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September 2017

Have You Signed Up for AIM Yet?

You won’t want to miss the incredible Ryan Heller, Master 700 Director of Pride of Portland Chorus (6th place International medalists in 2016) and artistic director of Chorus Austin in Austin, Texas. Ryan has an inexhaustible supply of energy, wit, and barbershop knowledge to share with us. This September he’ll bring to us classes building from air-driven sound through resonance and into artistic singing. He’ll also be coaching our host chorus, PEC, on Sunday morning.

Of special interest to directors: His class called “Big Ears” on Saturday morning, which will help you become a better listener, diagnostician, and teacher. This class is OPEN to everyone to observe only, and some folks will be asked to sing as Ryan helps our directors learn to prioritize well.

But wait! There’s more for everyone!

Arrangers – come early on Friday to catch up with Chris Jacobs from the Southwest Arranger Development Day, and learn more about the 11 barbershop chords.

Directors/Quartetters – Friday night’s class with Sharon Carlson can help you find out more about how your music choices reflect your image, and vice versa.

Taggers – Sing Tags with Fresco! Print your own copy of the tags on the Region 12 website and come join in the fun Friday night!

Circle 12 – Rehearsal Friday night, breakfast business meeting Saturday, short rehearsal Saturday afternoon, and welcoming in Fresco on Saturday night!

Membership and Marketing folks – Learn ways to look at what you have to offer, and how you offer it, that may result in more members! Class with Julie Starr and Laura Pennington on Saturday morning.

Fresco fans – Watch Ryan work with our Regional champions on Saturday afternoon to bring out the best and most artistic singing possible.

Need more character? – Come to Kathy Scheel’s class on Sunday morning to explore how characterization includes and exceeds choreography.

Regional faculty – Observe some of Ryan’s coaching and then gather for discussion and a presentation on training techniques, Sunday morning.

DCP candidates – Contact Angela Suraci soon to set up an appointment for testing!

And last but not least… the Region 12 Pep Rally! Woohoo! Join in the fun as we send off Bay Area Showcase, Sacramento Valley, and Fresco to the “big dance” in Las Vegas. You won’t want to miss a minute of it!

The hotel is holding a few more rooms at the discounted rate of $109, so sign up quickly if you want one!

Registration deadline extended to Monday, Sept. 4, so sign up now! Tell us your class intentions…. get a hotel room if you haven’t already… sign up for a lunch forum if you’re a Management Team or Board member… sign up for a PVI if there are any time slots left… and do it all from one place!

(You really help us with our planning when you pre-register instead of walking in.)

See you at AIM!
Julie Starr
Regional Education Coordinator

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