Judges and Staff

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Judges for the 2019 season. 







Announcing this season's Judges!







Mary Ellen Poole

Director, Butler School of Music

Stefan Sanders 

Conductor, Central Texas Philharmonic

Darlene Wiley
Executive Director, BOI 

Robert DeSimone
Former Director, Butler Opera Center


Tamara Sanikidze
Director, Opera Butler Center
Senior Lecturer in Vocal Accompanying

 Page Stephens

Assistant Director of Operations, Butler School of Music

Andy Stoltz

Recording Services Manager, Butler School of Music

Jenny Catchings

Communications Coordinator, Butler School of Music

Minkyung Lee

Assistant Professor, Northwest Vista College

CJ Johnson

Performance Librarian, Performance Library

Nathan Russell

Marketing Designer, Butler School of Music