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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.

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

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2020 National Conference Cleveland

Our last national conference, "Opera Rocks!" was held January 8-11, 2020, in Cleveland.

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Save the Date: 2021 St. Augustine, FL, Conference

St. Augustine: "Exploration and Discovery"

NOA's 66th Annual National Conference, 2021 will be held at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort: January 6-9, 2021.

Whether dipping your toe or diving right in, NOA’s warm waters on Florida’s subtropical coast invite you to join us for 4 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.

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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Latest News from NOA

Feb 1, 2020 |
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Session proposals are now being accepted for the 2021 National Conference in St. Augustine (January 2021) on a wide variety of topics including opera education, practice, performance, production, history, outreach, and composition.

Please complete the Session Proposal Form by May 18, 2020 for your presentation to be considered. Presenters will be notified by mid-July whether their proposal has been accepted.

Jan 10, 2020 |
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition in Cleveland, held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Jan 10, 2020 |
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Conductor and pianist Howard Watkins was this year's recipient of the "Lift Every Voice" Legacy Award, recognized at the Gala Banquet at this year's conference in Cleveland.