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National Opera Association

Membership Join or renew now

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.


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2024 Phoenix/Tempe Conference

January 3-6, 2024 -- Registration Now Open!

69th National Conference

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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.

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

Latest News from NOA

Call for Student Participants for NOA Masterclass with Jake Heggie Jake Heggie, photo credit James Niebuhr
Oct 22, 2023 |
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We have an exciting opportunity for student performers to participate in our annual NOA Conference Masterclass with renowned composer, Jake Heggie, on his own operatic arias and art songs. Singers wishing to participate in this masterclass should apply by November 17 to be considered! [ continue... ]
2023-24 JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellowship Tania Arazi Coambs
Jun 6, 2023 |
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NOA is pleased to announce Tania Arazi Coambs as this year's fellowship recipient. [ continue... ]
Mar 6, 2023 |
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