Welcome to the Common Ground Choir Academy!

Common Ground Choir Academy is a music school in Issaquah that offers music classes and private lessons for children, teenagers, and adults. We recently won an Award for Best Music School 2014 (see news below).

With 20 years experience as a choir director and vocal coach, I have worked extensively in studio and on stage. I have performed in venues such as the Presidential Palace of Ukraine, before the Latvian Cabinet, as a conductor at Copenhagen Gospel Festival, and participant in Clash of the Choirs (TV4, Sweden).

You can join any time of the year. Feel free to try first. All are welcome.

––Dan Hegelund, Issaquah

Pastors Dan & Maria Hegelund
Sjung Gospel
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Oct 16

Performances, Fall / Winter 2014

This list is updated as new performances are booked:

Oct 19th. Barnes & Nobles Book Fair, Bellevue. 2 pm.
Nov 29th. Virginia V at Greet the Season at Lake Union Park.

For more information or to book our choir for an event contact dhegelund@gmail.com

Sep 02

Academic & Health Benefits Of Singing

In a society mostly focused on the hard sciences and sports, it’s worth a reminder of some of the extraordinary benefits of singing.

Health benefits

Did you know that scientific research shows that singing…

• Improves your visual and verbal skills
• Helps the heartbeat, pulse rate and blood pressure
• Improves sleep quality in students
• Makes you Happier
• Boosts your immune system and reduce Pain
• Reduces Depression and Anxiety
• Keeps an aging brain healthy

Academic benefits

Multiple studies link music study to academic achievements. Singing enhances and sharpens qualities like…

• Collaboration
• The ability to listen
• The power to focus on the present and future simultaneously
• The skill of giving effective presentations
• A way of thinking that weaves together disparate ideas
• Increased emotional intelligence
• Self confidence and clarity of purpose

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Jul 22

Common Ground Choir Academy Receives Award for Best Music School 2014


“ISSAQUAH July 22, 2014 — Common Ground Choir Academy has been selected for the 2014 Best of Issaquah Award in the Music School category by the Issaquah Award Program.

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May 27

Northwest Folklife Festival 2014 – Common Ground Choir

Common Ground Choir Academy opened in Issaquah in September 2013. This was our first performance as a choir, at Northwest Folklife Festival 2014.

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