We have an exciting opportunity for student performers to participate in our annual NOA Conference Masterclass with renowned composer, Jake Heggie, on his own operatic arias and art songs. Singers wishing to participate in this masterclass should apply by November 17 to be considered!
NOA is pleased to announce Tania Arazi Coambs as this year's fellowship recipient.
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The newsletter features articles on Stephan Paulus' The Three Hermits and the Holocaust Opera Eva and the Angel of Death.
The NOA membership voted on our slate of officers and board members at the annual business meeting, held Friday, Jan 7, 2022, in St. Augustine.
As the time for our national conference draws closer, NOA leadership has been diligently monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic, including local, state, and national guidelines, travel advisories, and health protocols. As a result of these considerations and careful negotiations with our contracted hotel in Florida, we have decided to postpone our in-person St. Augustine conference until 2022, and instead hold our 2021 national conference virtually.
Archived recording available to watch! Recorded August 17, 2020, as the start of Fall semester was only days away.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition in Cleveland, held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Conductor and pianist Howard Watkins was this year's recipient of the "Lift Every Voice" Legacy Award, recognized at the Gala Banquet at this year's conference in Cleveland.
Cleveland Conference 2020 Plenary Session: We are very excited to announce that renowned America composer Libby Larsen will join us as a headliner. Ms. Larsen will present a plenary session entitled "Libby Larsen and the Dominick Argento Connection" which will include a discussion, video recordings, and live performances of scenes and arias from Argento and Larsen works.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition in Salt Lake City! The competition finals were held January 5, 2019.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition in New Orleans! The competition finals were held January 6, 2018.
Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century, was awarded a "Lift Every Voice" Legacy Award from NOA at its New Orleans convention. It was the first such award to be given posthumously by the organization, in honor of Ms. Anderson's distinguished career and role as a groundbreaking icon for generations of singers.
A wonderful keynote address by bass-baritone, Greer Grimsley, at the opening luncheon of the New Orleans convention!