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NOA supports scholarly and creative activities in the field of opera.

  • Biennial Dissertation Competition: The author of the winning dissertation is recognized at the annual conference of the National Opera Association and invited to publish an article digested from the dissertation in The Opera Journal.  Next deadline: October 1, 2020.

  • Poster Session of the annual convention highlights original research related to opera performance, pedagogy, composition, and production.  Next deadline: October 15, 2019
    (Undergraduate division: November 1, 2019).

  • Scholarly Papers Competition: The winner is invited to read her/his paper at the annual conference and is the recipient of The Leland Fox Scholarly Paper Stipend of $500. The winning paper is published in The Opera Journal.  Next deadline: October 15, 2019.

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