I am ecstatic to announce that I was selected as a winner of the 2015 Georgia District MONC Auditions. I accepted my award along-side Soprano Amanda Opuszynski and Bass- baritone Alan Higgs at the Chaddick Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 21st. (As well as 2 Encouragement Award winners: Bass- baritone Stephen McCluskey and Soprano Esther Tonea) The three of winners will advance to the Southeast Region Finals at 2pm, February 7th in Spivey Hall. We will compete against three other districts for an opportunity to continue on towards semi- finals in New York City later this year. Click here for more information!
I opened my performance in the competition with Largo al factotum from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini. The judges then requested Each Day I Write You (Charlie’s Aria) from Heggie’s Three Decembers. I was especially excited to have the opportunity to perform the selection from Three Decembers, because I prepared that work in the last few months specifically for this competition.
I received many kind words and congratulations from friends and competitors alike, and also received very constructive feedback from the three judges: Michael Heaston, Melissa Wegner, and Keith A. Wolfe. I am preparing a new aria for the next round of the competition, and will be working diligently to polish that as well as the rest of my repertoire. I am so thankful to have been presented this opportunity, and I hope you will make the time to come out and catch the next round of the competition this coming February. Tickets can be purchased here, be sure to come out and catch my Spivey Hall premiere!