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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Dr. Lee Powell

Voice College
McKinney, Texas
Dr. W. Lee Powell Jr. has a BS in physics and English, as well as a MS in physics, from Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA, Nacogdoches, TX). He began singing barbershop while at SFA with the East Texas Timbertones. Lee sang with the Timbertones for a couple of years in the mid to late 1990’s, and though didn’t join the BHS until over 10 years later, he was hooked.

After his masters. Lee taught for five years at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (the state residential honors high school in Natchitoches, LA). Lee left LSMSA to earn his PhD at Texas Tech in physics with a dissertation on “Tidal Streams in the Milky Way: An Observational Study”. He then taught for fours years at Texas Lutheran University as a physics professor. While there, Lee officially joined the BHS in 2010. He then moved to the University of Nebraska Kearney to be a planetarium director and physics professor. He taught the physics of sound at both colleges. He now is a Dean of academic affairs and workforce at the Collin College Frisco Campus, a primarily 2 year college in the north Dallas area.

Over the years, he has sung all 4 parts though he is currently a bass. Lee has been an assistant director both with the Hill Country Chorus in New Braunfels, TX and the 1733 Chorus in Kearney, NE. He attended HU three times in St. Joseph, MO (2011, 2012, and 2014), and once since it moved to Nashville (2019). He was an officer with both the Hill Country Chorus and the 1733. He now sings with the Town North Plano Chapter, where he serves as bass section leader. He served on the board there from 2018-2022. He served as Executive Vice President of the Southwestern District in 2020. He began singing with an additional chorus after HU 2022, Sound by Southwest. That chorus took 2nd at the SWD fall contest, and will compete at International in July 2023 - just one year after it formed!
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