• 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. (Photo...
  • 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. (Photo by myharmonyphotography.com)
  • Contact us

    Meet the 2019-2020 Regional Regional Management Team (shown above). If you have questions or comments, please feel free...

Welcome to North by Northwest Region 13

Support Region 13

North by Northwest Region 13 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and welcomes donations from anyone who would like to support us. We suggest you donate via PayPal, a secure, online payment system; you do not have to have an account with them to donate. (Tax ID #51-0170354)

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North by Northwest Region 13 is an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music. We are one of 24 regions in Sweet Adelines International, and our particular region covers 28 choruses and over 45 quartets located throughout Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. You can see where we all are by clicking to see our regional map!

Feel free to explore our site! Whether you wish to find a chorus to visit, want to hire a quartet for a celebration, plan to attend a show or workshop, or just enjoy some photos and videos, it's all here.

And thanks for visiting!

Celebrating 65 Years: 2020 Convention Cancelled
Keep up to date with other cancelled convention news at r13convention.org

March 12, 2020: A message for North by Northwest Region 13 Sweet Adelines and others planning to attend our 2020 Convention:

As most of you know, because of the COVID-19 concerns, this morning Sweet Adelines International cancelled all regional competitions for the year (if you didn't know, the original email is below). I'm sure you're probably feeling all sorts of things right now, as are the Convention Team and the Regional Management Team. One important thing to understand is that a contingent competition plan is underway! SAI says: "To   ensure that our members still have the opportunity to compete this year, a contingency competition plan has been developed for 2020. The plan allows for placements at the regional level and provides a path to qualify for the international competition through the submission of video performances. The details of the contingency plan are being finalized and will be released very soon."

     *  Both hotels are aware that members will be calling to cancel. However, please note that reservation    cancellations    made   through Expedia or any other third party channel cannot be handled by   either   hotel. 

     *  If you are using Alaska Airlines, they have this information posted on their website: No change or cancellation fees for tickets purchased on/before February 26, 2020 and new tickets purchased between February 27 and March 31, 2020. Eligible reservations can be changed or canceled online. Funds will be deposited into My Account. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary.
     *  Not flying on Alaska? More information at r13convention.org/airline-cancellations

Thanks for understanding this out-of-the-ordinary situation. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Judy Galloway, Team Coordinator & Jody Allen, Events Coordinator
North by Northwest Region 13 Management Team

2019 Region 13 Convention 

The 62nd North by Northwest Region 13 Convention and Contests was held April 4-6, 2019 in Spokane, Washington! We had three amazing days together, fill with exciting events, joyous celebrations, and two great contests. 

Our congratulations to Wink Quartet and Pride of Portland Chorus, who respectively won the Quartet and Chorus Contests.

Congratulations to all competitors! For results and scoresheets, please click here.


Region 13 News

October 1, 2019 - 9:15pm
Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private... more
July 24, 2019 - 11:01am
...Researchers caution against labeling people as “tone-deaf” or telling them they “can’t sing.” Only a small... more
March 2, 2019 - 8:13am
Back in my high school years, my choir director told me—with a tinge of envy—that I had “cords of steel.” I... more

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 Management Team's mission is:

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

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