Region 13’s Area School Program is designed to provide music education to members “in their own backyards.” In even numbered years, Area Schools will be conducted throughout the region; click here for dates and faculty.
A school will be offered in each of our geographic zones:
May 12, 2018: Helena, Montana July 28, 2018: Oregon Area School in West Linn, OR August 11, 2018: Idaho Area School in Boise, ID
- August 18, 2018: Western Washington Area School in Bothell, WA. Online registration is now closed! Click here for information about how to register onsite.
- September 22, 2018: Alaska Area School in Fairbanks, Alaska. Registration open now! Click here for more information.
Each year, one of the five Area Schools will be designated as the "Extended Area School," at which a Saturday night show will be conducted in addition to the all-day Saturday classes. The Saturday night show is established so that important Regional recognitions and performances can be held. International-bound quartets and choruses will be invited to perform and will receive Regional Help Our Winners (HOW) funds. The Hostess Chorus and the current year chorus champ will also be invited to perform. Other Regional quartet and chorus medalists, and local quartets may also be invited to perform. The 2018 Extended Area School is in Oregon on July 28.
The Area School Program is designed to be financially self-sufficient. Registration fees will be calculated to cover the costs of the program. In 2018, our inaugural year, a representative of the Region will be present at each Area School to provide support and assistance. For more information about the schools and faculty, click here for a flyer.
The Western Washington Area School will take place in Bothell, Washington. It will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 22600 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA. The faculty will be Candy Johnson, the director of Five Valley Chorus; and, Elizabeth Davies, the director of Sound Harmony Chorus.
The workshop begins at 9:00 am and will include action-packed breakout sessions, a catered lunch, handouts, and of course, fun-filled harmony! Questions about the workshop should be directed to Pam Nelson / [email protected].
Online registration for the Western Washington Area Workshop is now closed, but you must register on-site; cost is $45.00, CASH ONLY. If you are hoping to attend, it would be great if you can send Pam a note to expect you.
The Alaska Area School will take place in Fairbanks, Alaska. It will be held at the University Presbyterian Church at 3510 University Avenue; Fairbanks, AK. The talented Regional Faculty will be Sandy Cahill, the director of Cascade Harmony Chorus; and, Katy Hawley, lead of PrimeTime Quartet. A flyer is here!
The workshop begins at 9:00 am and will include action-packed breakout sessions, a catered lunch, handouts, and of course, fun-filled harmony!
Fall in Fairbanks is a magical time! You should consider attending...even if you're not from Fairbanks! Click here for a flyer outlining some of the things you could see. Questions about the workshop..or Fall in Fairbanks...should be directed to Joy McDougall / [email protected].
Registration for the Alaska Area Workshop is now open and costs $35.00. After September 15, online registration closes and you must register on-site; cost is $45.00, CASH ONLY.
To register, fill in the information below. Be sure to indicate you are attending the Alaska Area School. After you hit the SUBMIT button, you will be directed to the payment page, where you can finalize your registration.