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Music is in the air ... everywhere in Region 12!

Region 12 logo ColorThis is the time of year when we get so many opportunities to share our music with the world. Holiday performances and shows abound. 

It's also the time to re-commit to the coming year. Make a resolution to give yourself the time to improve your skills. Plan to attend as many educational events as Region 12 has to offer. 

Take a look at this remarkable list of educational events coming in 2012, that will fill us with inspiration and knowledge about our craft! 

Begin your quest for MORE MUSIC in 2012 by booking a room for the upcoming AIM weekend in San Mateo. The deadline for booking a hotel room at our group rate is January 6th!

San Mateo Marriott - 1770 South Amphlett Blvd. - San Mateo, Ca 94402
Rooms will be $109.00 - Free parking

To book your hotel, call (866) 263-1461 - ask for the “Adventures In Music” group rate, or click this link for online booking.

Pre-register for AIM weekend with your chorus.
Chorus contacts: remember that pre-registration sign-ups are due by January 13th to Sherry Rowe.

Remember, the chorus with the highest percentage of participants wins a prize!

Let's Sing Again!

Jumpstart your commitment to MORE MUSIC in 2012 on Friday night, January 20, by learning a brand new regional song: LET'S SING AGAIN. All are welcome to join in a big chorus rehearsal party. We'll have a team of music leaders to assist us. The same group will have the opportunity to sing and be coached by Darlene Rogers, our renowned International Faculty for the Adventures in Music weekend. Check the AIM schedule for time and room in San Mateo. 

Go to the regional website and find the sheet music and learning tracks for all parts. Review and enjoy; plan to come that Friday night as prepared as possible. You can hear a fabulous recording of this on Ambiance's cd I HEAR A RHAPSODY. It's going to be a fun, rousing addition to regional songs that you can sing with ALL your singing sisters. Contact Sharon Carlson,, with any questions.

Get some individualized feedback about your voice

It's time to sign up for PVIs (personal vocal instruction) and quartet coaching with highly-qualified regional faculty at January AIM. Please contact Sharon Carlson, Faculty Coordinator, to sign up. Please include your chorus affiliation and any time constraints for Saturday, January 21. Deadline is January 5, 2012.

New Director of Northern Gateway

marthaNorthern Gateway Chorus is happy to announce that we have asked Martha Segura to be our new director. Donna Moore and Joyce Creller will continue as our Assistant Directors.
The QDQ Parade - and the Sweet Expectations YWIH contest

The Saturday evening event at January AIM now has a new look; it is the QDQ Parade. It will replace the Novice Quartet Parade and the Double Quartet Contest. Now there will be ONE parade of both Novice Quartets and Double Quartets with one drawing for order of appearance. It will happen Saturday night right after the Sweet Expectations contest for our YWIH quartets.

Participants will receive written comments from Region 12’s top coaches, and they will receive performance level letters (B, C, etc.) No points will be given. The panel of coaches will not declare a winner based on performance points. Each group of four or eight singers will be expected to sing two songs in the barbershop style.

Registration deadline for the QDQ parade is December 29th! Don't miss it!

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