Welcome to the National Opera Association

Save the Date 2016

Posted Feb 1, 2015

Plan to attend our next convention, honoring the 20th Anniversary of the "Lift Every Voice" Legacy Awards, January 6-10, 2016, in Indianapolis:

Heritage and Hope: Celebrating Diversity in Performance and Pedagogy

Interested in presenting a session?  Session proposals are due May 29th.  You can read the guidelines and information about submitting here.

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.


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, 2015, convention in Greensboro, NC or learn about next year's planned convention in Indianapolis.


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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