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IMPORTANT DATES

Application deadline: October 21st, or anytime before that when 90 completed applications have been received, including payment.

District Auditions:

November 4 & 5 at Baruch College’s Engelman Recital Hall (55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010)

Auditions scheduled between 10am and 5pm. It is not necessary to be present all day, but feedback will be given to all who want it around 5pm, regardless whether you auditioned in the morning or afternoon.

Judges: TBD

Pianist: TBD

Region Finals:

January 22, 2020 at Baruch College’s Engelman Recital Hall (55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010)

Auditions will run from 1pm to about 6.30pm; please be advised you will have to be present during that time for the auditions, the announcements and the feedback.

Judges: TBD

Pianist: TBD

Semi-Finals:

February 24, 2020 at the Metropolitan Opera – You need to be in NY and available from

Grand Finals:

March 1, 2020 at the Metropolitan Opera – You need to be in NY and available from

The winners of the District auditions advance to the Regional Finals. Winners of this competition are brought to New York for musical preparation under the guidance of the Metropolitan Opera’s music staff. They then audition with piano on the Metropolitan Opera stage before members of the Met artistic staff at the National Semi-Finals. Those not selected as National Finalists will receive a cash award of $ 1,500.

The National Finalists will remain in residence at the Met for another week and continue to coach with the Met’s Music Staff in preparation for the Grand Finals Concert with the MET Orchestra. During this final audition they will compete before a full house audience and a distinguished panel of judges for awards in the amount of $15,000. Finalists not chosen as Winners will receive $5,000. All travel and housing for participants at the national level is paid for and arranged by The Metropolitan Opera National Council.

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