Annual Convention

NOA holds an annual convention featuring performances, panels, workshops, and other continuing-education opportunities for opera educators, professionals, and students.

Announcing the 2015 Convention in Greensboro, NC

The 2015 National Opera Association Convention will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina from January 8-11. The theme will be Crossroads and Challenges: Compass Points for Creation. We hope you will make plans to join us in Greensboro, the Crossroads of the South.

New NOA President David Holley is Director of Opera at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as well as the Artistic Director of Greensboro Opera, which will provide us with one of the highlights of this exciting convention: a full production of La Fille du Régiment, starring rising star Rene Barbera. Our sessions and competitions will explore the regional strengths of NOA members and institutions.

Farewell New York!

The 59th annual National Opera Association convention was held from January 9th through 12th, 2014 at the Roosevelt Hotel. The theme of the convention was:

Opera and Musical Theatre in the 21st Century: Tradition and Innovation Converge

The National Opera Association
The National Association of Teachers of Singing
Opera America

2014 Convention ProgramView the full 2014 Convention program.

NYC Convention Highlights

Stephanie Blythe
Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

Ms. Blythe presented the keynote address at the opening luncheon on Thursday, January 9 and a Career Q&A session at 4:30 pm the same day.

Steven Gross
New Triad For Collaborative Arts

Members of the New Triad again presented masterclass sessions at this year's convention, including Steven Gross (pictured, right): "Crossing Over" coaching session on crossover repertoire, and Nic Muni: "Acting Essentials" acting session.

Steven Wadsworth
Stephen Wadsworth

Lecture/demonstration of the acting training offered at the Juilliard Opera/Met Opera Lindemann Young Artist Program, on Saturday morning, January 11.

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