The Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition and Advancement Grant

The Donald W. Wood, Sr. Vocal Competition The Wood Competition began in 2015 as an entry vehicle for local high schoolers into the professional realm of singing.  Past participants have enjoyed regional, national and international celebrity as young artist professionals. The competition is a collaborative effort between the New Orleans Opera Association, the New Orleans… Continue reading The Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition and Advancement Grant

Donald W. Wood, Sr. Vocal Competition Masterclass

Sunday, March 13, 1:00 PM New Orleans Jazz Market 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113FREE and Open to the Public What is a masterclass? A masterclass is an educational tool used in many academic settings that allows an expert or “Master” in a field to share their expertise with students. They are… Continue reading Donald W. Wood, Sr. Vocal Competition Masterclass

Application for the Donald W. Woods, Sr. Vocal Competition

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS AND FORM: You must submit this application no later than midnight Monday, November 8, 2021 and include the YouTube links (three audio AND visual links). Application fees are waived for all applicants. Do not mention your name during your audio and visual recordings.During your audio and visual links definitely say the name of… Continue reading Application for the Donald W. Woods, Sr. Vocal Competition

Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition

AND the winners are… 1st Place: Sophia Lucurto, Senior from Chalmette High School. Annelise Cassar Tedesco, teacher. 2nd Place: Brendan Jones, Senior from Devillier Educational Center. Corliss Smith, teacher. 3rd Place: Aubrey Smith, Sophomore from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle, teacher. Honorable Mention: Henry Herbert, Senior from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle,… Continue reading Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition

Winners of the Donald W. Wood, Sr. Vocal Competition by year.

2021 Winners 1st Place: Sophia Lucurto, Senior from Chalmette High School. Annelise Cassar Tedesco, teacher. 2nd Place: Brendan Jones, Senior from Devillier Educational Center. Corliss Smith, teacher. 3rd Place: Aubrey Smith, Sophomore from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle, teacher. Honorable Mention: Henry Herbert, Senior from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle, teacher. Notable:… Continue reading Winners of the Donald W. Wood, Sr. Vocal Competition by year.

And the Winners are…

2020-2021 FIRST PLACE FEMALE: Lauren Albano, Senior, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana, Instructor: Phyllis Treigle FIRST PLACE MALE: Markus Monistere, Sophomore, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana, Instructor: Phyllis Treigle SECOND PLACE FEMALE: Catherine Mercatante, Senior, Cabrini High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Instructor: Elizabeth Argus SECOND PLACE MALE:… Continue reading And the Winners are…

The 2020 Donald W. Wood, Sr. Vocal Competition is going VIRTUAL

Dr. William Mouat (far left) and Debby Hirsch Wood (far right) with the 2019 Wood Competition Winners.

AND APPLICATION FEES ARE BEING WAIVED! All submissions will be judged with winners announced on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Opera Association in collaboration with Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane University and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. How to participate in the Virtual 2020 Wood Competition:… Continue reading The 2020 Donald W. Wood, Sr. Vocal Competition is going VIRTUAL

The New Orleans Opera Association’s Wood Operatic Advancement Grant Recipients

2020 SPRING/SUMMER LINDSEY REYNOLDS Honorable mention (2015-2016) at the Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition as well as the recipient of the 2020 Spring/Summer Wood Operatic Grant provided by the New Orleans Opera Association. Lindsey currently is a Senior at the Curtis Institute of Music where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in vocal… Continue reading The New Orleans Opera Association’s Wood Operatic Advancement Grant Recipients