Once you fill out the form below, you will be able to make your donation by clicking the link to Paypal or sending us a check. 

Please donate any amount you wish, or take advantage of the benefits below when donating a specific amount: 

  • $150: 1 Ticket to the Launch Event (Until September 14th)
  • $250: 1 Ticket to the Launch Event + Program Mention + 1 Ticket to the District Auditions and Region Finals + Full Printed Program at the Auditions
  • $500: 2 Tickets to the Launch Event + Program Mention + 2 Tickets to the District Auditions and Region Finals + Full Printed Program at the Auditions
  • $1250: 2 Tickets to the Launch Event + Program Mention + 4 Tickets to the District Auditions and Region Finals + Full Printed Program at the Auditions +  2 Tickets to the Grand Finals + 2 Tickets to the Grand Finals Champaign reception
  • $2500: 2 Tickets to the Launch Event + Program Mention + 10 Tickets to the District Auditions and Region Finals + Full Printed Program at the Auditions  + 2 Tickets to the Grand Finals + 2 Tickets to the Grand Finals Champaign reception + 2 Tickets to the Semi-Finals (Closed to the general public and held at the MetOpera)
  • $5000: 4 Tickets to the Launch Event + Program Mention + 25 Tickets to the District Auditions and Region Finals + Full Printed Program at the Auditions + 4 Tickets to the Grand Finals + 4 Tickets to the Grand Finals Champaign reception + 2 Tickets to the Semi-Finals (Closed to the general public and held at the MetOpera) + 1 Named Prize at the District Auditions
  • $10,000: 4 Tickets to the Launch Event + Program Mention + 25 Tickets to the District Auditions and Region Finals + Full Printed Program at the Auditions + 4 Tickets to the Grand Finals + 4 Tickets to the Grand Finals Champaign reception + 2 Tickets to the Semi-Finals (Closed to the general public and held at the MetOpera) +  1 Named Prize at the Region Finals

The host organization is a 501(c)(3).  All donations are tax-deductible up to the extent allowed by law. 

Why you are important to us

I want to tell the donors how much they mean to me and all the singers that they help. They are a lifeline for us and I can personally say that, through the Met competition, they helped me to just keep going in an extremely difficult industry. Through their giving, they gave me the means to be able to put food on the table, keep studying, and keep singing. I will always, ALWAYS be grateful for their generosity.
— Tenor Joseph Dennis - 2015 Grand Finals Winner
I still feel so thankful to all the MONC donors and the wonderful tuxedo I received when singing on the stage of the MET. Many people have told me that it is a great tuxedo and I am wearing this to all my concerts and competitions.
— Baritone Sol Jin - 2016 Grand Finals Winner
Any money that a freelance singer receives from gigs and competitions is needed and received with gratitude. So from a purely financial standpoint, winning competition money made a huge difference in my year. I am so grateful for competitions like this that allow a singer to get exposure as well as provide assistance for voice lessons, travel expenses, and much more.
— Amy Owens - 2nd Place Region Finals 2015

MONC Eastern Region is a volunteer based organization.  As a region, we are responsible for raising all the funds necessary to hold the District Auditions and the Region Finals.  The Metropolitan Opera takes over at the Semi-Finals and the Grand Finals level. Some of our funds are used to organize the District Auditions and the Region Finals.  We want to give our singers the best possible chances when competing, and this means holding the auditions at a concert hall like Merkin.  We also like to provide our singers with great pianists and knowledgeable judges.

For the first time this season, the Eastern Region Committee will be underwriting the cost of running the auditions. This means that your donations will be used to award cash prizes to our singers. This money means a lot to the young singers who compete, as being a budding opera star is very expensive (for example, voice classes can cost $150 per hour).  The singers will use their prize money to further their careers, backed up by the advice from our wonderful judges.  

Last year, we awarded a total of $25,000 to 11 Region Finalists and 3 Semi-Finalists, not including the Encouragement Awards and the 2nd Place winners.