Northwest Associated Arts History

Northwest Associated Arts, the parent organization for all of our member choirs, was founded in 1984, in response to the need for a vibrant, diverse south-end chorus that would bring quality choral music into the community. Initially launched as Highline Civic Chorale, our adult choir was renamed ChoralSounds Northwest in 1986. ChoralSounds Northwest continues to thrive, under the leadership of Dr. Ryan Ellis.

In 2003 the Youth Choral Education Program (YCEP) was formed under the direction of Paula Hawkins. In 2011 NWAA formed SilverSounds Northwest, under the direction of Paula Hawkins, providing a musical home to the retired members of the South King County area. Their annual mainstage concerts prove that you really are, “Never too old to rock-and-roll!”

Northwest Associated Arts, Inc. is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Donations to NWAA are  tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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