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

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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! 

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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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Saturday, July 17
 

2:00pm CDT

Virtual Choir Rehearsal (1/2)
Join celebrated director Alex Morris and all-star section leaders Kim Newcomb, Ali Hauger, Kohl Kitzmiller, and Dan Wessler to rehearse the toe tapping "ABC," popularized by the Jackson 5, arranged by David Wright, and brought to barbershop by Double Date. Learn singing tips, performance insights, virtual choir recording advice, and learn from the best in barbershop.

Faculty
avatar for Kim Newcomb

Kim Newcomb

Section Leader, Music Educator
Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music... Read More →
avatar for Dan Wessler

Dan Wessler

Faculty
- Choral Director at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL- Bachelor's degree in Music Education- Master's degree in Choral Conducting- Director of New Tradition Chorus- Bass of After Hours, 2018 International BHS Quartet Champion- Frequent choral clinician- Frequent barbershop arranger... Read More →
avatar for Kohl Kitzmiller

Kohl Kitzmiller

Section Leader, Next Gen
Kohl has been a barbershopper officially for over 20 years, but unofficially since birth! During his time as a barbershopper, he as been a member of the 2015 International Quartet Champions, Instant Classic as well as his mixed quartet Half and Half and men’s chorus Circle City... Read More →
avatar for Ali Hauger

Ali Hauger

Faculty
Ali is a 15 year Sweet Adeline and member of the Barbershop Harmony society. She is a two-time collegiate champ and the baritone/lead of GQ, BHS’ current 4th place medalists.Ali has a passion for authentic singing and performing through the development of being your authentic self... Read More →
avatar for Katie Macdonald

Katie Macdonald

Faculty
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Katie grew up performing in musical theater, jazz, and opera throughout high school and college. She majored in Music with a minor in Business from Towson University and pursued a career in Arts Administration. She serves the Barbershop Harmony Society... Read More →
avatar for Alex Morris

Alex Morris

Faculty
Alex completed a Bachelor of Music (Composition)
 at the University of Western Australia in 2009. Since then he has been active working with orchestras, arts companies and festivals currently holding the position of General Manager with the Stonnington Symphony. Alex is in demand... Read More →


Saturday July 17, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Sunday, July 18
 

4:00pm CDT

Virtual Choir Rehearsal (2/2)
Join celebrated director Alex Morris and all-star section leaders Kim Newcomb, Ali Hauger, Kohl Kitzmiller, and Dan Wessler to rehearse the toe tapping "ABC," popularized by the Jackson 5, arranged by David Wright, and brought to barbershop by Double Date. Learn singing tips, performance insights, virtual choir recording advice, and learn from the best in barbershop.

Faculty
avatar for Kim Newcomb

Kim Newcomb

Section Leader, Music Educator
Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music... Read More →
avatar for Dan Wessler

Dan Wessler

Faculty
- Choral Director at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL- Bachelor's degree in Music Education- Master's degree in Choral Conducting- Director of New Tradition Chorus- Bass of After Hours, 2018 International BHS Quartet Champion- Frequent choral clinician- Frequent barbershop arranger... Read More →
avatar for Kohl Kitzmiller

Kohl Kitzmiller

Section Leader, Next Gen
Kohl has been a barbershopper officially for over 20 years, but unofficially since birth! During his time as a barbershopper, he as been a member of the 2015 International Quartet Champions, Instant Classic as well as his mixed quartet Half and Half and men’s chorus Circle City... Read More →
avatar for Ali Hauger

Ali Hauger

Faculty
Ali is a 15 year Sweet Adeline and member of the Barbershop Harmony society. She is a two-time collegiate champ and the baritone/lead of GQ, BHS’ current 4th place medalists.Ali has a passion for authentic singing and performing through the development of being your authentic self... Read More →
avatar for Katie Macdonald

Katie Macdonald

Faculty
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Katie grew up performing in musical theater, jazz, and opera throughout high school and college. She majored in Music with a minor in Business from Towson University and pursued a career in Arts Administration. She serves the Barbershop Harmony Society... Read More →
avatar for Alex Morris

Alex Morris

Faculty
Alex completed a Bachelor of Music (Composition)
 at the University of Western Australia in 2009. Since then he has been active working with orchestras, arts companies and festivals currently holding the position of General Manager with the Stonnington Symphony. Alex is in demand... Read More →


Sunday July 18, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Opening General Session
A Harmony University legacy! General Sessions hearken to their HU counterparts and have warms ups, tags, announcements, and more led by the world-class VHU faculty. This opening session will also include a keynote address.

Faculty
avatar for Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Sunday July 18, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Monday, July 19
 

3:00pm CDT

Music Educator Seminar (1/6)
For music educators or future music educators (juniors or seniors in college) who want to learn more about how to use barbershop in the choral classroom. Topics include: how to use the barbershop style in the classroom, performance practices, vocabulary, style differences, etc., with content specifically for middle and high school teachers, our world-class faculty will show they have been successful in their own music classrooms using barbershop to great success. This seminar is eligible for graduate credit or continuing education units.

Faculty
avatar for Debbie Cleveland

Debbie Cleveland

Faculty, Music Education Seminar
Debbie Cleveland has been a Public School Choral Music Educator for 35 years, and was named the 2018 NAfME/BHS National Music Educator of the Year. Her choirs at Gaither High School are consistently rated "Superior" and are selected to perform at EPCOT's Candlelight Processional as... Read More →
avatar for Katy Dane

Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (1/6)

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Dr. Jeff Taylor didn’t start learning music until high school, but somehow he eventually earned a doctorate in choral conducting at Arizona State U. as a student of Dr. Greg Lyne. He has judged over a hundred choral and barbershop contests and taught at schools in New Zealand, Australia... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (1/6)

Faculty
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →
avatar for Brent Graham

Brent Graham

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brent Graham is one of the most respected arrangers and coaches in Barbershop. He has arranged over 200 songs in the style, and those arrangements have been sung by a wide variety of vocal ensembles including Gold medal quartets and choruses. He has coached men’s and women’s ensembles... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (1/6)

Faculty
avatar for Boo de Bruin

Boo de Bruin

Faculty
Having grown up in the English choral tradition, and subsequently discovered a love for musical theatre, Boo finally encountered barbershop during her postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. She sang with and latterly directed The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers... Read More →
avatar for Alexander de Bruin

Alexander de Bruin

Faculty
Alex has been singing barbershop music since high school, and was an inaugural member of The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers (TUBBS). He entered the world of "real" barbershop in 2009, following a workshop run for TUBBS by the Great Western Chorus of Bristol (GWC). With GWC... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (1/6)

Faculty
avatar for Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Faculty
Adam is a longtime barbershopper and arranger. He has arranged for a wide variety of vocal groups including many prominent BHS and SAI quartets and choruses and is one of the founders of the Gotham Arrangers Lab. He earned his Bachelors in Music Composition in St. Louis before moving... Read More →
avatar for Ben McDaniel

Ben McDaniel

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Ben McDaniel has been a barbershopper since 2002. He is currently the director of two BHS choruses in the Atlanta area: Stone Mountain Chorus and Big Chicken Chorus. He has sung tenor, lead, and baritone in several choruses and quartets over the years, and has written arrangements... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (1/6)

