Make some magic at our 2018 Area Schools

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: Metro Portland area in West Linn, OR; includes a Saturday night show! Registration open now! Click here for more information.
  • August 11, 2018: Eastern Washington/Idaho Area School in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Registration open now! Click here for more information.
  • August 18, 2018: Western Washington Area School in Bothell, WA. Registration open now! Click here for more information.
  • September 22, 2018: Alaska Area School in Fairbanks, Alaska

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.

Metro Portland (West Linn) Area School: July 28, 2018

Our next 2018 Area School will take place south of Portland in West Linn, OR. It will be held at the West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Drive 97068, with fabulous regional faculty Patty Martin, from Olympia Chorus, and Paula Davis, director of Song of Seattle 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! Additionally, there will be a fun show on Saturday evening that you won't want to miss! Questions about the workshop should be directed to Jeri Pentheny, [email protected]

Registration for the Metro Portland Workshop is now open and costs $35.00. After July 18, online registration closes and you must register on-site; cost is $45.00.

To register, fill in the information below. Be sure to indicate you are attending the Portland Metro Area School (it is not possible to register for other area schools at this time). After you hit the SUBMIT button, you will be directed to the payment page, where you can finalize your registration.


Eastern Washington/ Idaho Area School in Coeur d'Alene, ID: August 11, 2018

Our Eastern Area School will take place in Coeur d'Alene, ID. It will be held at the Holiday Inn Boise Airport, 2970 W. Elder Street, in Boise, ID  83705. The faculty will be Nancy Kurth, the director of Northwest Harmony Chorus; and, Lucy Heinkel, the director of Rolling Hills 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 Melissa Ambriz at [email protected]

Registration for the Coeur d'Alene Workshop is now open and costs $35.00. After August 4, online registration closes and you must register on-site; cost is $45.00.

To register, fill in the information below. Be sure to indicate you are attending the Coeur d'Alene Area School. After you hit the SUBMIT button, you will be directed to the payment page, where you can finalize your registration.


Western Washington Area School in Bothell, WA: August 18, 2018

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 Elizabeth Davies, the director of Sound Harmony Chorus; and, Candy Johnson, the director of Five Valley 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]

Registration for the Western Washington Area Workshop is now open and costs $35.00. After August 11, online registration closes and you must register on-site; cost is $45.00.

To register, fill in the information below. Be sure to indicate you are attending the Western Washington Area School. After you hit the SUBMIT button, you will be directed to the payment page, where you can finalize your registration.


Alaska Area School in Bothell, WA: September 22, 2018

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 faculty will be Sandy Cahill, the director of Cascade Harmony Chorus; and, Katy Hawley, lead of PrimeTime Quartet.

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 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.

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.

 

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