Region 12 - Winter AIM w/Jana Gutenson

Fri, Jan 24 2020 to Sun, Jan 26 2020

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Region12 event
    Venue: Doubletree by Hilton
    Description: Region 12 - Winter AIM w/Jana Gutenson

    January 24-26, 2020
    Doubletree by Hilton
    2001 Point West Way
    Sacramento, CA 95815

    Email sent out by Julie Starr 1-21-2022

    Winter AIM - Special Announcement


    Please download and print out your copy of the weekend's schedule. There have been changes from even a week ago! A LIMITED NUMBER of these schedules will be available on site.  Winter AIM Final Schedule

    We will print a LIMITED NUMBER of handouts for each class that is providing handouts. Please be sure to check back to this event webpage to download, print and bring the handouts you're interested in.

    10:45-12:00pm  - “New quartet starting? Let’s talk!” by Kathy Scheel
    Weekend Song
    Remember to bring, already learned, your music for the weekend: Sing Me That Song Again.
    You need to be logged in as a Member to access this song file page: Sing Me That Song Again

    There are two half-hour opportunities to review this song before its use in Learn Arm Waving (LAW) School:
    • Once at 5:15 pm Saturday in the Redwood Room
    • Once at 8:30 am Sunday in the Redwood Room
    Learn Arm Waving

    And speaking of LAW school, come and try it, even if you can't stay for the whole day - we need singers and we need people to try out directing! 

    Saturday Morning Coffee and Tea!
    New this year, thanks to the wonderful work of our Events Coordinator, Mary Mamer: No need to stand in line on Saturday morning to get your coffee in the lobby. We will serve coffee and tea at the back of the Grand Ballroom!


    Whether you're in a quartet or just trying to find one, there's something this weekend for all of you. Check the "Audience" column and look for the 4 singers, to find the classes that are specifically targeting quartets. 

    And remember to be there to support the novice quartets and double quartets on Saturday night. This year we have a YWIH Quartet Contest, too!

    YWIH Workshop Day
    Have you encouraged the young women in your life to sign up for the Saturday YWIH workshop day? They'll need to send in some paperwork in advance - check this info page: YWIH A CAPPELLA WORKSHOP 

    Lots on the menu for arrangers and wanna-bes, this weekend! Check the "Audience" column for classes geared to your interests.

    Chorus and Regional Leaders
    Please come and share your thoughts on the kinds of leadership training we need, either at the chorus level and/or the regional level, with Regional Education Coordinator Julie Starr on Saturday at 10:45.

    Tag Singers
    Regional champs RetroActive will lead you through some of these on Friday night. Download the Regional Tag Book 

    See you all in Sacramento!!

    Julie Starr, Regional Education Coordinator
    Alison Miller, AIM Coordinator for Education
    Mary Mamer, Regional Events Coordinator

    International Faculty - Jana Gutenson

    Jana Gutenson has been a member of Sweet Adelines since 1984, but barbershop has been in her life since birth! Her mother received her 60-yr. membership pin with SAI in Seattle in 2010 and her father was a 3-time International Champion with the Pekin Chorus of BHS.

    Jana is a member of the six-time International Champion Scottsdale Chorus and has served as baritone section leader and member of the Music Team since 1988. She is a 25-year front row veteran, Certified Director and Scottsdale’s Associate Director frequently serves as an in-house coach. Jana has sung baritone in Internationally competitive quartets, placing in the top ten with Affinity in 2008. Jana has coached quartets and choruses at all levels and has served as faculty for quartet workshops and regional events throughout the Sweet Adelines International and BHS organizations.

    Jana is a Certified Music Category Judge in the Sweet Adelines International Judging Program and has served on several International Committees.  She served six years as Education Coordinator for SAI Region 21 and was chosen for the Region 21 Hall of Fame Award in 2010. She is the 2016 NAfME/Sweet Adelines Music Educator of the Year and served as Co-Chair for the SAI 2017 International Education Symposium.
    Jana has an MS in Curriculum and Instruction, BS in Marketing and Music Education and recently retired from twenty-three years of teaching elementary general music in the Chandler School District in Chandler, AZ.

    Young Women In Harmony information can be found: 
    Reg 12 - YWIH - A Cappella Workshop & Quartet Contest