Southeast Regional Final Auditions

Please join us on March 3rd, 2019 for the Regional Auditions!

Hosted at the beautiful Spivey Hall, of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia 30260
Admission price $40.00
Guest Performer: Lawson Anderson
A former management consultant with an MBA from Columbia Business School, Lawson Anderson has made waves in the opera world coming off of his Top Prize finish at the 2018 George London Foundation Competition; First Prize award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation’s 2017 International Vocal Competition; 2017 Opera Index Top Prize Arthur E. Walters Memorial Award; representing the USA as a Finalist of the 2017 Hans Gabor Belvedere finals in Moscow and the 2018 Viñas Contest in Barcelona; a Grand Finalist of the 2017 Anita Cerquetti Voice Competition; 2017 Grant Winner from the Giulio Gari Foundation; and 2017 Eastern Region Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Anderson has grabbed headlines: “Lawson Anderson is irresistible” (Rupert Christiansen of The Telegraph) as an interpreter of Mozart, particularly in the title roles of Le nozze di Figaro with Nevill Holt Opera at the grand opening of their new theater; with the Music Academy of the West under the baton of James Conlon; and at the Berlin Opera Festival and Don Giovanni with the Cleveland Opera.

Rehearsal for Region:
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, Spivey Hall

Patrons Dinner:
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Piedmont Driving Club, 1215 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Apply on National Metropolitan Opera Site:


For our Southeast Region:

Margaret Talmadge Howell, Regional Chairman
J. Barry Schrenk, Director of Membership and Finance
Randy Romig, Director of Auditions
Bradley Howard, Media Relations
Heather McNay, Media Relations

Prizes Awarded

Ryan Smith Memorial First Place Award Winner receives $6,000 and goes to New York to compete in the National Semi-finals.
Second Place Winner receives $3,000.
Third Place Winner receives $1,500.
Two Encouragement Awards, each receives $500.

(Please note: All cash awards are at the discretion of the judges.)


Gayletha Nichols, Director of the Apprentice Program for Singers for Santa Fe Opera
Nicholas Russell, Director of Artistic Operations for Boston Lyric Opera
Anthony Dean Griffey, Four-time Grammy Award-winning American Tenor
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