2011 Competition Results

The third annual Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition was held in January, 2011, at the NOA Convention in San Antonio, TX.

Division I Winners

  • First Place University of Mississippi, Gianni Schicchi, Stage Director: Julia Aubrey; Coach and Pianist: Amanda Johnston
  • Second Place Baylor University, The Impresario, Musical Director and Pianist: Jeffrey Peterson; Stage Director: Michael Johnston
  • Third Place Xavier University of Louisiana, An Embarrassing Position, Musical Director: Dan Shore; Stage Director: Dara Rahming

Division II Winners

  • First Place University of Colorado - Boulder, Carmen, Stage Director: Leigh Holman; Musical Director: Chris Zemliauskas
  • Second Place University of Alabama, Rigoletto, Stage and Musical Director: Paul Houghtaling; Pianist: J. Bradley Baker
  • Third Place University of Alabama, La bohéme, Stage and Musical Director: Paul Houghtaling; Pianist: J. Bradley Baker

Competition Judges

Gilda Cruz-Romo, George Shirley, and John Pfautz

The two first-place winners were featured in a working session, "Blood and Guts of Opera," with Richard Crittenden and Elizabeth Vrenios immediately following the competition.

Competition Videos

Division I

First Place University of Mississippi, Gianni Schicchi, Stage Director: Julia Aubrey; Coach and Pianist: Amanda Johnston

Second Place Baylor University, The Impresario, Musical Director and Pianist: Jeffrey Peterson; Stage Director: Michael Johnston

Third Place Xavier University of Louisiana, An Embarrassing Position, Musical Director: Dan Shore; Stage Director: Dara Rahming

Division II

First Place University of Colorado - Boulder, Carmen, Stage Director: Leigh Holman; Musical Director: Chris Zemliauskas

Second Place University of Alabama, Rigoletto, Stage and Musical Director: Paul Houghtaling; Pianist: J. Bradley Baker

Third Place University of Alabama, La bohéme, Stage and Musical Director: Paul Houghtaling; Pianist: J. Bradley Baker