Faculty
avatar for Patrick McAlexander

Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (1/6)

Faculty
avatar for Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Adam Scott owns a private music studio in Nashville. He holds a M.M. in choral conducting and a B.A. in music composition. Previous to this he worked as music educator and editor of music publications for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has collaborated with composers and arrangers... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (1/6)

Faculty
avatar for Anthony Bartholomew

Anthony Bartholomew

Faculty, Arranging
Anthony has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2005, and a certified Music judge since 2013, where he has also served on the Board of Review. He got his start singing with, and later directing, the El Paso Border Chorders (1964 international SPEBSQSA chorus champions... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (1/6)

Faculty
avatar for Brian Mastrull

Brian Mastrull

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brian Mastrull is a 20-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  He joined the society at the ripe age of 11 to sing with his dad in the Brothers in Harmony Chorus and is now currently serving as the chapter’s Musical Director.  He is an International quartet competitor... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins

Faculty
Rob Hopkins was inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2017. A member since 1976, Rob served as Society President in 2004-05. He has been a judge for 26 years, first in Arrangement, then Music, and currently Administrative Judge. He served as C&J Committee Chairman when the... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Introduction to Arranging (1/6)

Faculty
avatar for Glenda Lloyd

Glenda Lloyd

Faculty, Arranging & Directing
Glenda Lloyd has been an enthusiastic barbershopper for 30 years. She first discovered barbershop in a mixed chorus, then began her own Sweet Adeline chorus a year later. She is the Master Director of Brindabella Chorus who were the 2017 International MidSize (31-60 voices) Chorus... Read More →
avatar for Larry Triplett

Larry Triplett

Faculty
I've been a barbershopper since leaving high school, and started arranging about that time. After receiving my B.A. and M.A. in music education at UCLA, I taught high school band and choir for 5 years before a career shift into the business world. But that didn't stop the music. I've... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Master Class (1/6)
Faculty
avatar for Aaron Dale

Aaron Dale

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Aaron joined the Barbershop Harmony Society in 1991 with the Louisville Thoroughbred Chorus. He has been active as a performer, coach, and judge, and has been an arranger and musical advisor for numerous championship ensembles worldwide. Aaron is a percussionist with a Bachelor of... Read More →
avatar for David McEachern

David McEachern

Faculty, Performing Seminar
David has been involved in Barbershop music for a few decades. He is a performer, Performance Judge and coach.He is involved in creating performance packages as well as coaching many choruses and quartets around the world.David’s original musical background is in folk and bluegrass... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Performing Seminar (1/6)
Through interviews, discussion, workshops, and presentations, this seminar will feature working actors, performers, producers, coaches, and singers sharing how participants can take their performances to the next level, making even stronger connections to each other, their audience, and themselves.

Faculty
avatar for Cy Wood

Cy Wood

Lead Faculty, Performing Seminar
Cy grew up as a third-generation barbershopper. He officially joined the society at 15 years old and sang with The Gateway Chorus in Pocatello, Idaho. Currently, Cy sings bass in Half and Half Quartet, and he also sings baritone with Southern Gateway Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio where... Read More →
avatar for Blair Brown

Blair Brown

Blair Brown is a professional singer and certified yoga instructor based in Fort Myers, Florida. In 2013, she earned a BA in Music from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she studied with barbershop icon, Dr. Jim Henry. In 2018 she became a Certified Yoga instructor at the... Read More →
avatar for Will Lagos

Will Lagos

Coach, Performing Arts
Will Lagos is the current performance director and in-house performance coach for The Westminster Chorus. A 15-year barbershopper, Will has earned the chorus gold medal alongside his Westminster brothers in 2010, 2015, and most recently in 2019 when he served on the visual and choreography... Read More →
avatar for David McEachern

David McEachern

Faculty, Performing Seminar
David has been involved in Barbershop music for a few decades. He is a performer, Performance Judge and coach.He is involved in creating performance packages as well as coaching many choruses and quartets around the world.David’s original musical background is in folk and bluegrass... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

Trivia Mondays
Everyone’s favorite fountain of barbershop knowledge, Patrick McAlexander, will host three nights of fun and knowledge. Come pit your barbertrivia expertise against the master each Monday of VHU!

Faculty
avatar for Patrick McAlexander

Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →


Monday July 19, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Tuesday, July 20
 

3:00pm CDT

Leadership Seminar (1/6)
Section Topic: Best Practices for Leaders. We want our organizations to thrive and grow, not merely survive. There are 5 Best Leadership Practices for thriving organizations: possessing a driving passion to realize a vision, cultivating relationships built on trust, unleashing the motivation of members, acting as a social architect, and building relationships from a foundation of positive intentions.

Join the best leadership educators in the Barbershop Harmony Society as they share how you can develop yourself to be the best leader possible for your chapter and/or district. These 110 minute sessions will include discussion, exercises and application to the real world situations you are asked to lead. The topics have take-away participant workbooks for your future reference.

Faculty
avatar for Rob Macdonald

Rob Macdonald

Lead Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Rob Macdonald is a 40-year member with BHS, he is a founding member of his chapter and served multi-years as chapter President, Secretary and Music VP. Rob was EVG's District President 2015-16, served 7 years on the Board and now is Director of Events for the EVG District.Rob joined... Read More →


Tuesday July 20, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Director Seminar (1/6)
The Director Seminar will be a combination of demonstrations, explanations, coaching under glass, panel discussion, and small group lessons. Seminar faculty will cover a variety of topics such as rehearsals, repertoire, gesture, choral sound, score study, contests and competition, shows, and more! Come hone your conducting skills with the finest directors in barbershop.

Faculty
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong

Faculty, Arranging
Steve has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1976, joining the Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen when he was just 13 years of age. He has directed several choruses in international competitions and after serving for 20 years as front line director of the Toronto Northern... Read More →
avatar for Katy Dane

Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →
avatar for Glenda Lloyd

Glenda Lloyd

Faculty, Arranging & Directing
Glenda Lloyd has been an enthusiastic barbershopper for 30 years. She first discovered barbershop in a mixed chorus, then began her own Sweet Adeline chorus a year later. She is the Master Director of Brindabella Chorus who were the 2017 International MidSize (31-60 voices) Chorus... Read More →
avatar for Rob Mance

Rob Mance

Faculty, Directing
Robert Mance has been the artistic director of BHS medalist chorus Central Standard since 2011. In 2016, Robert became the founding artistic director of SAI international chorus competitor Vocal Standard.Robert has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Murray

Charlotte Murray

Faculty, Coaching
Charlotte Murray has been a registered Performance Judge since 2019. She co-founded Vocal FX Chorus in 2003. Under her directorship the chorus has travelled to International and has placed in the top 10 on numerous occasions. Charlotte is a High School Music Educator from Wellington... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Sides

Stuart Sides

Faculty, Performing Arts
Stuart is a vocal and performance coach based in the Netherlands. He is a professional chorus & choir director, a coach for choruses and quartets, singing teacher and a quartet singer with numerous national and European medals and championships. Stuart is also a regular faculty member... Read More →
avatar for Drew Wheaton

Drew Wheaton

Faculty, Director Seminar
Drew Wheaton has been a barbershop musician for over 25 years and has performed in, directed, and coached various barbershop, choral and a cappella ensembles, including directing the award-winning Thoroughbreds from 2012 to 2021. Drew is the tenor of the 2016 International Quartet... Read More →


Tuesday July 20, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Applied Vocal Instruction Seminar (1/6)

This Seminar in Applied Vocal Instruction provides training for chorus directors, section leaders, and others who want to empower singers through individualized instruction. In Week 1, Rob Mance will explain how to identify the most common vocal inefficiencies and how to offer solutions, using teaching techniques that put singers at ease and promote a joyful, optimistic growth mindset. In Week 2, participants will practice giving and receiving PVIs (personal vocal instruction) in breakout sessions under the supervision of a Master Coach. Participants have the option to register as either Observers (who receive PVIs) or Apprentices (who give and receive PVIs).

