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

The competition is presented by the New Orleans Opera Association, a collaborative effort with Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts and Preparatory Program, Tulane University, Newcomb Department of Music, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in honor of Donald W. Wood, Sr.

Special thanks to Sponsors Lily and Brian Monk, and Wood Competition Director Debby Hirsch Wood and to patrons Nina and Larry Pugh, Penny and Al Baumer, and Susan and Vern Raburn.

The Wood Competition is open to all Louisiana high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

2017 Winners

FIRST PLACE FEMALE

Abigail Victoria Roques

Sophomore, Pensacola Christian School (Slidell, Louisiana), Teacher: Joy Meade

SECOND PLACE FEMALE

Olivia Belle Gray

Junior, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (New Orleans, Louisiana), Teacher: Phyllis Treigle

FIRST PLACE MALE

Rafael Jose Rovelo

Senior, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (New Orleans, Louisiana), Teacher: Phyllis Treigle

SECOND PLACE MALE

William Nicholas Dopp

Senior, Loranger High (Loranger, Louisiana), Teacher: Steven Rushing

HONORABLE MENTION FEMALE

Madeleine Eugenie Cucullu

Junior, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (New Orleans, Louisiana), Teacher: Phyllis Treigle

HONORABLE MENTION MALE

Conrad J. Alleman, II

Senior, Hahnville High School, (Boutte, Louisiana), Teacher Craig Matherne

2016 Winners

FIRST PLACE FEMALE

Victoria Elizabeth Richard, Senior, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, Opelousas, Louisiana

Teacher: Corliss Smith

SECOND PLACE FEMALE

Sarah-Katherine McCallum, Sophomore, Cedar Creek School, Ruston, Louisiana

Teachers: Claire Vangelisti, Cindy Hockenjos

FIRST PLACE MALE

William Nicholas Dopp, Junior, Loranger High School, Loranger, Louisiana

Teacher: Brent Goodrich Smith

SECOND PLACE MALE

Andrew David Aceves, Sophomore, St. Paul’s School, Covington, Louisiana

Teacher: Gail Adams

HONORABLE MENTION

Madeleine Eugenie Cucullu, Sophomore, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Teacher: Phyllis Treigle

2015 Winners

FIRST PLACE FEMALE

Emily Sheets, Senior, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Teacher: Phyllis Treigle

FIRST PLACE MALE

Ryan Reynolds, Senior, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Teacher: Phyllis Treigle

SECOND PLACE FEMALE

Imani Sarai Francis, Senior, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Teacher: Phyllis Treigle

SECOND PLACE MALE

Eddie Falshaw, Junior, Holy Cross/New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Teacher: Lauren Gisclair

HONORABLE MENTION

Lindsey Reynolds, Senior, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Teacher: Phyllis Treigle