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Michigan District


Approximately 35 singers take part in the annually held District Competition. From this group the judges select 3 or more singers to advance to the regional competition. Prize monies totaling between $4000-$5000 USD are awarded. (Regional awards may total between $12000-$17000 USD).

Michigan District
Winners 2017-18

Joseph Leppek -Tenor

Moises Salazar - Tenor

Janani Sridhar - Soprano

Encouragement Award Winners 

Cheyanne Coss -Soprano

Justin Burgess - Baritone

Margaret Tigue - Soprano

Matthew Fleisher - Bass - Baritone

Winners of each District advances to the Regional competition.  The top winner(s) then travel to New York City to compete in the National Semi-Finals. The semi and final rounds are held over a two- week period.  Each competitor receives coaching by the MET staff, performing for the public on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House.

Michigan District
Judges 2017-18

Scott Guzielek

Director of Artistic Operations Palm Beach Opera


Jennifer Rowley

Soprano Metropolitan Opera Star


Melissa Wegner

Deputy Director of MONCA

For More information on the competition please visit Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
The activities, cash awards, and expenses for judges are all provided by private donation from donors within the district.
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