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2017 Save the Date

Save the date for the 2017 NOA Convention, which will be held in sunny Santa Barbara, CA, from January 5-8 at the stunning Fess Parker Hotel.

Stay tuned for more information about the convention's theme and for a call for session proposals!

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2020 Conference Cleveland

Our next conference will be held January 8-11, 2020, in Cleveland.

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Session Proposals

Do you have a great idea for a session you'd like to present at our January 2020 conference in Cleveland?

If so, please submit the Session Proposal form by June 1, 2019 for your presentation to be considered.


About NOA

NOA members are the foundation builders for the future of opera.

The National Opera Association promotes excellence in opera education and pedagogy through its support of a diverse community of opera educators and professionals.

Who is the diverse community? Opera directors, conductors, librettists, composers, vocal coaches, voice teachers, scholars, administrators, other professionals, and enthusiasts involved in the training and mentoring of young singers in college, university, and conservatory opera programs, as well as community-based and small professional opera companies and young artist programs.

Find out more about us and ways you can get involved!

Latest News from NOA

Jan 6, 2019 |
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Soprano Harolyn Blackwell was this year's recipient of the "Lift Every Voice" Legacy Award, recognized at the Gala Banquet at this year's conference in Salt Lake City.

2019 Vocal Competition Kathryn Grumley, 1st Place Winner Artist Division
Jan 5, 2019 |
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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.

May 15, 2018 |
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NOA is pleased to announce two recipients of this year's fellowship: Andreas Hager and Kumiko Shimizu.

Read about them and their work which these fellowships will help support!