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    Register Now: 2022 St. Augustine, FL, Conference
    St. Augustine: "Exploration and Discovery"

    NOA's 67th Annual National Conference, 2022 will be held at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort: January 5-8, 2022.

  • 2022 Vocal Competition Deadline

    Apply now to the 2022 Carolyn Bailey Argento Vocal Competition. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2021, and the finals will be held on January 8, 2022, in St. Augustine.

    $8,500 in cash prizes, plus a full fellowship for graduate study!

  • Legacy Project Oral History

    View the series of Oral History interviews by recipients of the Legacy Award

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2022 St. Augustine, FL, Conference

St. Augustine: "Exploration and Discovery"

NOA's 67th Annual National Conference will be held at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, January 5-8, 2022.

Whether dipping your toe or diving right in, NOA’s warm waters on Florida’s subtropical coast invite you to join us for four days of performances and presentations. Come to St. Augustine to explore, experience, and celebrate significant past and present practices, methods, and inquiries on music-drama.

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World Golf Village Renaissance, St. Augustine, FL

Conference Advertising and Exhibitors

Opportunities are open for advertising in the conference program, exhibitor tables, and sponsorship of conference activities.

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Raves from previous conferences

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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