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Region 12 NEWS!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER CHATS
Published 2-05-2021 - CHAPTER CHATS

REGION 12 NEWS! PLUS
Winter AIM 2021 - Thank You!
Winter AIM Success -
Registration Still Open!

A Cappella Harmony - YWiH
SAVE THE DATE: 
Region 12 Celebration

Copyright for Virtual Concerts
Video Library -
SAI Song Assessment Tool
REGION 12 NEWS!


Winter AIM 2021-Thank You!

A big thank you to those who attended our Winter AIM 2021 event, held on January 29th and 30th. What a great weekend of education! From Jennie Morton’s classes on the voice and how it connects to the rest of the body, to our wonderful regional faculty classes on the Song Assessment Tool, character tools for storytelling over Zoom, and online programs available for choruses and quartets to use for rehearsing, we had a little bit of everything. Thank you to Terrie Carrozzella, Laura Schultz, Laura Bode, Leah Brooks, Andi Giles, and Kathy Hebert for their fantastic classes- we are so lucky to have such talent in Region 12!

Registration is still open for Winter AIM- $15 will give you access to all six class video recordings. Please log in to your Region 12 member account, click on “Members Menu,” then click on “AIM” which will take you to the event page where you can click on the registration button.

Thank you, Region 12, for your continued support during these difficult times. When we are together in person again, what a joy it will be!
 
With a song,
 
Alison Miller
Education Coordinator

Registration Link for Winter AIM Videos

Our Winter AIM for 2021 is history and it was a TOTAL success!  We had over 200 Registrants. I would like to thank those of you who send checks to pay for Registration as well as those of you who pay through PayPal. Your donations to Young Women in Harmony as well as to our Education account are greatly appreciated.  We collected over $700 in donations.

Remember, you can still register for Winter AIM for the next three months and take advantage of the wonderful classes by our Regional Faculty and the amazing Jennie Morton.
 
Geri Miller-Riedel, Region 12 FC

Registration Link for Winter AIM Videos
Upcoming Region 12 Events
Sat, Feb 20 2021 4:00 pm A Cappella Harmony - A YWIH VIrtual Event  
Sat, Feb 27 2021 4:00 pm A Cappella Harmony - A YWIH VIrtual Event

YWIH A Cappella Harmony Event
Our first-ever virtual YWIH A Cappella Harmony Event is coming up in just a few weeks! This is a two-weekend workshop series and virtual choir experience. The first date is Saturday, February 20th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and the second date is Saturday, February 27th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. This event is open to all singers 25 years and younger and features exciting guest faculty including our own Region 12 LoveNotes Quartet, Kim Newcomb of The Ladies, and the "father of contemporary a cappella" himself, Deke Sharon. What a lineup of amazing talent! 

Registration is $20 and includes music, learning tracks, classes with guest faculty, and Q & A with guest faculty. Please help pass the word around to any singer 25 years and younger who are interested in participating. The registration information is on our Region 12 website, located under "Events." This event is taking the place of Mountain Harmony Camp, which we had to cancel this past November due to the pandemic. We are excited to host this event, and have such amazing guests join us!
Questions can be sent to me at education.coord@sairegion12.com. Thank you!
 
With a song,
 
Alison Miller
Education Coordinator

*A Cappella Harmony - YWIH Virtual Event REGISTRATION LINK
 
REGION 12 CELEBRATION  - webpage
Dear Chorus leaders,
 
As you know by now, we are currently planning  a Virtual Region 12 celebration for April 30th and May 1st.  The chorus celebration will start Saturday afternoon, May 1, at 1:00 p.m.  The e-mail survey that was sent to choruses resulted in a consensus to keep this event completely celebratory.  So, with that in mind, if you would like to submit something, the following is information that will help you to start planning with your chorus.  There are several options for you to think about such as:
  • a virtual chorus creation that you have created or are going to create
  • a previous performance or competition video
  • photos and an original greeting from your chorus with background music. 
  • Any other creative ideas you can come up with
  • If your chorus is not able to do a video recording, consider submitting a JumboTron Ad with greetings from your chorus.  More details about the JumboTron ads will be in future bulletins. 
The only limitation is that it should be four (4) minutes or less.  These video submissions  will need to be received by April 1 in order to allow time to compile the Celebration video.  Future  bulletins will have more details as to where and how to send the videos.    
I’m attaching a document about Copyright regulations that I received from International.  In addition, if you use a song that is in Public Domain you do not need any licensing for the song, but you do need permission from the arranger.  Our Regional Celebration will be posted on YouTube as it was last year.  We understand that there is some financial expense in this and that many of our choruses do not have extra resources right now.  In order to help ease this, the RMT has agreed to offer a stipend of up to $200 to each chorus who has expenses related to the creation and production of a video.  You will just need to submit a listing of related expenses to the Regional Finance Coordinator after the Celebration for reimbursement.
Dear Region 12 Quartets
 
As you know by now, we are planning  a Virtual Region 12 celebration for April 30th and May 1st.  The quartet celebration will start Friday evening, April 30th at 7pm.  The e-mail survey that was sent to quartets and choruses resulted in a consensus to keep this event completely celebratory.  With that in mind, we hope that  all of our regional quartets will be able to participate in some way.  You do not need to be a registered quartet to participate.  There are several options for you to think about such as:
  • a virtual quartet performance that you have created or are going to create
  • a previous performance or competition video
  • photos and an original greeting from your quartet with background music. 
  • Any other creative ideas you can come up with
  • If your quartet is not able to do a video recording, consider submitting a JumboTron Ad with greetings from your quartet.  More details about the JumboTron ads will be in future bulletins. 
The only limitation is that it should be four (4) minutes or less.  These video submissions  will need to be received by April 1 in order to allow time to compile the Celebration video.  Future  bulletins will have more details as to where and how to send the videos.    
I’m attaching a document about Copyright regulations that I received from International.  In addition, if you use a song that is in Public Domain you do not need any licensing for the song, but you do need permission from the arranger.  Our Regional Celebration will be posted on YouTube as it was last year.  We understand that there is some financial expense in this and that many of our choruses do not have extra resources right now.  In order to help ease this, the RMT has agreed to offer a stipend of up to $200 to each quartet who has expenses related to the creation and production of a video.  You will just need to submit a listing of related expenses to the Regional Finance Coordinator after the Celebration for reimbursement.
COPYRIGHT FOR VIRTUAL CONCERTS (US ONLY)

Livestream Only – no recording
Performance License required.
Platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, have performance licensing in place with most Performing Rights Organizations and you will not need a performance license with these platforms. If the song is located on one of the below site, you will not need this license, if the song is not on one of these sites, you will need to contact the publisher to ask if a performance license is required.
Recording Audio Only – no video included
*Mechanical License required.
This is for audio only, interactive, on-demand stream. This type of license is granted by the publisher or copyright owner.

Recording with Video as well as Audio
*Synchronization License may be required.
Confirm this with the publisher/owner of the song. This is the right to record a musical work in timed relation to visual images. This type of license is granted by the publisher or copyright owner.

Posting a Video Recording (audio-visual) On Demand
*Performance License required.
(Platform used may have this license in place. See information under Livestream Only.) *Synchronization License required for on-demand viewing. Confirm this with publisher or copyright owner.

Livestream with Recording
*Performance License required. (Platform used may have this license in place. See information under Livestream Only.)
*Synchronization License required for on-demand viewing. Confirm this with publisher or copyright owner.

Virtual Performance Recording
*Performance License Required. (Platform used may have this license in place. See information under Livestream Only.)
*Synchronization License required because this is an on-demand service.

NOTE: The above links to ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and GMR, are the links used to determine the correct publisher or copyright owner of the song.

Copryright_for_Virtual_Concerts PDF
 
Winter AIM 2021: Terrie Carrozzella- “The Song Assessment Tool- How it Works & What Happens Post-Submission”

Using the SAI Song Assessment Tool
 
Are you considering adding a song to your group’s repertoire, and you want to be sure it meets SAI’s diversity requirements before you begin to learn it? At Winter AIM 2021, Terrie Carrozzella led us through the process of how we can determine if a song meets those requirements. In this discussion, she reviewed the section about how the tool works, and where members can find resources and tools to help them make an informed decision about the acceptability of a song. 
 
The first thing you want to do is go to the SAI website and log in as a member; go to “Education” and scroll to the end to find “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion-Member Resources” and then to the section labeled “How It Works.” Here will be the information needed to guide you through the song assessment process.
It’s possible that your song and its specific arrangement has already been assessed; if so, you will be saved a great deal of time. Go to the last listing in this topic: “View the Song Evaluation Database.” This is a list of songs already evaluated by the 20 women on the DEI Task Force who have been researching and assessing the lyrics of the music we sing in performances. Listed are the names of the song, the arranger, whether the lyrics are admissible, and a link to the research done in reaching this decision. If your song and its arranger is on the list and has been approved, you need to go no further---go ahead and present the song to your group. If the song your group is considering is not on the list, arranged by a different person than is listed, or if you’re singing parody lyrics, you will have to submit it for review and evaluation- a process that will require some researching on your own. You will also need to have a Google account, since all correspondence with the committee is via Google.
 
In the “How It Works” section, go to the “Song Assessment Tool Questions.” There will be a list of questions you will have to answer before submitting your request, and this is where the research comes in. Review the questions; some are easy answers, some require your seeking out information about the lyrics, the composer, arranger, lyricist, history of the song, etc. Once you have found the answers to those posed in this section, you can move on to actually filling out the Song Assessment Tool (SAT).  You can then submit it, via Google Docs share, to the DEI Task Force Subcommittee that will assess the song and then report back to you its appropriateness for use in an SAI contest or performance.
 
