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2020 Committees of NOA

Many of the NOA's activities are overseen or organized by its various committees.  For more information about a committee, or to become involved, please contact the listed chair.

View the complete list of our committee membership here.

Marketing (print and online ads)
Charged with coordinating print and electronic advertisements for NOA's activities.
Chair: Ryan Landis
Social Media Oversight
Endowment Trustees
Charged with the oversight of NOA endowed funds, making recommendations for investments, and for developing the endowments.
Chair: , and Vice-Chair:  
Board of Directors
Elected by the membership to determine policy and oversee the administration of the organization. Board members are assigned positions on all NOA committees.
Chamber Opera Composition Competition
Charged with the operation of the Chamber Opera Composition Competition, publicizing the competition, including evaluation of scores in the preliminary round, and suggesting improvements to the competition.
Vocal Competition
Charged with running the annual vocal competition, including assisting with selection of preliminary-round judges, selecting finalists, conducting the finals, annoucing winners, and suggesting improvements to the competition.
Chair: , and Vice-Chair:
Young People's Opera
Charged with developing initiatives and promoting opera for children and opera by children.
Chair: and Vice-Chair:  
Legacy Steering Committee and IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Access)
Charged with the operation of the NOA Legacy Project, including selection of honorees and fundraising events.
Nominating Committee
Constitutional committee charged with nominating candidates to offices and board of directors positions. Chaired in odd years by the past president.
Personnel Committee
Handles personnel issues with staff, officers and directors.
Opera Stage Director Fellowship
Charged with overseeing the JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellowship.
Chairs: Alisa Belflower and
Opera Production Competition
Charged with organizing and arranging for adjudication of the submissions to the Opera Production Competition and making recommendations for the improvement of the competition.
Pianists and Conductors Collaborative Initiative
Charged with promoting annual conference sessions for pianists and conductors, and recruiting pianists and conductors to NOA.
Chairs: and
Sacred in Opera
Charged with leading exploration of sacred themes in opera and providing conference activities for the project.
Charged with issuing the call for papers, reading, and selecting the winner of the Scholarly Papers Competition; with issuing the competition announcement, reading and selecting the winner of the biennial Dissertation Competition, and with issuing the call for posters, reading abstracts and selecting presenters for the annual conference Poster Session.
Chair:  and Vice-chair:   
Conference Committee
Charged with planning the annual conference, and proposing sites for future conferences.
VP for Conferences:
Collegiate Opera Scenes
Charged with running the annual Opera Scenes Competition, inlcuding screening applicants, selecting finalists, and administering the final competition at the annual conference.
Chair: , and Vice-Chair:
Lifetime Achievement / Looking Ahead Committee
Charged with identifying potential nominees for NOA's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Student Involvement Initiative
Chairs: and