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National Opera Association

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Join or renew your membership to ensure you continue to receive all the benefits of belonging to the NOA. We offer 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.

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Join and engage with other NOA members in our social media communities!

Be sure to join the Facebook group for your NOA Region to connect with colleagues in your region, as well as the NOA Exchange Facebook group for sharing of production resources and information.

Contributions

Your tax-deductible contributions to NOA support its many efforts and activities.

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2020 National Conference Cleveland

Our next national conference, "Opera Rocks!" will be held January 8-11, 2020, in Cleveland.

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Conference Highlights

Among the many events at this year's national conference, David Bamberger will receive NOA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and Libby Larsen will present a plenary session "Libby Larsen and the Dominick Argento Connection." Learn more about all that is planned for this conference here!

Conference Program Advertising and Exhibitors

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

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Raves from Salt Lake City

I found this year's NOA conference the most inspiring of any convention I have attended. Here I was amongst colleagues who are curious, open to new ideas, and genuinely committed to educating performers. I left feeling excited, motivated, and thrilled to explore new possibilities.
Ann Baltz, educator, director, and pianist

My only regret about attending this amazing conference was the fact I spent much of my time kicking myself in the head for not joining NOA 30 years ago. I missed so much, but; I’m so happy to be part of this wonderful group now. Never too late!!
Bob Breault, University of Utah

About NOA

NOA members are the foundation builders for the future of opera.

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.

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Latest News from NOA

May 21, 2019 |
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Cleveland Conference 2020 Plenary Session: We are very excited to announce that renowned America composer Libby Larsen will join us as a headliner. Ms. Larsen will present a plenary session entitled "Libby Larsen and the Dominick Argento Connection" which will include a discussion, video recordings, and live performances of scenes and arias from Argento and Larsen works.

May 20, 2019 |
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NOA is pleased to announce two recipients of this year's fellowship: Audrey Chait and Kaley Karis Smith.

Read about them and their work which these fellowships will help support!

Jan 6, 2019 |
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Soprano Harolyn Blackwell was this year's recipient of the "Lift Every Voice" Legacy Award, recognized at the Gala Banquet at this year's conference in Salt Lake City.