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    2024 Phoenix/Tempe Conference
    "Our Sounds and Stories"

    NOA's 69th Annual National Conference, 2024 will be held at the Tempe Mission Palms: January 3-6, 2024.

  • 2024 Argento Fellowships

    Applications now open for a new round of fellowships! Apply for vocal performance or opera composition by Oct. 15 for up to $50,000 per year for graduate study. Read more.

  • 2024 Vocal Competition

    Apply now to the 2024 Carolyn Bailey Argento Vocal Competition. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2023, and the finals will be held on January 6, 2024, in Tempe, AZ.

    Over $15,000 in cash prizes and awards!

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

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2024 Phoenix/Tempe Conference

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

69th National Conference

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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

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