South Carolina District Auditions

South Carolina District Auditions

Please visit the South Carolina MONC website for more information:

Audition date: Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
R. Wright Spears Center for the Arts, Columbia College, 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
Capacity: The first 40 applications received will be accepted.
Deadline for receiving applications:

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You can also send applications and checks to:
Van and Bettie Edwards
6300 Goldbranch Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29206

Apply on National Metropolitan Opera Site:


Van and Bettie Edwards
H - 803 787 0287
O - (Bettie) 803 629 4458 and (Van) 803 609 5717
Email: scmonc @ yahoo .com

Prizes Awarded

Three equal prizes of $1200.00 to be awarded at judges' discretion
At least one Encouragement Award


George Shirley, The University of Michigan
Ian Derrer, Dallas Opera
Benita Valente, Distinguished Soprano

2018 Winners

Murrella Parton, soprano
Nicholas Davis, baritone
Emily Skilling, mezzo-soprano

2016 Winners

Jason Nichols, tenor
Adrian Smith, bass-baritone
Aleksandra Romano - mezzo-soprano
Jemeesa Yarborough, soprano

2015 Winners

Corinthia Sims, soprano
JoAna Rusche, mezzo-soprano
Steven Eddy, baritone
William Davenport, tenor

2014 Winners

Karen Chia-ling Ho, soprano, $1,500
Jennifer Cherest, soprano, $1,500

Encouragement Awards
Blake Lampton, $300
Cera Finney, $300
Nathan Matticks, $300
Latoya Adams, $300
Laquavia Alston, $300
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