Kentucky District

2016 Kentucky District Auditions Results

Congratulations to our three winners and two encouragement awardees! The three winners will compete in the Central Region Finals on November 20th.

  • Jianan Huang, baritone
  • Courtney Jameson, mezzo-soprano
  • Thabang Masango, tenor
Encouragement Awardees:
  • Taylor Comstock, tenor
  • Jeremiah Marcèle Sanders, baritone

All applications for auditions should be completed via the MET’s online application form. Please be sure to include all application materials to ensure a speedy confirmation of your place in the Kentucky District auditions.

The $30 non-refundable application fee can be submitted by mailing a check made out to “Opera Lex” to our District Co-Director:

Kris Gilbert
c/o Opera Lex
PO Box 8463
Lexington, KY 40533-8463

More information can be found at the Kentucky District website. –>

2016 Audition Information

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: TBA
Hosted by OperaLex
First Presbyterian Church
171 Market Street
Lexington, KY 40507

The auditions are free to attend as spectators and open to family, friends, and instructors, who may enter and leave the hall between contestant auditions. Additional details regarding day-of schedules will be sent to singers once all applications are received.

The Kentucky District will be hosting a masterclass featuring instruction by Ms. Stephanie Sundine, Stage Director, Dramatic Coach & Acting Teacher. This masterclass will be held on Sunday, November 13th following the previous day’s auditions. More detailed information including participation options will be addressed by the Kentucky District co-directors.

Parking: TBA

Kentucky Auditions

Deadline for Applications:
Monday, November 7th at Noon

Suggested Audition Attire:
Men: semi-formal / suit
Women: semi-formal / suit / simple dress (no gowns please)

Warm-up Facilites:
Practice rooms are available after check-in. Please allow plenty of time.

Staff accompanist Cliff Jackson will be available, although you may bring your own, if you wish.

Aria Changes:
You may change your aria selections at any point, although you may be required to inform the judges from the stage, if you do so.

An awards ceremony will take place after all of the auditions and deliberations. It is strongly suggested that all contestants attend.


  • Dean Anthony
  • Stephanie Sundine
  • Diane Zola

Consultation with the Judges:
After the awards ceremony, there will be an opportunity to speak with the judges and receive feedback. We highly encourage all singers to take part, as this is an integral part of the auditions process and beneficial to each musician's career.