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Opera Scenes Competition Deadline

Posted Aug 16, 2014

Apply now! The deadline for entries in the Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition is October 18, 2014.

Selected scenes will be invited to perform in the final round in Greensboro, NC, at the Annual Convention in January, 2015.

Opera Scenes 2015

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Apply now to participate in the 2015 Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition.

Application deadline is October 15, 2014.

Scholarly Paper

Posted Jul 22, 2014

The winner of the 2014 Scholarly Paper Competition has been announced:  Robert Torre, for his paper "Cultural Translatio and Arne Artaxerxes".  The winning paper will be presented in January 2015 at the convention in Greensboro, NC.

Sacred in Opera

Posted Jun 7, 2014

The June 2014 Sacred in Opera Newsletter has been posted, which features Account of I AM Meditation, an opera in Seven Tableaus by I.J. Yarison.

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.


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