Faculty
avatar for Rob Mance

Rob Mance

Faculty, Directing
Robert Mance has been the artistic director of BHS medalist chorus Central Standard since 2011. In 2016, Robert became the founding artistic director of SAI international chorus competitor Vocal Standard.Robert has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Davies

Elizabeth Davies

Faculty
Elizabeth Davies is the director of Sound Harmony Chorus (SAI) in Seattle, Washington and the co-director, with Melanie McGuire, of the Seattle SeaChordsmen (BHS). She sang lead in the 2018 Region 13 champion quartet, LiftOff, and currently sings tenor in a mixed BHS quartet, Impact... Read More →
avatar for Kim Newcomb

Kim Newcomb

Section Leader, Music Educator
Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music... Read More →
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Colosimo

Anthony Colosimo

Faculty, Coaching
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). He earned... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Philip Grant

Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →
avatar for Nicky McGrath

Nicky McGrath

Faculty
Nicky McGrath (MMusS, BCI) is a vocal pedagogue and performer specialising in contemporary voice. Her teaching philosophy is equal parts joy and science, grounded in free, efficient, sustainable voice use. Nicky works with healthy and injured voices in her private voice studio, coaches... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Workman

Timothy Workman

Faculty, Directing
Dr. Timothy Workman is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he teaches choral conducting, private voice, and vocal pedagogy. He also conducts the UAFS Leonis Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus. Dr. Workman is the director... Read More →


Tuesday July 20, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

Tag Tuesdays
We have three stellar tag teachers each Tuesday evening of VHU. On July 20th, come get your tag singing fix with Drew Wheaton.

Faculty
avatar for Drew Wheaton

Drew Wheaton

Faculty, Director Seminar
Drew Wheaton has been a barbershop musician for over 25 years and has performed in, directed, and coached various barbershop, choral and a cappella ensembles, including directing the award-winning Thoroughbreds from 2012 to 2021. Drew is the tenor of the 2016 International Quartet... Read More →


Tuesday July 20, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Wednesday, July 21
 

3:00pm CDT

Music Educator Seminar (2/6)
For music educators or future music educators (juniors or seniors in college) who want to learn more about how to use barbershop in the choral classroom. Topics include: how to use the barbershop style in the classroom, performance practices, vocabulary, style differences, etc., with content specifically for middle and high school teachers, our world-class faculty will show they have been successful in their own music classrooms using barbershop to great success. This seminar is eligible for graduate credit or continuing education units.

Faculty
avatar for Debbie Cleveland

Debbie Cleveland

Faculty, Music Education Seminar
Debbie Cleveland has been a Public School Choral Music Educator for 35 years, and was named the 2018 NAfME/BHS National Music Educator of the Year. Her choirs at Gaither High School are consistently rated "Superior" and are selected to perform at EPCOT's Candlelight Processional as... Read More →
avatar for Katy Dane

Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (2/6)

Faculty
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →
avatar for Brent Graham

Brent Graham

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brent Graham is one of the most respected arrangers and coaches in Barbershop. He has arranged over 200 songs in the style, and those arrangements have been sung by a wide variety of vocal ensembles including Gold medal quartets and choruses. He has coached men’s and women’s ensembles... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (2/6)

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Dr. Jeff Taylor didn’t start learning music until high school, but somehow he eventually earned a doctorate in choral conducting at Arizona State U. as a student of Dr. Greg Lyne. He has judged over a hundred choral and barbershop contests and taught at schools in New Zealand, Australia... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (2/6)
Faculty
avatar for Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Faculty
Adam is a longtime barbershopper and arranger. He has arranged for a wide variety of vocal groups including many prominent BHS and SAI quartets and choruses and is one of the founders of the Gotham Arrangers Lab. He earned his Bachelors in Music Composition in St. Louis before moving... Read More →
avatar for Ben McDaniel

Ben McDaniel

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Ben McDaniel has been a barbershopper since 2002. He is currently the director of two BHS choruses in the Atlanta area: Stone Mountain Chorus and Big Chicken Chorus. He has sung tenor, lead, and baritone in several choruses and quartets over the years, and has written arrangements... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (2/6)

Faculty
avatar for Boo de Bruin

Boo de Bruin

Faculty
Having grown up in the English choral tradition, and subsequently discovered a love for musical theatre, Boo finally encountered barbershop during her postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. She sang with and latterly directed The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers... Read More →
avatar for Alexander de Bruin

Alexander de Bruin

Faculty
Alex has been singing barbershop music since high school, and was an inaugural member of The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers (TUBBS). He entered the world of "real" barbershop in 2009, following a workshop run for TUBBS by the Great Western Chorus of Bristol (GWC). With GWC... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (2/6)

Faculty
avatar for Anthony Bartholomew

Anthony Bartholomew

Faculty, Arranging
Anthony has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2005, and a certified Music judge since 2013, where he has also served on the Board of Review. He got his start singing with, and later directing, the El Paso Border Chorders (1964 international SPEBSQSA chorus champions... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (2/6)

Faculty
avatar for Brian Mastrull

Brian Mastrull

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brian Mastrull is a 20-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  He joined the society at the ripe age of 11 to sing with his dad in the Brothers in Harmony Chorus and is now currently serving as the chapter’s Musical Director.  He is an International quartet competitor... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins

Faculty
Rob Hopkins was inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2017. A member since 1976, Rob served as Society President in 2004-05. He has been a judge for 26 years, first in Arrangement, then Music, and currently Administrative Judge. He served as C&J Committee Chairman when the... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (2/6)

Faculty
avatar for Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Adam Scott owns a private music studio in Nashville. He holds a M.M. in choral conducting and a B.A. in music composition. Previous to this he worked as music educator and editor of music publications for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has collaborated with composers and arrangers... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (2/6)

Faculty
avatar for Patrick McAlexander

Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Introduction to Arranging (2/6)

Faculty
avatar for Glenda Lloyd

Glenda Lloyd

Faculty, Arranging & Directing
Glenda Lloyd has been an enthusiastic barbershopper for 30 years. She first discovered barbershop in a mixed chorus, then began her own Sweet Adeline chorus a year later. She is the Master Director of Brindabella Chorus who were the 2017 International MidSize (31-60 voices) Chorus... Read More →
avatar for Larry Triplett

Larry Triplett

Faculty
I've been a barbershopper since leaving high school, and started arranging about that time. After receiving my B.A. and M.A. in music education at UCLA, I taught high school band and choir for 5 years before a career shift into the business world. But that didn't stop the music. I've... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Master Class (2/6)
Faculty
avatar for Kevin Keller

Kevin Keller

Faculty
A society member since 1978, Kevin has belonged to several choruses, including the Vocal Majority and Ambassadors of Harmony. Kevin sang baritone with Cheers!, 2003 6th place International Finalists, arranging most of their repertoire. He has sung in numerous other quartets, including... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Performing Seminar (2/6)
Through interviews, discussion, workshops, and presentations, this seminar will feature working actors, performers, producers, coaches, and singers sharing how participants can take their performances to the next level, making even stronger connections to each other, their audience, and themselves.

