National Auditions Semi-Finals and Grand Finals Concert

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The National Auditions Semi-Finals and Grand Finals Concert take place at the Metropolitan Opera during the spring season. At that time, the Regional Winners are brought to New York for musical preparation under the guidance of the Metropolitan Opera’s Music Staff. They then audition with piano before members of the Met Staff. Those not selected as National Finalists will receive a cash award of $1,500.

All National Finalists will receive $5,000 and will remain in residence at the Met for another week and continue to coach with the Met’s Artistic Staff in preparation for the Grand Finals Concert with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. During this final audition they will compete before a public audience and a distinguished panel of judges for awards in the amount of $15,000. All travel and housing for participants at the national level are paid for and arranged by the Metropolitan Opera National Council.
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