The San Diego District 2018-2019 Auditions will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Cooper Music Center in Crill Performance Hall on the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, CA 92106.
Individual oral evaluations for participating singers will follow the announcement of the winners. This is unique to the MONC auditions—each competitor is offered the special opportunity of meeting with and receiving feedback directly from the judges.
Following completion of all Western Region District Auditions, the Western Regional Finals will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at The Colburn School, Zipper Concert Hall, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.
To be eligible for the 2018-2019 auditions, applicants must be 20-30 years old from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019 – which means the auditioner’s birth date must fall between August 1, 1988 and August 1, 1998 (inclusive). There are NO exceptions.
Citizens of countries other than the United States (U.S.) or Canada must provide proof of one-year residency or proof of full-time enrollment in a university or conservatory in the U.S. or Canada before being permitted to enter any MONC District audition. Applicants may enter any one District audition regardless of where they reside.
All singers auditioning for the MONC competition should read the “Governing Regulations” section of the application (page 2) and pay attention to the exact dates singers must be available to progress to the Western Regional Finals (Sunday, January 13, 2019) in Los Angeles and to the MONC National Semi-Finals (Sunday, March 24, 2019, with Arrival in New York Thursday, March 21, 2019) and Grand Finals (Sunday, March 31, 2019) in New York City.
Required of all applicants are:
A completed 2018-2019 application form (including reading and signing the Governing Regulations page); a one-page résumé; photo; non-refundable application fee of $30.00 (USD only) and a photocopy of legal proof of age such as a birth certificate, passport or driver’s license.
NEW FOR SAN DIEGO DISTRICT APPLICANTS!
AN ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED
PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED
Singers applying for the 2018-2019 MONC competition in the San Diego District are required to complete and submit electronically the online application available on The Metropolitan Opera website.
ONLY THE FIRST 40 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED