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About Northwest Associated Arts

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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 age of our members extends 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.

From our Executive Team

Amber Early

NWAA Board President, Amber Earley

Welcome to Northwest Associated Arts Ruby Jubilee Anniversary season, celebrating 40 years of song!

As we begin our 40th Anniversary season (and my 10th season singing with ChoralSounds), I can’t help but reflect on my time here and the profound effect that this organization and its people have had on me. I joined ChoralSounds during a life transition when I needed a fun creative activity to fill up some free time and take my mind off my troubles. What I wasn’t expecting was that singing with this group would also fill my need for community, compassion, connection, and joy. It’s that spirit that sustains this organization and brings singers and audiences back season after season.

And am I ever excited for the Ruby Jubilee season that we have planned! In addition to our festive ChristmasSounds in Burien concert (that we hope has become your holiday tradition) that brings all of our singers onstage together, SilverSounds and ChoralSounds will have each have special Ruby Jubilee programs in the spring. And we’re trying something a little new this year. In March, we’ll be putting on the Ruby Showcase, a pops concert with solo singers and small ensembles all backed by the amazing Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who supports NWAA’s mission: to provide 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.

Specifically, thank you to 4Culture, The City of Burien, the Tagney-Jones Foundation, and KPFF Consulting Engineers for the grants they provide. I would also like to thank all our sponsors, our advertisers, businesses, and individuals for all they give, either in monetary donations, time, or goods and services. It is because of their ongoing generous gifts, donations, and support that we can continue providing services and opportunities for our singers and our community year after year.

And thanks to YOU, our audience. Without your support of our programs, none of this would be possible!

Amber Earley
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.

It is the policy and practice of Northwest Associated Arts and its performance organizations to offer equal opportunity for employment, membership, and participation in all activities and services consistent with its purposes, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability. 

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 any of our mainstage concerts to anyone 17 & under, when accompanied by a paid adult. Click here for more information.