Artistic Directors

At Northwest Associated Arts, we are proud to collaborate with incredible creative talent!

Click below to meet our current Artistic Directors, whose impressive credits include the Burien Coalition for the Arts, the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, and Seattle Pacific University.

Dr. Ryan Ellis


Artistic Director,
ChoralSounds Northwest
VocalSounds Northwest
Smamblettes

Paula Hawkins


Artistic Director,
SilverSounds Northwest

Kerstin Shaffer


Artistic Director,
YouthSounds Northwest
Concerts & Tickets