Regional Coordinator: Laurie Knudsen

Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Chattanooga Symphony and Opera

There are a variety of ways to volunteer at the CSO, not just on concert nights. Volunteers are found in our box office every day, at the front door of the Tivoli, working a registration table at UnCorked!, or preparing mailings in our conference room. We are constantly looking for ways to include volunteers in our day-to-day operations, our concerts, and other special and community events.

701 Broad Street

Chattanooga, TN 37402 USA
Ph: 423.267.8583

Nashville Opera Guild

Nashville Opera Guild members have cherished their role in preserving and promoting grand opera in Middle Tennessee through their support of Nashville Opera since its founding in 1981. The Guild believes opera is the gateway to all fine arts—poetry, music, drama, painting, design, and dance. Opera invites you into its emotional realm of matchless story-telling. By joining Nashville Opera Guild, you can help ensure that your children and grandchildren can enjoy this magical medium for years to come.
When you play a part, you support...
Children's Opera: HCA TriStar Nashville Opera ON TOUR visits more than 28,000 school children in Middle Tennessee each year.
Met Auditions: Nashville Opera Guild helps the Metropolitan Opera find new, inspiring talent through its annual district and regional auditions.
Visiting Artists: Members of the Guild provide gift bags and hospitality for visiting artists performing with Nashville Opera. There are also opportunities to pick up artists at the airport or house them.
Cast Parties: Members of the Guild host parties in appreciation for the cast and crew of each opera production.
Aspiring Artists: Nashville Opera Guild provides scholarships for rising vocalists, such as the Fellows Program with Belmont University, and supports the Mary Ragland Young Artist Program, a competitive national program which offers valuable stage experience to the next generation of stars.
The day-to-day business of making opera: Volunteering with mailings, telephoning, computer entry, and other office activities helps Nashville Opera put its dollars on the stage!

Anne Pennington is president of the guild.

1433 Plantation Drive

Brentwood, TN 37027 USA
Ph: 615.371-5042

Peach State Opera Company

Peach State Opera is a touring company that enriches the cultural life of small communities in the Georgia region and nurtures the careers of emerging professional opera singers. PSO creates affordable and portable productions, suitable to a variety of venues, while not sacrificing artistic quality. PSO nurtures the careers of emerging professional opera singers by casting them in important roles beside established colleagues. PSO performs musically and dramatically compelling classic operas in family-friendly, condensed English-language versions.

Evelyn Hughes is Artistic Director and President of the Board.

35 Patterson Road
Suite 466224
Lawrenceville, GA 30042 USA
Ph: 770-861-5297

Capitol City Opera Co., Inc. (Atlanta)

Capitol City Opera Company was formed in 1983 to provide Atlanta area classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform complete opera roles and to continue to develop their post-graduate vocal and acting skills on a professional level. Since its inception, the company has flourished as the only opera company in the southeast that primarily helps local singers establish their careers. We present high quality, innovative and exciting opera theater.

Capitol City Opera Company has created many recurring programs that benefit all ages and demographics of the general public and has toured throughout the Southeast and also Italy. Currently the company performs to opera theater shows per year, a monthly restaurant series (Dinner and a Diva), a vocal competition, touring Madrigals, touring gala singers, a summer pops concert (On The Light Side), and an astonishing 150-200 performances solely for children. Donna Angel, founder and artistic administrator emeritus, is the OVI liaison.

Sallie Van Houten is President of the Board.

1266 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327-2306 USA
Ph: 678-301-8013

Opera NOVA

OperaNOVA was founded in 1992 as a volunteer-based, non-profit charitable organization to bring the joy of opera to residents in the Northern Virginia community. Opera NOVA was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a 501(c)(3) entity. Its mission is to educate adults and children alike in its local community by producing 3 to 4 operatic productions each year. Over 25,000 children have been exposed to opera in the Northern Virginia community. “I consider myself a steward for the residents of Arlington, Virginia, - “Arlingtonians” - who formed OperaNOVA; for the members of the Arlington Service League in the 1970s who gave money to fund the first children’s opera and for those who have helped to advance the cause of educating under-privileged about the classical arts over the years. I hope to keep that work alive. I see my volunteer work as a contribution to Arlington County and its citizens. Although OperaNOVA serves all of Northern Virginia, I view Arlington as the core of its heart," says founder Miriam Miller.
One of OperaNOVA’s most popular children’s opera, produced multiple times annually, is is “Monkey See, Monkey Do,” an English opera written specifically for children. Under the direction of Jose Sacìn, Artistic Director, this children’s opera has helped to educate many under-privileged children who are not typically exposed to classical arts.
Miriam Miller is president.

PO Box 7057

Arlington, VA 22207 USA
Ph: 703-536-7557

Opera Memphis

We do one thing: we tell stories out loud. Whether they are funny or tragic, on a stage or in a park near you, stories have the capacity to transform, to help us see the world through new eyes, and to unite us in ways we never thought possible. Our strong volunteer program is one of the things we are most proud of. Volunteers are a vital part of the work we do to put on our mainstage productions, make 30 Days of Opera possible, and provide the kind of help that keeps our office running.

6745 Wolf River Parkway ,

Memphis, TN 38120 USA