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Network Forums

Network forums provide focused discussion and networking for opera company staff, trustees, artists, and educators working in shared professional specialties.

These multiday symposia complement the interdisciplinary Opera Conference by concentrating on specific topics of:

  • Artistic Administration
  • Development
  • Education/Community Engagement
  • Finance/HR
  • Governance
  • Marketing/PR
  • New Works
  • Performer Development
  • Racial Justice 
  • Teaching Artists
  • Technical/Production

These forums provide participants with opportunities to explore common issues, share strategies for success, and build a network of support.

Forum Details

Participation in network forums is open to the staff of OPERA America’s Professional Company Members, with three exceptions:

  • The staff of Educational Producing Associates may participate in the Performer Development Forum.
  • Board members of Professional Company Members may participate in the National Trustee Forum.
  • The staff of all OPERA America organizational members and artists may participate in the New Works Forum by invitation.
  • Individuals currently or previously engaged as a teaching artist at an OPERA America PCM or other-opera-related organization are welcome to register for the Opera Teaching Artists Forum. This includes teaching artists with expertise in voice, dance, theater, visual arts, or other domains.
  • Anyone who is committed to moving racial justice forward in the opera field is welcome to register for the Racial Justice Opera Forum.

Dates and Registration
Professional Company Member and Educational Producing Affiliate staff can log in to view forum dates and register in their membership portals. To learn about becoming a member, visit Organizational Membership.

Forum Descriptions

For questions about participating in forums, contact us at Membership@operaamerica.org or 646.699.5238.