About Northwest Associated Arts

Northwest Associated Arts is a non-profit family of choirs that has been providing the greater Seattle area with choral performances that enliven, enrich, entertain and educate members and audiences alike since 1984. Based proudly in Burien, the ages of our members extend from grade 4 to well beyond retirement. Our shows aim to provide members a place to showcase their unique talents and passion for the performing arts while fostering a bond of community through music.

Photo credit: Terry Jo Lewis

From the President

Welcome to Northwest Associated Arts’ 2018-2019 Season!

It is my honor and privilege to serve Northwest Associated Arts in the role of Board President this year. We are looking forward to another exciting season of programs, starting with ChristmasSounds in Burien, our inter-generational concert featuring over 100 singers from all five of our choruses and ensembles. Other highlights of the season include a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Silent Night, our annual Cabaret evening and fundraiser, On Broadway, and our spring offerings: What’s in a Name, Spring is In the Air, and On the Water. We are also pleased to renew a relationship between ChoralSounds Northwest and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, an artistic partnership we hope to enjoy for years to come.

Northwest Associated Arts is a unique organization: our choruses provide opportunities for musicianship and performance to singers from fourth grade to retirement age. Along the way, our singers experience camaraderie, engagement, a deep sense of purpose and belonging, personal growth, and an opportunity to create something greater than the sum of the individual parts. We’re so grateful to have three talented and dedicated Artistic Directors to guide and inspire our members.

For over thirty years, NWAA has had the privilege of serving Burien and South King County through our mission to provide performances that enliven, enrich, entertain, and educate. We could not continue to do so without the support of our members, friends and family; the generous grants from the City of Burien, 4Culture, and the Tagney-Jones Foundation, which provide critical ongoing financial support; the contributions of many local businesses and sponsors; and individual donors and audience members. Thank you all; it is your generosity that allows us to continue to fulfill our mission and vision.

We encourage you to stay connected: come to a concert, consider making a donation, or singing in one of our ensembles. In the words of Victor Hugo, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

Thank you for helping to ensure the musical arts remain alive and well in our community. We hope to see you soon!

Jennifer Mason
NWAA Board President

Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

Northwest Associated Arts provides performances that enliven, enrich, entertain and educate members and audiences alike while appealing to a variety of  musical & artistic tastes. Members are energized by an environment that fosters bonds of community, serving and respecting people of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups.

Vision Statement

NWAA offers both musical education as well as performance opportunities for a broad range of artists, from grade three through adulthood. We believe that the discipline, camaraderie and pride instilled through the arts are valuable for people at any stage of their lives. We know that offering choral and other experiences and education to singers of all skill levels creates a fertile environment for personal growth and for professional level performances, while fostering a healthy community among our membership and audience.

Free Youth Ticket Program

Because we are committed to building a lifetime love for choral music among the youth of our community, we are pleased to offer a FREE ticket to all of our mainstage concerts to anyone 17 & under, when accompanied by a paid adult. Click here for more information.

Concerts & Tickets