Moderators
avatar for Cy Wood

Cy Wood

Lead Faculty, Performing Seminar
Cy grew up as a third-generation barbershopper. He officially joined the society at 15 years old and sang with The Gateway Chorus in Pocatello, Idaho. Currently, Cy sings bass in Half and Half Quartet, and he also sings baritone with Southern Gateway Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio where... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Blair Brown

Blair Brown

Blair Brown is a professional singer and certified yoga instructor based in Fort Myers, Florida. In 2013, she earned a BA in Music from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she studied with barbershop icon, Dr. Jim Henry. In 2018 she became a Certified Yoga instructor at the... Read More →
avatar for Will Lagos

Will Lagos

Coach, Performing Arts
Will Lagos is the current performance director and in-house performance coach for The Westminster Chorus. A 15-year barbershopper, Will has earned the chorus gold medal alongside his Westminster brothers in 2010, 2015, and most recently in 2019 when he served on the visual and choreography... Read More →
avatar for David McEachern

David McEachern

Faculty, Performing Seminar
David has been involved in Barbershop music for a few decades. He is a performer, Performance Judge and coach.He is involved in creating performance packages as well as coaching many choruses and quartets around the world.David’s original musical background is in folk and bluegrass... Read More →


Wednesday July 21, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, July 22
 

3:00pm CDT

Leadership Seminar (2/6)
Section Topic: Empowering Volunteers Using Great Delegation. One of the most important skills of a leader is the ability to empower volunteers. Learn about the volunteer levels of participation, three ways to motivate volunteer members and six "contracts" of delegation. Great delegation supports the organization's purpose and empowers people.

Join the best leadership educators in the Barbershop Harmony Society as they share how you can develop yourself to be the best leader possible for your chapter and/or district. These 110 minute sessions will include discussion, exercises and application to the real world situations you are asked to lead. The topics have take-away participant workbooks for your future reference.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Macdonald

Rob Macdonald

Lead Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Rob Macdonald is a 40-year member with BHS, he is a founding member of his chapter and served multi-years as chapter President, Secretary and Music VP. Rob was EVG's District President 2015-16, served 7 years on the Board and now is Director of Events for the EVG District.Rob joined... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Bill Hickman

Bill Hickman

Faculty
Bill Hickman is Executive Vice President ofthe Evergreen District of BHS and a certified Leadership Facilitator for the Barbershop Harmony Society. As the son of a professional musician Bill always had music in his life, but his barbershop journey didn’t begin until 1980 at a guest... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Director Seminar (2/6)
The Director Seminar will be a combination of demonstrations, explanations, coaching under glass, panel discussion, and small group lessons. Seminar faculty will cover a variety of topics such as rehearsals, repertoire, gesture, choral sound, score study, contests and competition, shows, and more! Come hone your conducting skills with the finest directors in barbershop.

Moderators
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Timothy Workman

Timothy Workman

Faculty, Directing
Dr. Timothy Workman is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he teaches choral conducting, private voice, and vocal pedagogy. He also conducts the UAFS Leonis Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus. Dr. Workman is the director... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Applied Vocal Instruction Seminar (2/6)

This Seminar in Applied Vocal Instruction provides training for chorus directors, section leaders, and others who want to empower singers through individualized instruction. In Week 1, Rob Mance will explain how to identify the most common vocal inefficiencies and how to offer solutions, using teaching techniques that put singers at ease and promote a joyful, optimistic growth mindset. In Week 2, participants will practice giving and receiving PVIs (personal vocal instruction) in breakout sessions under the supervision of a Master Coach. Participants have the option to register as either Observers (who receive PVIs) or Apprentices (who give and receive PVIs).

Faculty
avatar for Rob Mance

Rob Mance

Faculty, Directing
Robert Mance has been the artistic director of BHS medalist chorus Central Standard since 2011. In 2016, Robert became the founding artistic director of SAI international chorus competitor Vocal Standard.Robert has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Davies

Elizabeth Davies

Faculty
Elizabeth Davies is the director of Sound Harmony Chorus (SAI) in Seattle, Washington and the co-director, with Melanie McGuire, of the Seattle SeaChordsmen (BHS). She sang lead in the 2018 Region 13 champion quartet, LiftOff, and currently sings tenor in a mixed BHS quartet, Impact... Read More →
avatar for Kim Newcomb

Kim Newcomb

Section Leader, Music Educator
Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music... Read More →
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Colosimo

Anthony Colosimo

Faculty, Coaching
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). He earned... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Philip Grant

Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →
avatar for Nicky McGrath

Nicky McGrath

Faculty
Nicky McGrath (MMusS, BCI) is a vocal pedagogue and performer specialising in contemporary voice. Her teaching philosophy is equal parts joy and science, grounded in free, efficient, sustainable voice use. Nicky works with healthy and injured voices in her private voice studio, coaches... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Workman

Timothy Workman

Faculty, Directing
Dr. Timothy Workman is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he teaches choral conducting, private voice, and vocal pedagogy. He also conducts the UAFS Leonis Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus. Dr. Workman is the director... Read More →


Thursday July 22, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

From the Vault
This From the Vault session will feature 4 Voices singing a concert at Kenosha Wisconsin just after their 2005 International quartet contest gold medal win. Special guest hosts Chad and Dustin Guyton.

Faculty
avatar for Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Thursday July 22, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Friday, July 23
 

3:00pm CDT

Music Educator Seminar (3/6)
For music educators or future music educators (juniors or seniors in college) who want to learn more about how to use barbershop in the choral classroom. Topics include: how to use the barbershop style in the classroom, performance practices, vocabulary, style differences, etc., with content specifically for middle and high school teachers, our world-class faculty will show they have been successful in their own music classrooms using barbershop to great success. This seminar is eligible for graduate credit or continuing education units.

