Spring Sing Starts April 26th
Begun in 2010, sing! Sing! SING! (SSS) is Northwest Sound’s program of providing free a capella singing training for men of the community. Participants are given free group music lessons, sheet music and training media, participation in chorus rehearsals, and an opportunity to perform with the chorus in one of its annual shows. In the program, participants learn a variety of singing techniques including basics of supportive breathing, word pronunciation, vocal production, ear training, voice-matching, and finding the message in a song, skills that are developed continually by all chorus members as they progress.
Of the many dozens of men who have joined the program over the last seven years, twenty enjoyed their SSS experience so much that they wanted more and auditioned to become members of the 80-man chorus. Others have gone on to join other local choruses with gained practical experience and greater confidence in their abilities.
One former Sing, Sing, Singer is Danny Dodd, who participated in the program in the fall of 2013. He heard of the program from the father of a high-school friend with whom he had sung before. Danny says that his favorite part of the program was, “The genuinely loving atmosphere. Everyone was very encouraging and I felt ‘at home’ in a matter of minutes, not weeks.” He auditioned with the chorus immediately following singing with the chorus in its 2013 Holiday show and has grown to become a featured performer in chorus concerts and contest appearances.
The upcoming session of the program, called ‘Spring Sing’ starts on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30pm and continues for the next five Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm.