Gayletha Nichols, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, from 1992-2000 she was Director of Houston Opera Studio, the young artist development
program at Houston Grand Opera, where she created and individualized the training
both for singers and pianists. Ms. Nichols auditions hundreds of singers across North
America every year and in her travels addresses many universities, conservatories,
and festivals on developing the next generation of opera singers. She is a frequent
adjudicator in national and international competitions and consults for other young
artist programs across the country.