Regional Coordinators:  Anastasia Johnson

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont

Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund

The Erwin H. Johnson Memorial Fund, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation supporting and promoting opera in Western New York and especially the idea of a dedicated performing arts space for opera and ballet.
Our organization, established in 1988, commits a significant amount of donations received to our established endowment fund and to grants for opera- related projects and education, especially for the youth, in Buffalo and the Niagara region.
As continuing advocates of opera, our work includes:
· Performances in the form of children's tickets
· Annual scholarship for a nominated young vocalist from a local studio to continue vocal lessons
· Material support to local musical organizations
· Opera outreach programs for children and seniors
· Offering three concerts each year to the community
· Coordinating and promoting Celebrate National Opera Week in Buffalo/Niagara
We are also proud of EHJ Memorial Fund, Inc.’s, Singing it Forward outreach program, created especially for children to bring classical, operatic, and musical education to WNY schools throughout the year. It has been so successful, that an adult version is now available for the community.
We thank Opera Volunteers International for their sponsorship of Singing it Forward.

Anastasia Johnson, Ph.D., is president.

PO Box 566

Buffalo, NY 14207 USA
Ph: 716-885-2486

Glimmerglass Opera Guild

The Glimmerglass Opera Guild provides essential volunteer support to the company throughout the year.

With approximately 200 members, the Guild fills a variety of company needs through its various service, fundraising and education programs.

The Guild furnishes suppers for production staff on Saturday afternoons in July and August when hectic schedules do not allow the staff to leave the site for a dinner break between matinee and evening performances. Guild members also help paint residences used by guest artists, serve as greeters at performances and other events, provide transportation for artists and staff to and from area airports and train stations, assist with campus landscaping, enter information into databases, and much, much more.

Many Guild members also serve in the corps of volunteer ushers. The Guild averages almost 6,000 hours of volunteer assistance every year. In addition to the many volunteer hours, the Guild collectively contributes more than $20,000 to the company every year through the sponsorship of the Doris P. Shields Artistic Intern, the opening night receptions, and other in-kind donations. Through its many programs and initiatives, the Glimmerglass Guild inspires conversations about opera within its membership and works to encourage an appreciation of the art form within the community.

Janet Potter is president.

PO Box 191

Cooperstown, NY 13326 USA
Ph: (607) 547-2255

Opera Guild of Rochester

The Opera Guild of Rochester, Inc. presents free opera lectures at local libraries, tours to productions of leading local opera companies and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, as well as our popular Beat-the-Blahs — The Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Series at Temple B'rith Kodesh in January 2016. The Guild also has a newly updated Reading Room that contains Handouts and Playlists for all of our free lectures, as well as our monthly Newsletter and Opera Flyers, that are handed out at local opera events such at the MET HD broadcasts in local theaters.

You will find links on the website to regional opera companies and local music organizations with their exciting programs, as well as the Metropolitan Opera's schedule of HD telecasts in local movie theatres. Perhaps the most exciting feature of our website is the ability to view production photos, cast photos and bios, programs, and reviews of Mercury Opera Rochester's six seasons.

The president of the Opera Guild of Rochester is Carol Crocca.

PO Box 92245

Rochester, New York 14692 USA
Ph: 585-334-2323

Opera Maine

Opera Maine, formerly PORTopera, is the only opera company in Maine that presents fully staged operas with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. We are dedicated to producing creative, inspiring and professional opera performances of artistic excellence. We achieve this mission by:
Promoting our performances and other events locally, regionally, and nationally
Providing educational opportunities related to opera in local schools and other forums
Fostering young operatic talent
Reaching out to our audience, supporters, and community to share our enthusiasm for opera and to collaborate with them in creating and enjoying our productions
Caroline Koelker is Managing Director and Dona D. Vaughn is Artistic Director.

P.O. Box 7733

Portland, Maine 04112 USA
Ph: (207) 879-7678