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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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2023 Houston Conference

Houston: "Our Future Together"

NOA's 68th Annual National Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria, January 4-7, 2023.

All are invited to Houston this coming January for NOA’s gathering of singing, scenes, and sessions. Enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded educators and performers who are shaping the future of opera together. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend!

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68th National Conference

Session Proposals

Do you have a great idea for a session you'd like to present at our January 2023 conference in Houston?

If so, please submit the Session Proposal form by May 15, 2022 for your presentation to be considered.

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

New Executive Editors Christy Adams and Joshua Neumann
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Board and Officers Election Results 2022 Election Results
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