Annual Conference

2019 Conference: Pioneering the Future of Opera Salt Lake City

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(Please note the date change from the original announced dates)

Session Proposals

Session proposals are now being accepted on a wide variety of topics including opera education, practice, performance, production, history, outreach, and composition.

Submit a completed Session Proposal form by May 11, 2018 for your presentation to be considered.


2018 New Orleans, LA

Our last convention was January 3-7, 2018 in the heart of the Big Easy, at the Loews New Orleans Hotel. The convention was themed:

Opera's Tradition and Rebirth: New Orleans 1796-2018
Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Convention Schedule

Have a look at the convention schedule to see all of the events offered at this convention:

Convention Schedule

New Orleans

2018 New Orleans Convention Highlights

Greer Grimsley
Keynote Speaker: Greer Grimsley

Keynote address at the opening luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 4 by internationally acclaimed baritone, Greer Grimsley.

John Moriarty
NOA Lifetime Achievement Award

Noted conductor, stage director, and pianist John Moriarty was honored with NOA's highest award, a Lifetime Achievement Award, at the banquet on Saturday, Jan. 6.

Greer Grimsley
NOA Lifetime Achievement Award

Romanian-born soprano Virginia Zeani received NOA's highest award, a Lifetime Achievement Award, at the banquet on Saturday, Jan. 6.