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Each year the auditions enable the finest young operatic talent to compete for awards. The Rocky Mountain Regional winner then has the opportunity to compete on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City for a national award. Your annual Patron Membership provides the Colorado-Wyoming District and Regional Awards and helps defray audition costs. We pay award money, hall rental and staff, and judges’ expenses (they donate their time). Your donations mean we can support our wonderful young singers. If you’re already a patron, thank you for your generous donation. Your contribution ensures the future of our local auditions and helps build the careers of tomorrow’s opera stars. Please join us or renew your support today!

Mail-In/Phone Option:

Prefer to join by mail? Download Patron Membership Subscription Form, complete and mail our membership form with your check or credit card information to Karen Bruggenthies, 4692 South Field Street, Littleton, CO 80123. Make checks payable to MONC Auditions-Rocky Mountain Region.

Categories of Patron Membership Levels:

Membership privileges include program recognition. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

The $35 button here is for future events only; please go below for membership and donations.

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Patron Membership
$75 /per person
Subscriber Membership
$175 /per person
Sponsor Membership
$500 /per person or couple
Benefactor Membership
$1,000+/per person/couple

Named Competition Prizes Available

Several people and organizations have sponsored prizes at both the CO/WY District and Rocky Mountain Region levels.
We call these “Named Prizes,” such as the $2000 Spencer Foundation Award and the Arthur and Miriam Bender Memorial Award. These can be for a wide range of amounts, as little as $150.
We would like you to consider honoring a loved one or having your organization sponsor one of our many prizes for the next Met Competition! If you wish to honor a loved one who loved opera, this is a way to enshrine their names and memories in a way that will help ensure the future of opera in America.
The Marcia Ragonetti award at last year’s district competition for the Met Opera went to Colin Mills. We still have named awards available for many of the auditioners. The Rocky Mountain Region finals are sometime next February at 1:30 at Calvary Baptist Church right here in Denver. Hear incredibly talented Young Artists from our multistate region and beyond! If interested in a named award for you, your business, or in memory of someone you love, please contact us.
If you want the world to know that your organization supports young and talented singers, this is a beautiful way to do that. Here are the prizes awarded each year, many of which are still available for your sponsorship:
Colorado/Wyoming District Prizes
Four Winners’ Prizes at $1125 apiece
Three more awards available
Two Encouragement Prizes at $150 apiece
Rocky Mountain Regional Awards
First Place ($5500 total): Spencer Foundation $2000
Mrs. Edgar Tobin Award from the Tobin Endowment $800
Linda Geidl Award  $500
Available: $2200 Award to complete First Prize or $5500
Second Place ($2500 total): Arthur and Miriam Bender Memorial Award $200
Chris and Karen Mohr Award $500
Available: $1800 Award to complete Second Prize
Third Place ($2100 total): Erma D. Butler Award ($600)
Available: $1500
Special Awards ($600 each): Erna D. Butler Young singers’ Encouragement Award
Father Diamond Wendelboe Memorial Scholarship
Actual prizes awarded may vary from these amounts, depending on how the judges award them.
Contact if you are interested in this opportunity, and thank you for your support!
Or be a donor for $75 ($150 per couple), subscriber for $175, Sponsor for $500- $999, or Benefactor for $1000+. Please increase your commitment if you can.
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