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

St. Augustine: "Exploration and Discovery"

NOA's 66th Annual National Conference 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 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

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

Webinar: Creating through the Challenge: Opera in the Time of Uncertainty Creating through the Challenge: Opera in the Time of Uncertainty
Aug 19, 2020 |
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Archived recording available to watch! Recorded August 17, 2020, as the start of Fall semester was only days away. [ continue... ]
Webinar: Building Real Opera in a Virtual World Building Real Opera in a Virtual World
Jul 8, 2020 |
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Archived recording available to watch! On May 28, 2020, leaders of collegiate opera programs, and a technology expert, joined for discussion and a question and answer session moderated by NOA President, Benjamin Brecher. [ continue... ]
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!