Welcome to the National Opera Association

2015 Convention

Posted Dec 5, 2014

Registration is now open!  Click here!

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.

A complete schedule of events is now available!

Production Winners

Posted Nov 19, 2014

The winners of the 2013-14 Opera Production Competition have been announced.  Congratulations to all the winners!

View a photo gallery of the winning productions 

Pictured: Rutgers University production of Rape of Lucretia, 2nd place in Div III in 2013-14.  Photo credit: Keith Muccilli

Sacred in Opera

Posted Nov 19, 2014

The November 2014 Sacred in Opera Newsletter has been posted, which features Taema, a Buddhist opera by Dr. Richard St. Clair.

Dissertation Winner

Posted Sep 13, 2014

The winner of the latest round of the Dissertation competition has been announced:

The Student of Voice and the French Baroque Aria: Practical Applications and an Annotated Anthology Rebecca Renfro Grimes, DMA University of Connecticut, 2014


Face of NOA 2014

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Presenting the 2014 "Face of NOA":

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

Ms. Blythe presented a rousing keynote address and a Career Q&A session at the NYC Convention in January 2014, and has agreed to be our 2014 spokesperson.


The National Opera Association offers opportunities for everyone in the world of opera to work together for the advancement of quality in performance and pedagogy. Whether professional or amateur, pedagogue or performer, staff member or volunteer, you can serve the cause of opera through your membership in NOA.


NOA holds an annual convention featuring performances, panels, workshops, and other continuing-education opportunities for opera educators, professionals, and students.  Find out about our recent January, 2014, convention in NYC or learn about next year's planned convention in Greensboro, NC.

Program Advertising and Exhibitors

Please consider placing an advertisement in the Convention Program.  It is an attractive and highly visible publication to effectively reach all those who attend the annual convention.


NOA is comprised of thirteen regions, each with a regional governor, to foster regional activities and collaboration among members.  Find out how to get involved and connect with others in your region.


NOA sponsors numerous competitions on an annual or biannual basis, including the Voice Competition, Opera Production Competition, Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition, Chamber Opera Composition, Scholarly Paper Competition, and Dissertation Competition.


Your contributions to NOA support its many efforts and activities.

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