Faculty
avatar for Debbie Cleveland

Debbie Cleveland

Faculty, Music Education Seminar
Debbie Cleveland has been a Public School Choral Music Educator for 35 years, and was named the 2018 NAfME/BHS National Music Educator of the Year. Her choirs at Gaither High School are consistently rated "Superior" and are selected to perform at EPCOT's Candlelight Processional as... Read More →
avatar for Katy Dane

Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (3/6)

Faculty
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →
avatar for Brent Graham

Brent Graham

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brent Graham is one of the most respected arrangers and coaches in Barbershop. He has arranged over 200 songs in the style, and those arrangements have been sung by a wide variety of vocal ensembles including Gold medal quartets and choruses. He has coached men’s and women’s ensembles... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (3/6)

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Dr. Jeff Taylor didn’t start learning music until high school, but somehow he eventually earned a doctorate in choral conducting at Arizona State U. as a student of Dr. Greg Lyne. He has judged over a hundred choral and barbershop contests and taught at schools in New Zealand, Australia... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (3/6)

Faculty
avatar for Boo de Bruin

Boo de Bruin

Faculty
Having grown up in the English choral tradition, and subsequently discovered a love for musical theatre, Boo finally encountered barbershop during her postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. She sang with and latterly directed The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers... Read More →
avatar for Alexander de Bruin

Alexander de Bruin

Faculty
Alex has been singing barbershop music since high school, and was an inaugural member of The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers (TUBBS). He entered the world of "real" barbershop in 2009, following a workshop run for TUBBS by the Great Western Chorus of Bristol (GWC). With GWC... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (3/6)
Faculty
avatar for Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Faculty
Adam is a longtime barbershopper and arranger. He has arranged for a wide variety of vocal groups including many prominent BHS and SAI quartets and choruses and is one of the founders of the Gotham Arrangers Lab. He earned his Bachelors in Music Composition in St. Louis before moving... Read More →
avatar for Ben McDaniel

Ben McDaniel

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Ben McDaniel has been a barbershopper since 2002. He is currently the director of two BHS choruses in the Atlanta area: Stone Mountain Chorus and Big Chicken Chorus. He has sung tenor, lead, and baritone in several choruses and quartets over the years, and has written arrangements... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (3/6)

Faculty
avatar for Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Adam Scott owns a private music studio in Nashville. He holds a M.M. in choral conducting and a B.A. in music composition. Previous to this he worked as music educator and editor of music publications for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has collaborated with composers and arrangers... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (3/6)

Faculty
avatar for Anthony Bartholomew

Anthony Bartholomew

Faculty, Arranging
Anthony has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2005, and a certified Music judge since 2013, where he has also served on the Board of Review. He got his start singing with, and later directing, the El Paso Border Chorders (1964 international SPEBSQSA chorus champions... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (3/6)

Faculty
avatar for Patrick McAlexander

Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (3/6)

Faculty
avatar for Brian Mastrull

Brian Mastrull

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brian Mastrull is a 20-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  He joined the society at the ripe age of 11 to sing with his dad in the Brothers in Harmony Chorus and is now currently serving as the chapter’s Musical Director.  He is an International quartet competitor... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins

Faculty
Rob Hopkins was inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2017. A member since 1976, Rob served as Society President in 2004-05. He has been a judge for 26 years, first in Arrangement, then Music, and currently Administrative Judge. He served as C&J Committee Chairman when the... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Introduction to Arranging (3/6)

Faculty
avatar for Glenda Lloyd

Glenda Lloyd

Faculty, Arranging & Directing
Glenda Lloyd has been an enthusiastic barbershopper for 30 years. She first discovered barbershop in a mixed chorus, then began her own Sweet Adeline chorus a year later. She is the Master Director of Brindabella Chorus who were the 2017 International MidSize (31-60 voices) Chorus... Read More →
avatar for Larry Triplett

Larry Triplett

Faculty
I've been a barbershopper since leaving high school, and started arranging about that time. After receiving my B.A. and M.A. in music education at UCLA, I taught high school band and choir for 5 years before a career shift into the business world. But that didn't stop the music. I've... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Master Class (3/6)
Faculty
avatar for Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong

Faculty, Arranging
Steve has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1976, joining the Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen when he was just 13 years of age. He has directed several choruses in international competitions and after serving for 20 years as front line director of the Toronto Northern... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Performing Seminar (3/6)
Through interviews, discussion, workshops, and presentations, this seminar will feature working actors, performers, producers, coaches, and singers sharing how participants can take their performances to the next level, making even stronger connections to each other, their audience, and themselves.

Moderators
avatar for Cy Wood

Cy Wood

Lead Faculty, Performing Seminar
Cy grew up as a third-generation barbershopper. He officially joined the society at 15 years old and sang with The Gateway Chorus in Pocatello, Idaho. Currently, Cy sings bass in Half and Half Quartet, and he also sings baritone with Southern Gateway Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio where... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Blair Brown

Blair Brown

Blair Brown is a professional singer and certified yoga instructor based in Fort Myers, Florida. In 2013, she earned a BA in Music from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she studied with barbershop icon, Dr. Jim Henry. In 2018 she became a Certified Yoga instructor at the... Read More →
avatar for Will Lagos

Will Lagos

Coach, Performing Arts
Will Lagos is the current performance director and in-house performance coach for The Westminster Chorus. A 15-year barbershopper, Will has earned the chorus gold medal alongside his Westminster brothers in 2010, 2015, and most recently in 2019 when he served on the visual and choreography... Read More →
avatar for David McEachern

David McEachern

Faculty, Performing Seminar
David has been involved in Barbershop music for a few decades. He is a performer, Performance Judge and coach.He is involved in creating performance packages as well as coaching many choruses and quartets around the world.David’s original musical background is in folk and bluegrass... Read More →


Friday July 23, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

From the Vault
Join us to watch one of the most inspirational keynotes given, by Cory Hunt at the 2016 BHS Midwinter Convention in Reno, NV.

Faculty
avatar for Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Friday July 23, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Saturday, July 24
 

11:00am CDT

Quartet Coaching - Session 1
For those quartets that are able to gather together, Virtual Harmony University offers three sessions with an international-calibre coach for two hours on three successive Saturdays: July, 24, 31, and August 7.

Each session is with a different coach, allowing you to work with Singing, Music, AND Performance experts.

You will be able to choose from a list of coaches (subject to availability) and communicate directly with them to build a rapport and establish goals ahead of time. This will allow for your virtual coaching sessions to be filled with wonderful coaching experiences.

Faculty
avatar for Jill Rodgers

Jill Rodgers

Dean, Coaching
Jill is the National Education Coordinator for BHNZ in New Zealand and directs the men's chorus Mighty River Harmony in Hamilton. She also sings in one of New Zealand's top women's quartet Unlimited. Jill is passionate about sharing her experiences and knowledge with aspiring coaches... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 11:00am - 12:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Humour In Rehearsals
An effective approach to reaching a wider audience is to sprinkle humour into your rehearsals. Join Dr. Liz Garnett as she shares the wit and wisdom obtained over a successful career of teaching and directing.

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Liz Garnett

Dr. Liz Garnett

Faculty, Electives
Dr Liz Garnett is a musicologist, choral clinician and close-harmony arranger. Her research focuses on music and social values, and her publications include two books, The British Barbershopper: A Study in Socio-Musical Values (2005) and Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Panel: Best Practices in Singing Teaching
What is the best approach to successful, healthy singing? A lot has been taught in the last century regarding singing, particularly as it is done in barbershop. Join this panel and ask them all the singing-related questions you have to help you become more confident and efficient, and to enjoy your hobby even more.

