Ms. Marty Taylor, District Treasurer
P.O. Box 250100
Franklin, MI  48025
Email:  mtmetmail@gmail.com  

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Location: Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 40 applications received will be accepted.

Pittsburgh District
Contact:
Dr. Christopher Scott, District Co-Director
Slippery Rock University
203 Swope Music Hall
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Cell: 309-721-7578
Email: moncpgh@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Location: Kresge Theater at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Deadline: TBA
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:
Ms. Marty Taylor, District Treasurer
P.O. Box 250100
Franklin, MI  48025
Email:  mtmetmail@gmail.com  

Region Finals Information:
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Location: Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226


  

Gulf Coast Region

Houston District
Applications Contact:
Richard Dickson, Singer Liaison
2929 Westheimer Rd, #702
Houston, TX 77098
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, December 12, 2015
Location: Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, November 30, 2015.
Capacity: 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
Email: bruce.a.gordon@att.net

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Location: Roussel Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA 

Puerto Rico District
Contact:
Ada Sofia Esteves, Esq., District Director
P.O. Box 16033
San Juan, PR 00908-6033
Cell: 787-645-8374
Email: Esteves1@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Location: Bertita and Guillermo Martinez Theatre, Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, San Juan, PR
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, September 18, 2015.

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: 
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016
Location: Roussel Hall at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA


  

Middle Atlantic Region


Philadelphia District

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

Audition Information:

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Location: Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: 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:
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Location: The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Deadline: TBA
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
6205 Loch Raven Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Home: 703-893-5318
Email: carolpierson@cox.net

Region Finals Information:
Date: TBA
Location: 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:
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Location: Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

Kentucky District
Contact:
Kris Gilbert, District Co-Director
c/o Opera Lex
PO Box 8463
Lexington, KY 40533-8463
Email: lexmetaudition@yahoo.com
http://www.kydistrictauditions.org

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Location: Singletary Center Concert Hall, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 30 applications received will be accepted.

Middle/East Tennessee District
Contact:
Mrs. Jocelynne McCall, District Co-Director
1310 Blue Springs Road
Franklin, TN 37069-6919
Home: 615-337-6741
Email: jocelynnem@aol.com

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Location: Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

West Tennessee District
Contact:
Dr. Kyle Ferrill, District 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:
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Location: Harris Concert Hall, University of Memphis
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

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

Regional Contact:
Mr. Mark Ensley, Region Chairperson
University of Memphis
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
3775 Central Avenue, 123 Music Building
Memphis, TN  38152
Phone: (901) 491-3901
Email: mensley@memphis.edu

Region Finals Information:
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Location: Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Rd, Germantown, TN


  

Midwest Region

Kansas City District
Contact:
Dr. Wilma B. Wilcox and Melinda J. Cannady, District Directors
4550 Warwick Blvd, Unit 1110
Kansas City, MO 64111
Email: kansascitydistrictmonc@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Location: White Recital Hall, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 4949 Cherry, Kansas City, MO  64110-2229
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, January 16, 2016.
Capacity: The first 40 complete 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:
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Location: Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117-1003
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: 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
Cell: 918-625-8977
Email: tulsa.met.auditions@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Location: Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center for Education, 2520 S. Yorktown Avenue, Tulsa, OK
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, December 26, 2015.
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications receieved will be 

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:
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30pm
Location: Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117-1003


  

New England Region

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
Website: http://www.neaudition.org 

Audition Information:
Dates: Thurs. & Fri, January 7&8, 2016
Location: Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, December 7, 2015.
Capacity: 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:
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Location: Co-Op Arts & Humanities High School, 177 College St. New Haven, CT 06510
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: 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:
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Location: Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, Boston, MA


  

Northwest Region

Idaho/Montana District
Contact:

Dr. Diana Livingston Friedley, District 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:
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Location: Stephens Performing Arts Center, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Monday, October 26, 2015.
Capacity: The first 25 complete applications received will be accepted.

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:
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 1pm
Location: Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

Western Canada District
Contact:
Ms. Dawne Dye, District Director
3080 McBride Ave.
Surrey, B.C. V4A 3H1
CANADA
Phone: 604-538-7794
Email: dawne.dye@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Location: Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4R9
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Friday, October 10, 2015.
Capacity: The first 30 applications 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 25, 2015 at 10am
Location: Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

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 
Website: www.metoperanw.com 

Region Finals Information:
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Location: Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA


  

Rocky Mountain Region

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

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 9:30am
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
1930 Village Center Circle 3-401
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Phone: 702-812-7085
elainefitzpatrick@me.com

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11am
Location: Beam Music Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 50 applications received will be accepted.

New Mexico District
Contact:
Renato Estacio, District Director
13425 Cedarbrook Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Cell: 702-449-7022
Email: renato@nmswag.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016 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
2613 Imperial Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Cell: 801-628-8034
Email: moncauditions@gmail.com

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 11am
Location: Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Saturday, October 31, 2015.
Capacity: 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
Website: http://metoperaauditionsrockies.org/

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

Region Final Information: 
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 1:30pm
Gates Hall, Newman Center, University of Denver, Denver, CO


  

Southeast Region

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

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Location: Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park, FL  32792
Deadline: All application materials including payment must be received by Sunday, December 20, 2015.
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications received will be accepted.

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

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Location: TBA
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA 

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:
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Location: Dana Auditorium at Queens University at 1900 Selwyn Avenue in Charlotte, NC
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA 

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:
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Location: R. Wright Spears Center for the Arts, Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: 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
Website: http://www.southeastauditions.org

Region Finals Information: 
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Location: Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Atlanta, GA


  

Upper Midwest Region

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

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Location: Tye Recital Hall, Iowa State Universtity, Ames, IA
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: 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:
Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: 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:
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Location: Kimball Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: 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:
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Location: Josephine Campbell Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Building, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: 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
Website: www.moncwi.org

Audition Information:
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Location: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: 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
Website: www.metauditionsmn.org

Region Final Information: 
Date: TBA
Location: TBA


  

Western Region

Arizona District
Contact: 
Ms. Kimberley Smith, District Director
2915 E. Nora St.
Mesa, AZ 85213
Phone: 480-510-3517
Email: kimpainter77@gmail.com 

Website: http://moncarizona.org

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
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
412 N. Vinedo Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107-2615
Home: 626-792-6706
Cell: 626-375-5406
Email: susanmal7823@gmail.com

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Location: Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

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
Website: www.sdmonc.org 

Audition Information: 
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Location: Crill Performance Hall, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: The first 40 complete applications received will be accepted.

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

Audition Information: 
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015
Location: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-6011
Deadline: TBA
Capacity: TBA

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:
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2015 
Location: Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012

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