On Sunday, February 7, 2016 UNCG DMA student Matthew Reese, countertenor – student of Prof. Robert Bracey – represented the North Carolina District in the Southeast Regional Division of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  Reese was honored with the encouragement award.

This is not Reese’s first victory of the 2015/2016 season.

He was also awarded 2nd place in the Partners for the Arts Vocal Competition on October 25, 2015.

Below is a clip of Reese performing Ratmir’s aria from Glinka’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila”: