"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela
Sweet Adeline and Nordic Light Region have a strong culture of learning and offering education. Being a member of Nordic Light Region means that you have access to an abundance of education. Each year the region hosts Directors' education, Music Schools, Leadership days and more. Competition is also an important educational tool for quartets and choruses.
Regional faculty are available to teach classes in vocal production, music theory, interpretation, visual performance, choreography, leadership, barbershop history, vision- and goal work, and much more. We have two international faculty in our region and many accomplished and popular coaches that are available for coaching and teaching.
Sweet Adelines International offers education for directors as well as for members. Every other year there is a joint educational event for Judges and Directors: Side by Side, and every other year there is the A'Cappella Harmony Academy (AHA) for musical leaders as well as singers. There is also education offered in conjunction to International Conventions. Choruses and quartets are wise to budget for education for their members and leaders, to get even more out of the musical growing experience.
There is a wonderful self study program for directors, people that aspire to become directors, music team members or any singer who wants to learn more about how do grow as singers and ensembles. It is called the Directing Certification Program (DCP).
For more information on current educational opportunities, please browse the links and feel free to contact the Education Coordinator (ED) of our region.