Moderators
avatar for Nathan Ogg

Nathan Ogg

Coach, Performing Arts
Nathan is an experienced choral professional that has been singing barbershop since 2000 when his high school quartet was fostered by a local barbershop chapter He is the lead singer of Harmonic Thunder (2018 Johnny Appleseed District Champion quartet and 2022 International semi-finalist... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Peter Cunningham

Peter Cunningham

Faculty
Peter Cunningham is a Teaching Assistant and pursuing his Masters in Choral Conducting at The Pennsylvania State University. Before pursuing graduate work, he taught at James Madison High School in San Antonio, TX for 7 years. Classically, he has performed all over the US and in Europe... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Philip Grant

Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →
avatar for Kerstin Greaves

Kerstin Greaves

Nach dem Abiturabschluss am Musikgymnasium G. E. Lessing in Hoyerswerda studierte Kerstin Musik und Germanistik an der Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig. Sie wechselte zur Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin und führte gleichzeitig ihre klassische Gesangsausbildung an der Semperoper in... Read More →
avatar for Nicky McGrath

Nicky McGrath

Faculty
Nicky McGrath (MMusS, BCI) is a vocal pedagogue and performer specialising in contemporary voice. Her teaching philosophy is equal parts joy and science, grounded in free, efficient, sustainable voice use. Nicky works with healthy and injured voices in her private voice studio, coaches... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Sides

Stuart Sides

Faculty, Performing Arts
Stuart is a vocal and performance coach based in the Netherlands. He is a professional chorus & choir director, a coach for choruses and quartets, singing teacher and a quartet singer with numerous national and European medals and championships. Stuart is also a regular faculty member... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Roundtable: Female Directors of BHS Choruses
What is it like to be a woman and a chorus director of BHS choruses? Four talented directors share their insights and experiences and invite questions from participants.

Faculty
avatar for Katy Dane

Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Davies

Elizabeth Davies

Faculty
Elizabeth Davies is the director of Sound Harmony Chorus (SAI) in Seattle, Washington and the co-director, with Melanie McGuire, of the Seattle SeaChordsmen (BHS). She sang lead in the 2018 Region 13 champion quartet, LiftOff, and currently sings tenor in a mixed BHS quartet, Impact... Read More →
avatar for Katie Macdonald

Katie Macdonald

Faculty
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Katie grew up performing in musical theater, jazz, and opera throughout high school and college. She majored in Music with a minor in Business from Towson University and pursued a career in Arts Administration. She serves the Barbershop Harmony Society... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Murray

Charlotte Murray

Faculty, Coaching
Charlotte Murray has been a registered Performance Judge since 2019. She co-founded Vocal FX Chorus in 2003. Under her directorship the chorus has travelled to International and has placed in the top 10 on numerous occasions. Charlotte is a High School Music Educator from Wellington... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Setting Up Your Chorus For Syncrhonous Online Rehearsals with Jamulus
Laura Mardones is a seasoned pro in setting up and helping others be successful in their synchronous virtual rehearsals and performances. She'lll talk about how to prep your chorus for online rehearsals by exploring:
* inventory of members: wired network, computer access and tech knowledge/ability
* installing software for Mac and Windows PC:
- Jamulus
- ASIO4All
- Reaper and ReaRoute (for tech team)
* Setting up sound
- ASIO4All for individual sound into Jamulus
- Reaper and ReaRoute for sending in tracks to Jamulus and Jamulus sound to Zoom (for tech team)
* understanding latency

NB: This is NOT a basic Jamulus training.

Faculty
avatar for Laura Mardones

Laura Mardones

Faculty, Electives
Laura has been a barbershopper for almost twenty years. For the past decade she has been a front row bass in Rönninge Show Chorus in Sweden. Other bbs experience includes singing bari for Northern Stars (mixed chorus) and lead/bass in various female and mixed quartets. Since April... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Wow That's Awesome! How We Can Learn Powerful Performances From Other Genres
As an arranging style, barbershop is drawn from many other genres. Those genres, in turn, have a lot to teach us about performance. Come learn from seasoned coaches and judges Joe Hunter and Marty Lovick as they share valuable insights to help your performance.

Faculty
avatar for Joe Hunter

Joe Hunter

Faculty
Joe is a born and raised New Yorker and has been singing and performing for as long as he can remember – and probably for quite some time prior to that.Joe is a founding member of the Big Apple Chorus and was the Musical Director from 2000-2013. He directed the Long Island Twin... Read More →
avatar for Marty Lovick

Marty Lovick

Faculty
A barbershopper since the age of 17, Marty is a Performance judge and coach who has practiced his craft all over the world, including 15 times on the International contest panel. He has been a judge since 1986. A coach of several International champions, Marty was the Category Specialist... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

Panel Discussion: Post-pandemic Rehearsal
The Post-Pandemic Rehearsal: A panel discussion of chorus leaders where they share lessons learned from a year of virtual rehearsals, both administrative and artistic. What are the permanent changes these leaders are going to make to their regular chapter meetings and rehearsals as we emerge from the pandemic? What changes might never have been made or even imagined if not for this virtual year? Come learn insights, ask questions, and share stories with these celebrated participants.

Moderators
avatar for Larry Bomback

Larry Bomback

Faculty
Larry Bomback is Senior VP of Administration at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. A former varsity gold medalist, he is the founder of four BHS choruses (including 2022 8th place chorus GOTHAM), and is the tenor of international finalist quartet 'Round Midnight. Larry... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Cooke

Jennifer Cooke

Faculty, Electives
Jen started singing barbershop at a young age with her mom, dad, and sister in Marion, Ohio. She brought this love of four-part harmony with her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she joined Sweet Adelines International (SA) in 2000. She has since joined BHS and Harmony, Inc. and remains... Read More →
avatar for Christian Hunter

Christian Hunter

Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Christian Hunter of Flemington, New Jersey, is a very active member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, often infusing his wit and light comedy to his performances and presentations far and wide. He has been a member of the BHS with the Hunterdon County, NJ chapter since 2007 serving... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Ogg

Nathan Ogg

Coach, Performing Arts
Nathan is an experienced choral professional that has been singing barbershop since 2000 when his high school quartet was fostered by a local barbershop chapter He is the lead singer of Harmonic Thunder (2018 Johnny Appleseed District Champion quartet and 2022 International semi-finalist... Read More →
avatar for Katie Macdonald

Katie Macdonald

Faculty
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Katie grew up performing in musical theater, jazz, and opera throughout high school and college. She majored in Music with a minor in Business from Towson University and pursued a career in Arts Administration. She serves the Barbershop Harmony Society... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

Reading Session: Ed Waesche Arrangements
Ed Waesche was a genius arranger in the barbershop style. His oeuvre is known to many and his songs have been sung by barbershoppers all over the world. David Wright will share some of Ed's best work and regale us with delight Ed stories.

Faculty
avatar for David Wright

David Wright

Faculty
David Wright, from St. Louis, Missouri, is a mathematician, professor, arranger, composer, director, coach, judge (since 1981), HU faculty member, historian, baritone, and member of the Barbershop Harmony Hall of Fame. He helped design the Music Category and served as its first Category... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

The Singing Actor (1/3)
A three-part series featuring master coach and teacher Theresa Weatherbee as she shares how successful singing performances are successful acting performances.

