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: 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. 
  • September 22, 2018: Alaska Area School in Fairbanks, Alaska. Online registration now closed! You may register onsite for $45.00, cash only.

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 was 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.


Alaska Area School in Fairbanks, AK: 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 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! Online registration now closed! You can register onsite if you wish for $45.00, cash only.

Questions about the workshop..or Fall in Fairbanks...should be directed to Joy McDougall / [email protected]

NxNW Region 13 Mission Statements

North by Northwest Region 13 is a cutting-edge group of diverse women singing, performing, and championing a cappella music.

The Region 13 Regional Executive Committee's mission is:

  • Visioning
  • Developing Leaders
  • Creating pathways for achieving regional goals

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