National Opera Association

Call for Posters


October 1st is the deadline for the Indianapolis Convention's Call for Posters.

As part of NOA’s commitment to the advancement of excellence in opera and musical theatre performance and pedagogy, the annual convention includes a poster session to encourage members, prospective members and friends of NOA to share information about their current research projects.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations on opera-related topics. This session is designed to highlight original research related to performance, pedagogy, composition, and production.

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Anthony Radford, at dranthonypradford@gmail.com.

Guidelines

Please see our Call for Posters page for more information.

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2017 Convention Santa Barbara, CA

Fostering Change: Performance and Pedagogy in Opera’s New Millennium

Make plans now to attend our annual convention January 4-8, 2017 in sunny Santa Barbara at the beautiful Fess Parker Hotel, just steps away from the beach.

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Session Proposals

Do you have a great idea for a session you'd like to present at our January 2017 convention in Santa Barbara?

If so, please submit the Session Proposal form by June 17, 2016 for your presentation to be considered.

About NOA

The National Opera Association promotes excellence in opera education and pedagogy through its support of a diverse community of opera educators and professionals.

Who is the diverse community? Opera directors, conductors, librettists, composers, vocal coaches, voice teachers, scholars, administrators, other professionals, and enthusiasts involved in the training and mentoring of young singers in college, university, and conservatory opera programs, as well as community-based and small professional opera companies and young artist programs.

Find out more about us and ways you can get involved!

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Opera Production Competition Scene from 2013-2014 production The Rape of Lucretia
Queens College-CUNY
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Competition deadline approaching soon!! Please note that June 30, 2016 is the deadline for submissions for the 2015-2016 competition cycle for NOA's Opera Production Competition.

Esther Hinds, "Lift Every Voice" Photo credit: Richard Poppino
 
Jan 11, 2016 |
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Legendary soprano Ester Hinds was honored at the Indianapolis convention's Gala Awards Banquet as the NOA's 2016 "Life Every Voice" Legacy Award winner.

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The 41st season of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis featured four productions produced this past May and June: La bohème, Ariadne on Naxos, Macbeth and Shalimar the Clown. I was fortunate enough to see three of four productions, not having time to see La bohème. [ continue... ]