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Opera Scenes 2016

Posted Aug 16, 2015

Apply now! The deadline for entries in the Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition is October 16, 2015.

Selected scenes will be invited to perform in the final round in Indianapolis at the Annual Convention in January, 2016.

Indy 2016

Posted Jun 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

Stay tuned for more information on planned events!

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.

Convention Program Advertising and Exhibitors

The Convention Program is a valuable reference for the participants and a highly visible publication for those who drop in to experience the many wonderful convention events.

Please see the guidelines and schedule of fees for more information.



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 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal 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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