Three winners were selected in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the Middle/East Tennessee District last Saturday (January 3, 2015) held in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall at the University of Tennessee School of Music.
Tenor Todd Barnhill from Tabor City, NC, is currently in the Master’s program at UT. Stephen Martin, from Rochester, Michigan, is currently a student at Michigan State. Amanda Palmeiro, from Memphis, is a graduate of UT. The three will now compete in the Mid-South Regional Auditions on Saturday, February 21, at Memorial Hall, University of Kentucky, in Lexington.
Three other singers received encouragement awards from the panel of three judges: Thaddeus Ennen and Makoto Winkler are in the Master’s program at UT and Nicholas Davis.