...Researchers caution against labeling people as “tone-deaf” or telling them they “can’t sing.” Only a small percentage of people, about one in 20, suffer from true tone-deafness, a condition called amusia. Past studies have found that most bad singers can discern musical notes...more
Back in my high school years, my choir director told me—with a tinge of envy—that I had “cords of steel.” I wore that label like a badge of honor, and prided myself on the fact that I was rarely put out of commission by a cold, fatigue, or overuse. Even in college, despite using my voice far...more
6 Healthy Reasons To Sing
Singing is beneficial in many ways but do you know how important singing is for your brain? Most of you are thinking, really? Well, I'm here to tell you yes - really. Stay with me now as I explain just what singing does to your brain...more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
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...more
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...more
Sally Wallace, former director of ...more
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...more
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...more
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 Management Team's mission is:
• Developing Leaders
• Creating pathways for achieving regional goals
North by Northwest Region 13
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