• Save the Date!

    Plan now to attend our next conference in majestic Salt Lake City!

    "Pioneering the Future of Opera"
    January 2-5, 2019
  • Great Lakes Regional Conference

    The NOA Great Lakes Region will be hosting a conference, open to all NOA members, on Sep 15, 2018 at Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN). Session presenters and recital performers are invited to participate. Deadline to apply: July 9

  • West Central Regional Conference

    The NOA West Central Region will be hosting a conference, open to all NOA members, on Sep 29, 2018 at Tabor College (Hillsboro, KS). Session presenters, opera directors, and student performers are all invited to participate. Deadline to apply: July 9

  • Eastern Regional Conference

    The NOA Eastern Region will be hosting a conference, open to all NOA members, on Oct 6, 2018 at The National Opera Center (NYC). Session presenters are invited to submit a proposal to participate. Deadline to apply: July 9

  • Production Competition

    Applications now open for the 2017-18 Production Competition. New, streamlined application process! Apply by June 30, 2018.

    Pictured: Anna Karenina produced by the University of Houston

  • 2018 Vocal Competition

    Apply now to the 2019 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2018, and the finals will be held on January 5, 2019, in Salt Lake City.

    The competition consists of two divisions: Artist, for ages 25-40, and Scholarship for ages 18-24, and $8,500 in prizes will be awarded.

    Pictured: Chelsea Basler, 2017 Artist Division winner

National Opera Association

2017 Save the Date


Save the date for the 2017 NOA Convention, which will be held in sunny Santa Barbara, CA, from January 5-8 at the stunning Fess Parker Hotel.

Stay tuned for more information about the convention's theme and for a call for session proposals!

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2019 Conference Salt Lake City

"Pioneering the Future of Opera"

Our next conference will be held January 2-5, 2019, in majestic Salt Lake City at the serene Four-Diamond hotel Little America Hotel Salt Lake City.

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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 15, 2018 |
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NOA is pleased to announce two recipients of this year's fellowship: Andreas Hager and Kumiko Shimizu.

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

2018 Vocal Competition Emily Pogorelc, 1st Place Winner Scholarship Division
Jan 7, 2018 |
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition in New Orleans!  The competition finals were held January 6, 2018.

Jan 6, 2018 |
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Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century, was awarded a "Lift Every Voice" Legacy Award from NOA at its New Orleans convention.  It was the first such award to be given posthumously by the organization, in honor of Ms. Anderson's distinguished career and role as a groundbreaking icon for generations of singers.