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Phyliss Olson
William Goeglein
Roberta Ralf
Rebecca Olson
Marilyn Rudolph
Christine Timothy
Donna Welman
Elaine Carr Brewster
Katheryn Austin
Clinton Johnson
Laura Garff Lewis
Mary Billeter Young
Monica Fisher
Christine Rogers
Linda Kelm
Connie Cloward
Philip Frohnmeyer
Kristen Hyde
Craig Jessop
Lani Poulson
Lani Poulson
Connie Cloward
Louis Welcher
David Power
Carol Brain
Roger Summerhays
Cynthia Pannell
Martin Wright
Kristen Hyde
Stephen West
Linda Pierce
Martin Wright
Andrea Thornock
Kathleen Watt
Jonella Smith
Kristin Hurst-Hyde
Carla Cook
Adelaide Sinclair
Adelaide Sinclair
Anna Mooy
Stanford Olsen
Stanford Olsen
Lani Poulson
Carol Ann Goodwin
Carol Ann Allred
Lee Ann Zappitello
Victoria Morris
Susan Alexander
Lee Ann Zapitello
Karen Anderson

History of Utah District Winners
Patricia Farr
Mark Nyman
Debie Mitchell
Julie Reynolds
James Miller
Elizabeth Paniagua Emerson
Carol Nelson
Eric Glissmeyer
LaDawn Gardner
James Miller
Marie-Adele Black
Marta Gutierrez
Laurel James
Coleen Butler
Julia Reed
Sarah Asplund
Marie-Adele McArthur
Diane Thueson Reich
Colleen Butler
Carolyn Tallboys-Klassen
Diane Thueson Reich
Karen Early Evans
Martha Glissmeyer
Nancy Treu Jepson
Robin Murphy
Ryan Olson
Kaarin Safsten
Jennifer Larson
John Mauldin
Darren Richard Watts
Todd Miller
Celena Nelson Shafer
Michelle Wrighte
Karen Early Evans
Lindsay Robison Killian
Celena Nelson Shafer
Lindsay Robison Killian
Todd A. Miller
Gregory Oaks
Christie Allen
Michael Chipman
Rachelle Hume
Mara Bonde
Gabrieal Gonzales
Edwin Uhey
Daniel Cilli
Gabrielle Firenze
Gioacchino Lauro LiVigni
1976 Utah District Winner 
Dr. Craig Jessop is Professor of Music and the founding Dean for the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. These appointments follow Dr. Jessop’s distinguished tenure as music director of the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Head of the Department of Music at Utah State.
1983/84 Utah District Winner
Distinguished American tenor Stanford Olsen is one of this generation’s most successful and versatile artists, his career spans more than 1,200 performances on five continents over the course of 30 years. He is a Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance.
2011 Utah District Winner 
Tenor A.J. Glueckert has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “superb,” “soaring” voice with “polished high notes.” In the 2016-2017 season, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer. He also joined the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt and debuted at the Glyndebourne Festival as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos. He sang Pinkerton with The Santa Fe Opera in 2018.
1998/99 Utah District Winner
Celena Nelson Shafer has garnered acclaim for her silvery voice, fearlessly committed acting and phenomenal technique. She spends much of her time on the concert stage where she appears regularly with major orchestras. A celebrated artist in her home state of Utah, Ms. Shafer has long relationship with Utah Opera and Utah Symphony and will perform the Queen of the Night in Utah Opera's March 2019 production of The Magic Flute. She will sing Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos with the Cincinnati Opera in July 2019. 
2006/09 Utah District Winner
Hailed as a “rich voiced, expressive mezzo-soprano” by San Francisco Classical Voice and “appealingly direct and honest in tone and bearing,” by Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe,  Nina Yoshida Nelsen made her New York City Opera debut with great success as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, conducted by George Manahan.In the 2017-2018 season, she returned to Seattle Opera in Jack Perla's An American Dream
2008 Utah District Winner
Soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the most outstanding voices of her generation. She was the winner of both the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the 2011 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, a prize winner in the 2014 Richard Tucker Awards, and she received first prize in the 2014 Operalia Competition. Her 2018-19 season includes leading roles with Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, The Metropolitan Opera, and San Francisco Opera.