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Michigan District 2018-19


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).

2018 MONCA, MI District. Tenor Moises Sa
Michigan District
Winners 2018-19

Samuel Kidd - Baritone 

Camron Gray - Tenor

Moises Salazar - Tenor

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Encouragement Award Winners 

Louis Ong - Baritone

Michael Day - Tenor

Bryce McClendon - Counter Tenor

Francesca Chiejina - Soprano

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.

2018 MONCA, MI District, adjudicators. W
Michigan District
Judges 2018-19

William Stone

Voice Faculty at Academy of Vocal Arts Philadelphia


Dan Novak

Director of  The Patrick G. Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Patricia Wise

World renowned  Operatic Soprano

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Dr. David Dichiera Award Winners 

Samuel Kidd - Baritone 

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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