JanAIM2019LOGO Adventures in Music

January 25-27, 2019

Doubletree by Hilton

2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

FACULTY: Marcia Pinvidic

Host Chorus: Sierra Gold Chorus

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Quartet/Double Quartet, YWIH Parade


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AIM Registration
Register by 5PM, 1/11/2019 to get the early bird pricing! 

AIM Registration Fees
Type of Attendee Advance On-Site
Region 12 Adult Member $25.00 $35.00
Sweet Adeline Adult Member –Non Region 12 Member $30.00 $40.00
Non Sweet Adeline Member $50.00 $60.00
Youth (under 26 years of age). Both Region 12 and Non Region 12 Member $10.00 $10.00
Chaperones of youth attendees pay the adult fee only if they wish to attend any adult class. Registration fees are waived for music teachers and non-Sweet Adeline coaches accompanying their youth attendees.

New Format for AIM
 -- classes available on Friday, Saturday and all day Sunday! 


New Registration procedures --> select your Class Intentions when you register.  Leadership Forum Lunch signup is included On the AIM Registration form this year -- meaning YOu PAY FOR BOTH AT ONE TIME!!


Online Registration is now closed.  Register on-site at AIM for $35 (regular registration)! 

Can't remember if you've registered or if you signed up for other AIM activities?   

Check your Registration Status here.

 AIM Schedule

While every attempt has been made to make sure all the information on the schedule is accurate, there still may be some last minute changes.  

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Help Your Region Save Money!
Download, print, and bring with you the handouts for AIM classes. It costs many hundreds of dollars to print everything FOR you; it costs you next to nothing to print at home. 


Marcia Pinvidic's Handouts

Understanding the "Mystery" Category (9:00 - 10-15) . Expression  . Expression Score

Directors: Making Wishes Come True (10:45 - 12:00)  Goalsetting

"Discovering the Heart of Music" (3:15 - 4:15) Musicality Description

Region 12 Faculity Classes

"Writing a Tag - Where do I  start?"  - Dede Nibler (Friday 7:00 - 8:15 pm)

Arranging for Fun and Creativity  ALWAYS - Tag

"Open Division: The World Beyond Two Songs" - PDQ Quartet (Saturday 10:45 - 12:00 pm)

FAQ sheet   Regional Open Division


"The Art of Delegation" - Pat LeVezu (Saturday 10:45 - 12:00 pm) 

1 - The Steps of Successful Delegation  2 - What the Delegatee Needs to Succeed  3- Some Delegation Concepts


"So Much Music, So Little Time" - Sharon Carlson (Saturday 1:45 - 3:00 pm)

What'll I Do? - Music Sheet  Music Selection  Guidelines


"Barbershop Chords for the Arranger and Singer" - Chris Jacobs (Saturday 1:45 - 3:00 pm)  

1 - ACP - Overview  2 - ACP Structure 3 - Beginning Program Overview 4 - Intermindiate/Advance Overview  5 - DCP - Overview  6 -  Eleven 7 - Eleven Minor 8 -Eleven Minor 9 - Identifiying Chords 10 - Piano Keyboard

"Take Me To Your Leader" - Kathy Scheel (Sunday 9:30 - 11:00 pm)

 Performance Level Guidelines   Roadmap to Next Level

"Making Ends Meet" - Georgia Sutherland (Sunday 11:15 - 12:15 pm)

A Discussion about Fundrasing



The song for the LAW classes is When I Take My Sugar to Tea. Remember to download both sheet music and learning tracks, then play them as often as you want from your own computer. 


To download the sheet music, log in to the Members Only page of the Regional website, and click Music --> Sheet Music. 


To download the learning tracks, log in to the Members Only page and click Music --> Audio. Scroll to the bottom of the selection box to find the part(s) you want.


Come with this song well learned, for maximum enjoyment!


Get the Tag book for SINGING throughout the weekend - print it and bring it. 



If you are planning to attend LAW classes at AIM, please fill out the LAW section on the registration page.




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 Faculty Info 


Marcia Pinvidic - International Faculty

A member and previous director of Region #26’s City of Gardens Chorus, Immediate Past International President Marcia Pinvidic has been a Sweet Adeline since 1979. Marcia, a certified director, has previously been the judge specialist moderator and currently chairs the Education Direction Committee.





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 Hotel Reservations

Double Tree Hotel Sacramento

The Regional Management Team sends thanks to all who stay at the hotel. Fulfilling our room block commitment guarantees that we can use the hotel function space for free during that weekend!  The room rate is $109 plus taxes.   Room reservation deadline is 5PM, January 3rd, 2019.

Reserve your room now!


If a member requires a handicap room, they are to call Stacy Reynolds at (916) 924-4952.

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Sweet Adelines International

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Hotel Name:

Double Tree Hotel

Hotel Address:

2001 Point West Way


Sacramento, California



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Want a PVI?


Our Regional faculty provide no-charge coaching as a service to you, our members, at every AIM weekend! You can get 25 minutes as an individual (or 55 minutes as a quartet) of customized, individualized coaching in either vocal or visual elements of your performance.


PVIs (Personal Vocal Instruction) and quartet coaching time slots are booked on a first come, first served basis, so don’t wait! When all available time slots are full, we won’t be able to fill any more requests. No on-site registrations are accepted for PVIs or quartet coaching.


Please note that you cannot request a specific instructor – instructor availability varies throughout the weekend. If you want a PVI or quartet coaching with a specific Regional faculty, contact them separately for a time outside of an AIM weekend. The current Regional coaching faculty members and their areas of focus are listed here


PVI Slots are full.  SIgn up early next AIM. 


Questions? Concerns? Contact the PVI Registrar.


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 Young Women In Harmony

Join us for an all day, comprehensive workshop, centered on improving vocal production skills and learning the art of a cappella style Barbershop Harmony with Sweet Adeline faculty. This curriculum, designed for the high school level, includes:

  • Learning and performing a four-part harmony a cappella song
  • Section unity study with an award winning quartet
  • Vocal production instruction from a regional musical director
  • Showmanship instruction with a professional choreographer
  • Performance opportunity – at 4 pm we will perform our song for all Sweet Adeline members in attendance.
  • NOTE:  Deadline for workshop is now Jan. 21, 2019.




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 Quartet/Double Quartet, YWIH Quartet Parade

Join in on the Saturday night fun with your quartet, double quartet or YWIH quartet.  Performance begins at 7PM, Saturday, January 26th.  Deadline for Quartet Parade registration is Jan. 5, 2019.  Contact Wendy Gibson for questions.


Download the registration forms:

YWIH Quartet Registration

Quartet Registration

Double Quartet Registration


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