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2018 Eastern Regional Conference

2018 Eastern Regional Conference (EVENT HAS PASSED)

Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
National Opera Center, Domingo Room, 330 Seventh Ave., New York, NY


Registered singers interested in being considered for the Catania vocal master class should forward a sound clip and resume to


8:00--9:00 am Registration—National Opera Center Lobby.

9:00--9:30 am Opening Remarks—With Albert Chaney, NOA Board Member—Marketing Chair and Pennslyvania Regional Governor; Susan Gonzalez, NOA New York State Governor; and Gordon Ostrowski, NOA Eastern Regional Governor.

9:30--10:20 am Session I

Free the body. Free the breath. Free the voice!—With LeAnn Overton, Artistic Director of Respiro Opera and Jan Prokop--Body Mapping; Eleanor Taylor--Alexander Technique; Barbara Fusco--Yoga for the Singer.

10:20--10:45 am Networking Break

10:45--11:35 am Session II 

Winning the Mental Game: The Simple Solution to Performance Anxiety—With Nicholas Pallesen, Transformational Coach and Mental Performance Consultant.

11:45--12:35 pm Session IV 

Be a Better Instrument: Sport-Specific Training for the Vocal AthleteWith Claudia Friedlander, voice teacher and fitness expert.

12:35--1:35 pm Lunch Off-Site (not included).

1:35--2:35 pm Session V

Creating Contemporary Opera:  The Role of College Opera ProgramsWith Susan Gonzalez, Director of Hunter Opera Theater; Charles Jarden, Executive Director of American Opera Projects; and Gordon Ostrowski, Manhattan School of Music.

2:45--4:30 pm Session VI

Vocal Master ClassWith master teacher Claudia Catania.

Note:  Registered singers who would like to be considered for the master class should submit a resume and vocal video clip to

4:30--5:00 pm Closing remarks.

Registration Open Now

Registration for this conference is just $60 for NOA members, $80 for non-members, and $35 for students.

Questions by e-mail to:
Gordon Ostrowski, NOA Eastern Regional Governor