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2017 SE Regional Conference

2017 SE Regional Conference (EVENT HAS PASSED)

September 16, 2017 at Clayton State University (Morrow, GA)

The NOA Southeastern Region will be hosting a conference, open to all NOA members, on Sep 16, 2017 at Clayton State University (Morrow, GA). 

Check out all the details of the conference schedule and register now:


For more event information, see also the region's Facebook page.

Keynote Speaker: Jerome Shannon, conductor

Jerome Shannon

Praised for this “skill and verve” (New York Times), Jerome Shannon celebrates 30+ years as a professional operatic pianist, vocal coach, conductor and administrator. During this time, Maestro Shannon has held leadership positions with Sarah Caldwell’s Opera Company of Boston (Artistic Administrator, Assistant Conductor, Conductor), Virginia Opera (Artistic Administrator, Associate Artistic Director, Conductor), Shreveport Opera (Music Director & Principal Conductor), Mobile Opera (General & Artistic Director, Principal Conductor), Janiec Opera Company of the Brevard Music Center (Resident Conductor and Vocal Coach) and is currently the Executive Director, Music Director & Principal Conductor for Pensacola Opera. Jerome Shannon has enjoyed successful and repeated engagements as guest conductor with Washington National Opera, Nashville Opera, Tulsa Opera, Opera Delaware, San Antonio Opera, Shreveport Opera, Anchorage Opera, Dayton Opera, University of Michigan, Baltimore Concert Opera, Fresno Grand Opera, Opera Naples, Opera Roanoke, Lake George Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and the Ashlawn-Highland Festival.

An active vocal coach and pianist, Jerome Shannon has served as a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and numerous regional opera voice competitions, an On-Site Evaluator and Reporter for the National Endowment for the Art and is the recipient of OPERA America’s BRAVO Service award for dynamic leadership in the industry. Jerome Shannon is a graduate of the College of Creative Arts of West Virginia University where he was a scholarship student of Metropolitan Opera soprano Frances Yeend and her husband, coach/pianist James Benner.

Hotel Information

Accommodations are available at the Drury Inn. They have rooms with 2 Queens or 1 King (limited) for Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 2017 at a special rate. Select your dates, then look in the upper left corner for the link to enter Group number 2314486.  Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number 2314486. 

The deadline to reserve a room is on or before Monday, August 14, 2017.