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March 3, 2018 - 5:01pm

Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing! In fact, research shows that many adults who think of themselves as “unmusical” were told as children that they couldn’t or shouldn’t...

October 25, 2017 - 1:25pm

I’m tone deaf. I can’t sing. It’s usually accompanied by a smile or laugh, but the message is both clear and absolute. And wrong.

Lorna MacDonald is Professor of Voice Studies and Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Toronto, and she puts it even more strongly. “That’s a blatant...

October 2, 2017 - 10:07am

There are times when detaching from an outcome is the best course of action for maximum results, specifically, for events, conversations, and settings for which you do not control the outcome, and especially in situations where you have a big investment of emotion attached (competition...

September 15, 2017 - 8:02am

Below is a note sent to all Sweet Adelines on September 14, 2017. It has an important message for all chapters and members.

September 14, 2017

Dear Sweet Adelines,

Over the past few weeks, North America has seen its share of destruction between the earthquake,...

August 8, 2017 - 1:56pm

A new Regional Governance Pilot North for Northwest Region #13 of Sweet Adelines International is now in full swing. This two-year pilot, which began May 1, 2017, allows the region to develop a model that works best for our region and it’s members, while developing a strong connection to the...

June 10, 2017 - 10:35pm

This year we saw many Chapter At-Large members at contest and I want to recognize them! First and foremost, one of our treasured members, Andrea Kaiserman, was honored for her 50 years as a Sweet Adeline. More about Andrea in the July IN TUNE CAL CORNER! Other notable longevity awards include...

February 7, 2017 - 7:27am

Photo credit: Jake ParrishSally Wallace, former director of ...

December 11, 2016 - 9:17am

The neuroscience of singing shows that when we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. It fires up the right temporal lobe of our brain, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healthier, happier and more creative. When we sing with other people this effect is amplified...

November 17, 2016 - 12:37pm

North by Northwest Region 13 is thrilled to add Capital City Sound, out of Boise, ID, to our fold. 

Capital City Sound is co-directed by Jerrie Beyrodt and Andy Maddox. The chapter is the result of a merger in August 2013 between existing choruses Treasure Valley Showtime Chorus and...

October 4, 2016 - 1:25pm
August 30, 2016 - 9:48am

How does that note go? What is the next phrase? Just when am I suppose to turn that diphthong? Learning new music can be a time consuming, and sometimes confusing process. Luckily for us, a team of French researchers have come up with a surprisingly easy rehearsal hack: Sleep on it.


August 12, 2016 - 8:11pm


NxNW Region 13 Mission Statements

North by Northwest Region 13 is a cutting-edge group of diverse women singing, performing, and championing a cappella music.

The Region 13 Regional Executive Committee's mission is:

  • Visioning
  • Developing Leaders
  • Creating pathways for achieving regional goals

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