2016 GA District Auditions

by on December 1, 2016

GA District MONC auditions 2016

The Opera Guild for Atlanta was delighted to sponsor the Georgia District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Kopleff Recital Hall on the Georgia State University campus.

This year’s judges were:

  • John Churchwell, San Francisco Opera
  • Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano
  • Gayletha Nichols, Executive Director Metropolitan National Council (MONC) Auditions

GA District MONC auditions 2016

Pictured above are the twenty-one contestents who sang at this year’s Georgia District MONC auditions. Gayletha Nichols, Executive Director of the MONC auditions, is addressing the singers and audience in this photograph.


The judges awarded two first prizes this year. Congratulations to Alan Higgs, bass-baritone and Kellie Motter, soprano, (pictured above) who will advance to the Southeast Region MONC auditions at Spivey Hall Sunday, February 12, 2017!


Encouragement Award Winners, pictured above, are Greer Lyle, soprano and Bryn Holdsworth, soprano.


Many thanks to all The Opera Guild for Atlanta members who make the Georgia District auditions possible and to all the MONC officers who are so supportive of young singers! Pictured left to right are:

  • Mr. Bradley Howard, Director of the MONC Regional Auditions
  • Ms. Alexis Lundy, Co-Director of the MONC Georgia District Auditions
  • Ms. Christina Howell, Co-Director of the MONC Georgia District Auditions
  • Mr. Alan Higgs, bass-baritone, 2016 MONC GA District Winner
  • Ms. Kellie Motter, soprano, 2016 MONC GA District Winner
  • Bryn Holdsworth, soprano, 2016 Encouragement Award Winner
  • Greer Lyle, soprano, 2016 Encouragement Award Winner
  • Mrs. Margaret Talmadge Howell, MONC Southeast Region Chairperson




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