Faculty
avatar for Theresa Weatherbee

Theresa Weatherbee

Electives
Theresa Weatherbee is 40 year member of Harmony, Inc. and the current Performance Category Director. She also serves the Barbershop Harmony Society as a Performance Judge and Certified Musical Director. Theresa brings her world of musical theater training and stage experience into... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

How to Human
We are all experts at vocal expressiveness. Every day we use our voice to communicate expressively and with captivating vividness. But why do we often sound more expressive when we speak than when we sing? Where does expressiveness actually come from? In this course, we will discover natural tools for vocal expressiveness, tactics already unconsciously in use while speaking. Celebrated coach and PER judge candidate Stefanie Schmidt will explore the range of vocal tools for expression. She shares how we can employ those tools to generate more expressiveness when singing and come up with an effective rehearsal strategy for more expressive singing.

Faculty
avatar for Stefanie Schmidt

Stefanie Schmidt

Faculty
Stefanie Schmidt (she/her)Stef is a member of both BHS and BinG! (Barbershop in Germany). She has been involved in barbershop for just over a decade. Although she has sung Lead for years, her friends kept telling her she was actually “mentally a Baritone”. So in 2018 she gave... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 2:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

Show Me Your Overtones
Sounds are waves, but what does that mean? What are overtones? What do they look like and why are they important? This roundtable discussion will focus on visualizing your voice. We will talk about overtones and visualizing them in spectrograms. These are great, simple tools to learn about your voice and what happens when we sing together. Afterwards, Drs. Bitzer, Powell, and Dougherty will discuss questions and the benefits this technology provides for singing.

Faculty
avatar for Lucas Bitzer

Lucas Bitzer

Faculty
Barbershop and singing have been Lucas passion since his early youth, singing in several quartets and (classical) choruses, including the BinG! medalist chorus ""Heavy Medal"". He is honored to win the European Male Quartet Championship in 2013. Currently he sings with the 2018 BinG... Read More →
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Dr. Jay Dougherty

Faculty
Dr. Jay Dougherty is the Music Department Chair and the Director of Choral Activities at Marietta College in the Mid-Ohio Valley where he teaches all campus choral ensembles, choral methods, beginning conducting, and advanced choral conducting. Jay holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Lee Powell

Dr. Lee Powell

Faculty, Voice & Performance
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... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 2:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

3:00pm CDT

Leadership Seminar (3/6)
Section Topic: Leading Through the Unknown, part I. Guest faculty, Ric Keaster and Judy Rubin.

The intent of this class is to embed individual leadership disciplines and styles into programs and strategies moving forward and hopefully away from the pandemic. We will examine leadership responsibilities internal to the organization, external to membership and audiences and emotional concerns and possibilities of which leaders should be aware. As time permits we will examine the topic of leaders converting strategies to goals to ensure success.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Macdonald

Rob Macdonald

Lead Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Rob Macdonald is a 40-year member with BHS, he is a founding member of his chapter and served multi-years as chapter President, Secretary and Music VP. Rob was EVG's District President 2015-16, served 7 years on the Board and now is Director of Events for the EVG District.Rob joined... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Bev Greene

Bev Greene

Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Beverly Greene is a Certified Leadership Facilitator for BHS (Class of 2016), and currently is Dean of Leadership Academy for the Carolinas District, as well as Marketing VP for the Asheville Chapter. She has served on many advisory teams and groups within BHS, and holds a degree... Read More →
avatar for Steve Wysomierski

Steve Wysomierski

Faculty, Leadership
Steve Wyszomierski is a 47-year member of the Society. He has held numerous chapter and District offices in the Johnny Appleseed District. He served as JAD President in 2015-2016. Steve has been a member of the chapter officer training faculty for more than 25 years and currently... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Director Seminar (3/6)
The Director Seminar will be a combination of demonstrations, explanations, coaching under glass, panel discussion, and small group lessons. Seminar faculty will cover a variety of topics such as rehearsals, repertoire, gesture, choral sound, score study, contests and competition, shows, and more! Come hone your conducting skills with the finest directors in barbershop.

Moderators
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Jay Butterfield

Jay Butterfield

Dr. Jay Butterfield has been active in the Barbershop Harmony Society since joining the Vocal Majority as a teen. His service includes teaching in many districts -U.S. and Canada- as well as numerous schools in Europe and the UK. As the Musical Director (emeritus) of Parkside Harmony... Read More →
avatar for Joe Cerutti

Joe Cerutti

Faculty, Directing
Joe Cerutti has been the artistic director of the Alexandria Harmonizers since 2007, preparing them for an average of 20 performances a year, including multiple performances at the White House, the Supreme Court, Carnegie Hall, and major cities across North America and abroad. He... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Colosimo

Anthony Colosimo

Faculty, Coaching
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). He earned... Read More →
avatar for Justin Miller

Justin Miller

Faculty, Director Seminar
Justin Miller is a sought after Choral Conductor, Arranger, Clinician, and Adjudicator. He is the Musical Director of the Westminster Chorus where, under his leadership, has grown into an ensemble with a diverse repertoire while keeping its roots in Barbershop music. In 2009, Justin... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Applied Vocal Instruction Seminar (3/6)

This Seminar in Applied Vocal Instruction provides training for chorus directors, section leaders, and others who want to empower singers through individualized instruction. In Week 1, Rob Mance will explain how to identify the most common vocal inefficiencies and how to offer solutions, using teaching techniques that put singers at ease and promote a joyful, optimistic growth mindset. In Week 2, participants will practice giving and receiving PVIs (personal vocal instruction) in breakout sessions under the supervision of a Master Coach. Participants have the option to register as either Observers (who receive PVIs) or Apprentices (who give and receive PVIs).

Faculty
avatar for Rob Mance

Rob Mance

Faculty, Directing
Robert Mance has been the artistic director of BHS medalist chorus Central Standard since 2011. In 2016, Robert became the founding artistic director of SAI international chorus competitor Vocal Standard.Robert has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Davies

Elizabeth Davies

Faculty
Elizabeth Davies is the director of Sound Harmony Chorus (SAI) in Seattle, Washington and the co-director, with Melanie McGuire, of the Seattle SeaChordsmen (BHS). She sang lead in the 2018 Region 13 champion quartet, LiftOff, and currently sings tenor in a mixed BHS quartet, Impact... Read More →
avatar for Kim Newcomb

Kim Newcomb

Section Leader, Music Educator
Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music... Read More →
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Colosimo

Anthony Colosimo

Faculty, Coaching
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). He earned... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Philip Grant

Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →
avatar for Nicky McGrath

Nicky McGrath

Faculty
Nicky McGrath (MMusS, BCI) is a vocal pedagogue and performer specialising in contemporary voice. Her teaching philosophy is equal parts joy and science, grounded in free, efficient, sustainable voice use. Nicky works with healthy and injured voices in her private voice studio, coaches... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Workman

Timothy Workman

Faculty, Directing
Dr. Timothy Workman is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he teaches choral conducting, private voice, and vocal pedagogy. He also conducts the UAFS Leonis Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus. Dr. Workman is the director... Read More →


Saturday July 24, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

From the Vault
Join Joe Cerutti as he revisits his HU 2016 keynote address. He'll laugh and cry at the good parts with you and then update you on the growth of the Alexandria Harmonizers.

Faculty
avatar for Joe Cerutti

Joe Cerutti

Faculty, Directing
Joe Cerutti has been the artistic director of the Alexandria Harmonizers since 2007, preparing them for an average of 20 performances a year, including multiple performances at the White House, the Supreme Court, Carnegie Hall, and major cities across North America and abroad. He... Read More →
avatar for Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Saturday July 24, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Sunday, July 25
 

7:00pm CDT

General Session 2
A Harmony University legacy! General Sessions hearken to their HU counterparts and have warm-ups, tags, announcements, and more led by the world-class VHU faculty.