By now you’re probably wondering what resources are available to help answer some of the questions on the Song Assessment Tool and how you find them. Terrie suggested the following:
  1. Google the song’s name, the name of the composer, lyricist, and a bit about the history of the era in which it was written
  2. Wikipedia is a good source, but not always totally accurate
  3. YouTube might help
  4. Email Terrie for a list of resources she and her team have used:  terriebari@yahoo.com 
Good luck and have fun! 
Yours in Harmony,  Harriett Feltman

Regional Video Librarian Review: Written by Harriett Feltman, Regional Video Librarian 
SAI Song Assessment with Terrie Carrozzella
A sample of the amazing Education Classes available from Winter AIM 2021. Registration Link for Winter AIM Videos class list.


CONGRATULATIONS
Election Results serving for  2 year - 2022-2024

Kathy Scheel - Directors Coordinator by affirmation
Geri Miller-Reidel - Finance Coordinator appointed
Kevran Day - Marketing by affirmation
Lynda Casillas - Membership by affirmation
 

Region 12 Management Team for 2021-2022
Communication Coordinator - Piet Chini
Directors Coordinator - Kathy Scheel
Education Coordinator - Alison Miller
Events Coordinator - Mary Mamer
Finance Coordinator - Geri Miller-Reidel
Marketing Coordinator - Kevran Day
Membership Coordinator - Lynda Casillas
Team Coordinator - Birgit Andersen
 
PACIFIC SHORES REGION 12 CALENDAR
Sat, Feb 20    A Cappella Harmony - A YWIH VIrtual Event VIrtual
Sat, Feb 27    A Cappella Harmony - A YWIH VIrtual Event VIrtual
Fri, Apr 30 / Sat, May 1    Region 12 Celebration - VIRTUAL Convention and Competition Virtual Event
Thu, Jul 15    Diamond Division Quartet Contest - CANCELLED Richardson, Texas
Fri, Jul 16    Rising Star Quartet Contest - CANCELLED Richardson, Texas
Fri, Jul 16 
to Sun, Jul 18 
  Queens College 2021 - CANCELLED till 2023 Richardson, Texas
Sat, Jul 24 
to Sun, Jul 25 
  Region 12 - Summer AIM Virtual
Fri, Sep 17 
to Sun, Sep 19 
  Region 12 - Fall AIM w/Kim Wonder Virtual
Fri, Oct 15 
to Sun, Oct 17 
  SAI - 75 Annual International Convention and Competition St. Louis, Mo.
Fri, Jan 28 2022
to Sun, Jan 30 2022
  Region 12 - Winter AIM Sacramento, CA
Thu, May 19 2022
to Sun, May 22 2022
  Region 12 Convention and Competition Sparks, NV
Fri, Sep 16 2022
to Sun, Sep 18 2022
  Region 12 - Fall AIM Sacramento, CA
Mon, Sep 26 2022
to Sat, Oct 1 2022
  SAI - 76th Annual International Convention and competition Phoenix, Ariz,
Thu, May 11 2023
to Sun, May 14 2023
  Region 12 Convention and Competition Sparks, NV
Wed, May 15 2024
to Sun, May 19 2024
  Region 12 Convention and Competition Sparks, NV
REGIONAL CONTACT LISTS
2020-2021 REGIONAL MANAGEMENT TEAM

Piet Chini - Communications
Kathy Scheel - Directors
Alison Miller - Education
Mary Mamer - Events
Geri Miller-Reidel - Finance
Kevran Day - Marketing

Lynda CasillasMembership
Birgit Andersen - Team Coordinator


RMT email: rmt@sairegion12.org

Pacific Shores Region 12 Chapters
Link to Region 12 Chorus Webpage
Take a look - Awesome map of our region - Links to Chapter websites 

Bay Area Showcase Chorus     www.singharmony.org  
Bella Acappella Harmony Chorus     www.bellaacappella.com/  
California HEAT Chorus     www.californiaheatchorus.com/  
Diablo Vista Chorus     www.diablovistachorus.com/  
Greater Eugene Chorus     www.thegreatereugenechorus.org/  
Harmony Fusion Chorus     www.isingharmony.com/  
High Desert Harmony Chorus     www.highdesertharmony.net/  
Mendo-Lake Chorus     www.mendolakesingers.wixsite.com/mendolake  
Mission Valley Chorus     www.missionvalley.org  
Na Leo Lani Chorus     www.naleolani.org/  
Northern Gateway Chorus     www.northerngatewaychorus.org/  
Oregon Coast Chorus        
Oregon Spirit Chorus     www.oregonspirit.org/  
Pacific Empire Chorus     www.pacificempire.org/  
River Lights Chorus     www.riverlightschorus.com/  
Sacramento Valley Chorus     www.sacramentovalleychorus.com/  
San Francisco Sound Wave Chorus                       www.sfsoundwave.net/  
Sea Breeze Harmony Chorus     www.seabreezeharmony.wordpress.com/  
Sierra Gold Chorus     www.sierragoldchorus.org/  
Song of Sonoma Chorus     www.songofsonoma.org/  
Sounds of the Valley Chorus     www.soundsofthevalley.org/  
Southern Oregon Sound Chorus     www.southernoregonsoundchorus.com/
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