Welcome! We’re excited you’re attending Virtual Harmony University 2021.

If you are not already registered for Virtual Harmony University, you can register HERE

If you are new to Sched and would like to learn more about how to use the program, check out this guide or this video 

Types of courses 

Virtual Choir: Two sessions on Saturday 7/17 and Sunday 7/18. Make sure you add both to your schedule.  

Seminars: Each seminar consists of SIX sessions. Each session will be two hours long and will either be Monday, Wednesday, Friday OR Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Make sure you add all 6 sessions over the seminars’ two-week duration (July 19 - July 31) to your schedule.

Electives: These sessions are throughout the event and most will be 50 minutes long, though some are 110 minutes long. The electives are stand-alone classes that do not have other courses connected to them. 

General Sessions: We will have 4 general sessions on Sundays 7/18, 7/25, 8/01, and Saturday 8/07. Make sure you add all of them to your schedule so you don’t miss out on the fun! 

To read about a course, hover the cursor over the class title to see a short description.

To select a course, click the circle on the left of the title. Once you have selected a course, it is automatically saved and added to your schedule (note the Saved To My Sched widget that pops up in the bottom left corner).

To deselect the course if you change your mind, click the checked circle again.

You can return to Sched over and over again if you change your mind, and are welcome to select a different class. 

Attend Live Sessions

You will be able to access your Zoom Meeting or Webinars via an Open Zoom button that will appear on the course page in Sched. The Open Zoom button will only appear after you have added the class to your schedule.

Watch Recordings of Class Sessions

After a class has finished the video will be processed and then be added to the class session in Sched. The Open Zoom button will be replaced with a Video Stream button. Clicking the Video Stream button will open the video recording page. You will be able to rewatch the recordings as many times as you would like through September 1, 2021.
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John Wernega

Music Education Seminar
Guest Faculty

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I've been teaching Pre-K to eighth grade music at Quinton Township School for twenty-five years. In addition to teaching all the general music classes at my school I teach instrumental lessons, various choirs, handbell choirs, and band at the school. I started a barbershop program at the school in 2014 when I put together the Wildcat Harmonizers. The Wildcat Harmonizers sang in the Midwinter Barbershop Convention in Reno, NV in 2016, and then in the Saturday Night Spectacular in the International Barbershop Convention in Nashville, TN in the summer of 2016. From the Wildcat Harmonizers I put together the Quin-Tones, and they are now a very serious and competitive quartet. I currently have what might be the youngest barbershop quartet in the world in my school called "Elementary Mix." They sang at mic testers in the International Youth Quartet competition in Las Vegas last summer with a second grader on lead, a third grader on baritone, another third grader on tenor, and an eighth grader on bass. I started a new treble-voice barbershop ensemble at Quinton School called the "Wildcat Chord Ringers." They will be performing in the Midwinter Barbershop Convention in Nashville in January. Outside of teaching in the public school I direct a church choir and play organ for masses. I play in three community bands, a Civil War band, and a big band, and I sub for a community orchestra from time to time. I am the music arranger for Fralinger String Band, and they won first place in the Mummers Parade ten times in the seventeen years I've been arranging for them. Multitrack recording is a hobby of mine, and you can see many of my multitrack videos on youtube.
Here are some youtube links to the groups I direct and arrangements I write:
Wildcat Harmonizers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5zCOkMD50Q
Quin-Tones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JCGpWk6VoA
Elementary Mix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHyeXjIpeBc
Fralinger String Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLAqmlyWiqA
Quinton School Band https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoeN4X9ehYo
Quinton School Chorale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk3Dj8FfRKI
Arrangement for community band
Multitrack of my arrangement
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