• Welcome to Region 13

    We are a diverse group of women from AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA who sing, perform, and champion a cappella music!
  • Find a Chorus

    Join the chorus! Join the fun! With chapters in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, one is near you.
  • Education Opportunities

    Sweet Adelines International is all about education! See what workshops, classes and opportunities are in the works. (...
  • Experience Us

    Some of our favorite chapter and quartet performances! Enjoy these YouTube videos.
  • Contact us

    Meet the 2022-2023 Regional Management Team (shown above). If you have questions or comments, please feel free to...

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2023 Convention News

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Thank you all for a wonderful Convention 2023!

Graphic of a singerPVIs Under Glass has returned!

THEY’RE BACK! After the smashing success of last year’s events, North by Northwest Region 13 is happy to announce the return of PVIs under Glass for our members, with four exciting classes starting February 4 at 9:30am (Pacific time). These PVIs (Personal Vocal Instructions) will be conducted over Zoom. Each workshop will be limited to approximately 25 attendees including two or three people who will be given a PVI while the others observe (there is always something to be learned from observation!). Volunteers to receive a PVI will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. All parts can attend any class, but only the specific class/part will be selected for the PVI recipient. These classes are priceless in value and are NO COST FOR REGION 13 MEMBERS. For more information and to sign up for your PVI, click here.


2022 Region 13 Convention results

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The Region 13 2022 Virtual Convention weekend is over, but wasn't it wonderful to sing together again?!? Congratulations to PrimeTime Quartet for winning the Quartet Competition, and to Alaska Sound Celebration for coming in first in our Chorus Competition.

Competition links are available here, so if you missed something--or just want to watch again--you can. (And it's not too early to mark your calendars for the 2023 Region 13 Convention, scheduled for May 18-21, in Spokane, WA!)


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Directors Wanted! Regional Volunteers Wanted! 

Check out the Region 13 choruses who are searching for a director or find ways you can share your talents with regional activities on our Join Our Team webpage. Just click here.

COVID-19 Information

As cities, states, regions, and countries are moving toward fewer/no restrictions related to COVID-19, many of our region’s choruses and quartets are returning to in-person rehearsals and performances. It is important to remember that choral singing is still considered a high-risk activity, although as more members become vaccinated, the risk decreases. The safety and good health of our members remains a top priority for Region 13 and Sweet Adelines International. We urge each chorus and quartet to be knowledgeable regarding state and local guidelines for in-person gatherings. These include the size of gatherings allowed, whether meetings are indoors/outdoors, if masks are required for all participants, if vaccinated participants do not have to wear a mask, physical distancing, ventilation and any other precautions required. Be prepared to put mitigation practices in place to avoid risk and protect your members. You may feel more comfortable if your members sign a waiver and release of liability prior to returning to in-person singing. The first link below will take you to a sample agreement provided by Sweet Adelines International.


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NxNW Region 13 Management Team Mission Statement

The Region 13 Regional Management Team's mission is:

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

We Value: Financial Stewardship, Effective Communication, Education, Culture of Belonging and Acceptance, Global Outreach, Innovation, and Personal Fulfillment

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