Faculty
avatar for Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Sunday July 25, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Monday, July 26
 

3:00pm CDT

Music Educator Seminar (4/6)
For music educators or future music educators (juniors or seniors in college) who want to learn more about how to use barbershop in the choral classroom. Topics include: how to use the barbershop style in the classroom, performance practices, vocabulary, style differences, etc., with content specifically for middle and high school teachers, our world-class faculty will show they have been successful in their own music classrooms using barbershop to great success. This seminar is eligible for graduate credit or continuing education units.

Faculty
avatar for Debbie Cleveland

Debbie Cleveland

Faculty, Music Education Seminar
Debbie Cleveland has been a Public School Choral Music Educator for 35 years, and was named the 2018 NAfME/BHS National Music Educator of the Year. Her choirs at Gaither High School are consistently rated "Superior" and are selected to perform at EPCOT's Candlelight Processional as... Read More →
avatar for Katy Dane

Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar (4/6)
This seminar will follow the life of an arrangement, from concept to completion. Each day will be a combination of either roundtable discussions or targeted lessons on key arranging topics as the process progresses, followed by small group breakout sessions with individual seminar faculty to hone arranging skills. We'll use a combination of the seminar arranging project and student's own works for review and feedback.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →

Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (4/6)

Faculty
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Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Dr. Jeff Taylor didn’t start learning music until high school, but somehow he eventually earned a doctorate in choral conducting at Arizona State U. as a student of Dr. Greg Lyne. He has judged over a hundred choral and barbershop contests and taught at schools in New Zealand, Australia... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (4/6)

Faculty
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →
avatar for Brent Graham

Brent Graham

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brent Graham is one of the most respected arrangers and coaches in Barbershop. He has arranged over 200 songs in the style, and those arrangements have been sung by a wide variety of vocal ensembles including Gold medal quartets and choruses. He has coached men’s and women’s ensembles... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (4/6)
Faculty
avatar for Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Faculty
Adam is a longtime barbershopper and arranger. He has arranged for a wide variety of vocal groups including many prominent BHS and SAI quartets and choruses and is one of the founders of the Gotham Arrangers Lab. He earned his Bachelors in Music Composition in St. Louis before moving... Read More →
avatar for Ben McDaniel

Ben McDaniel

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Ben McDaniel has been a barbershopper since 2002. He is currently the director of two BHS choruses in the Atlanta area: Stone Mountain Chorus and Big Chicken Chorus. He has sung tenor, lead, and baritone in several choruses and quartets over the years, and has written arrangements... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (4/6)

Faculty
avatar for Boo de Bruin

Boo de Bruin

Faculty
Having grown up in the English choral tradition, and subsequently discovered a love for musical theatre, Boo finally encountered barbershop during her postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. She sang with and latterly directed The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers... Read More →
avatar for Alexander de Bruin

Alexander de Bruin

Faculty
Alex has been singing barbershop music since high school, and was an inaugural member of The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers (TUBBS). He entered the world of "real" barbershop in 2009, following a workshop run for TUBBS by the Great Western Chorus of Bristol (GWC). With GWC... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (4/6)

Faculty
avatar for Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Adam Scott owns a private music studio in Nashville. He holds a M.M. in choral conducting and a B.A. in music composition. Previous to this he worked as music educator and editor of music publications for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has collaborated with composers and arrangers... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (4/6)

Faculty
avatar for Brian Mastrull

Brian Mastrull

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brian Mastrull is a 20-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  He joined the society at the ripe age of 11 to sing with his dad in the Brothers in Harmony Chorus and is now currently serving as the chapter’s Musical Director.  He is an International quartet competitor... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins

Faculty
Rob Hopkins was inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2017. A member since 1976, Rob served as Society President in 2004-05. He has been a judge for 26 years, first in Arrangement, then Music, and currently Administrative Judge. He served as C&J Committee Chairman when the... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (4/6)

Faculty
avatar for Anthony Bartholomew

Anthony Bartholomew

Faculty, Arranging
Anthony has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2005, and a certified Music judge since 2013, where he has also served on the Board of Review. He got his start singing with, and later directing, the El Paso Border Chorders (1964 international SPEBSQSA chorus champions... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (4/6)

Faculty
avatar for Patrick McAlexander

Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Introduction to Arranging (4/6)

Faculty
avatar for Glenda Lloyd

Glenda Lloyd

Faculty, Arranging & Directing
Glenda Lloyd has been an enthusiastic barbershopper for 30 years. She first discovered barbershop in a mixed chorus, then began her own Sweet Adeline chorus a year later. She is the Master Director of Brindabella Chorus who were the 2017 International MidSize (31-60 voices) Chorus... Read More →
avatar for Larry Triplett

Larry Triplett

Faculty
I've been a barbershopper since leaving high school, and started arranging about that time. After receiving my B.A. and M.A. in music education at UCLA, I taught high school band and choir for 5 years before a career shift into the business world. But that didn't stop the music. I've... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Master Class (4/6)
Faculty
avatar for David Wright

David Wright

Faculty
David Wright, from St. Louis, Missouri, is a mathematician, professor, arranger, composer, director, coach, judge (since 1981), HU faculty member, historian, baritone, and member of the Barbershop Harmony Hall of Fame. He helped design the Music Category and served as its first Category... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Performing Seminar (4/6)
Through interviews, discussion, workshops, and presentations, this seminar will feature working actors, performers, producers, coaches, and singers sharing how participants can take their performances to the next level, making even stronger connections to each other, their audience, and themselves.

Moderators
avatar for Cy Wood

Cy Wood

Lead Faculty, Performing Seminar
Cy grew up as a third-generation barbershopper. He officially joined the society at 15 years old and sang with The Gateway Chorus in Pocatello, Idaho. Currently, Cy sings bass in Half and Half Quartet, and he also sings baritone with Southern Gateway Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio where... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Blair Brown

Blair Brown

Blair Brown is a professional singer and certified yoga instructor based in Fort Myers, Florida. In 2013, she earned a BA in Music from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she studied with barbershop icon, Dr. Jim Henry. In 2018 she became a Certified Yoga instructor at the... Read More →
avatar for Will Lagos

Will Lagos

Coach, Performing Arts
Will Lagos is the current performance director and in-house performance coach for The Westminster Chorus. A 15-year barbershopper, Will has earned the chorus gold medal alongside his Westminster brothers in 2010, 2015, and most recently in 2019 when he served on the visual and choreography... Read More →
avatar for David McEachern

David McEachern

Faculty, Performing Seminar
David has been involved in Barbershop music for a few decades. He is a performer, Performance Judge and coach.He is involved in creating performance packages as well as coaching many choruses and quartets around the world.David’s original musical background is in folk and bluegrass... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

Trivia Mondays
Everyone’s favorite fountain of barbershop knowledge, Patrick McAlexander, will host three nights of fun and knowledge. Come pit your barbertrivia expertise against the master each Monday of VHU!

Faculty
avatar for Patrick McAlexander

Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →


