The UNLV School of Music was well-represented at this year’s Metropolitan Opera National Council district auditions
Second year UNLV DMA student Aaron Pendleton, bass, was one of the winners of the Arizona district auditions, and he will compete in the Rocky Mountain Region Finals in Denver, Colorado on January 26, 2020. Aaron completed a summer of study in the 2019 Institute for Young Dramatic Voices with Dolora Zajick, mezzo-soprano.
UNLV School of Music alum Michael Parham, baritone (MM ’17), was one of the winners of The Met’s New York district auditions. He will compete in the Eastern Region Finals in New York City on January 22, 2020. Michael recently moved to NYC from Vegas, and this past summer completed performances in New York of Die Fledermaus as “Falke” with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance program.