Junior Committee

The mission of Junior Committee is to maintain and cultivate an interest in opera and opera education, and to promote ticket sales among the young people of New Orleans. We support the Opera Association through educational, fundraising, and goodwill programs.

Become a Member of the Junior Committee

The Junior Committee is comprised of “Active Juniors” who are women between the ages of 20 and 40 and “Associates” who are also active members of the Women’s Guild. Annual membership for 2014-2015 is $30 for Active Juniors and $15 for Associates.

More Information

Email nooajuniors@gmail.com or contact Autumn Snyder Harrell, 504.908.5528.

Get Social with the Junior Committee

Membership Form / Membership Letter

Download the Junior Committee Membership Letter in PDF format.
Click here to download the Junior Committee Membership Application in PDF format.

Member Benefits:

  • Three catered General Membership Meetings each year at no charge
  • Invitations to the many events hosted by the Junior Committee, including the popular Membership Luncheon at the Fairgrounds and the Children’s Party
  • Discounted admission to the Summer Party, the Mardi Gras Fête, and all Opera Orientations
  • Participation in our largest fundraiser for the Opera Association, the Fall Fundraiser- Masquerade: Once Bitten this year in honor of our first opera of the season, The Vampire.
  • Volunteer opportunities to receive discounted or complimentary tickets to performances and dress rehearsals
  • Performer appreciation activities with chances to meet the cast, chorus, and crew
  • Contribute toward the continuation of opera and supporting the revitalization of New Orleans
  • Socialize with people who share similar cultural and artistic interests
  • Develop friendships that will last a lifetime

Support the Junior Committee

For those of you ineligible for membership, we invite you to make a donation to the Junior Committee. While not official members of the Junior Committee, those donating $25 or more will also receive event announcements via e-mail and invitations to special events.

Junior Committee Events & Activities

  • Operate the New Orleans Opera Gift Boutique in the main lobby of the Mahalia Jackson Theatre

2014 Events

Junior Winter General Meeting – January 12, 2014 *
Fairgrounds Luncheon – January 25, 2014
Mardi Gras Fête -   Family Fête – Sunday, February 23, 2014 / Adult Fête – Friday, February 28, 2014
Mad Hatter’s Luncheon – March 11, 2014
Children’s Spring Party – April 13, 2014
Junior Spring General Meeting – May 15, 2014 *

* All meetings are held at 6:30pm at the Opera Guild Home

Junior Committee 2013-2014 Board Members

Chair, Autumn Snyder Harrell

First Vice Chair- Opera Education, Kim Conway

Second Vice Chair -Membership, Sarah Abrusley

Third Vice Chairs- Fall Fundraiser, Alexandra Reisner and Carly Gervais-Pigg

Fourth Vice Chair-Opera Ball, Ashley Pradel

Fifth Vice Chair- Theatre Sales, April Hurry

Sixth Vice Chair- Hospitality, Robin Adams

Secretary, Kathleen Halm- Simmons

Treasurer, Ashley Mills

Parliamentarian, Charlotte Livingston

Immediate Past Chair, Diane Buckley

Committee Chairs

Publicity, Diane Buckley

Summer Party, Diane Buckley

Hansel & Gretel Party, Cordelia Tullous

Fairgrounds Luncheon, Alice Glenn and Jeanne Charlebois

Children’s Spring Party

Mardi Gras Fête

Women’s Guild Liaison, Sonya Moore

Historian, Olga Wilhelmine