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2017 Save the Date

Posted Jan 14, 2016

Save the date for the 2017 NOA Convention, which will be held in sunny Santa Barbara, CA, from January 5-8 at the stunning Fess Parker Hotel.

Stay tuned for more information about the convention's theme and for a call for session proposals!

Vocal Competition

Posted Jan 13, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Vocal Competition!  The competition consisted of two divisions: Artist, for ages 25-40, and Scholarship for ages 18-24, and $8,500 in prizes were awarded.

Pictured: Katharine Nunn, 3rd place Scholarship Division

Photo credit: Richard Poppino

Opera Scenes 2016

Posted Jan 13, 2016

Congrats to the winners of the Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition at the Indianapolis convention!

Pictured: Kayla Siembieda in a scene from Lawrence University's Le Nozze di Figaro, winner of Div. I

Photo credit: Richard Poppino

Indy 2016

Posted Jan 10, 2016

The Indianapolis Convention was a smashing success! It's not too late to order CDs or DVDs of convention sessions from Egami A/V: download the form and send in today.

Our theme was:

Heritage and Hope: Celebrating Diversity in Performance and Pedagogy

You can read the complete schedule here!

Production Winners

Posted Nov 19, 2015

The winners of the 2014-15 Opera Production Competition have been announced.  Congratulations to all the winners!

View a photo gallery of the winning productions 

Pictured: Queens College production of Bernstein's Mass, 3rd place in Div IV in 2014-15.


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 January 2016 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 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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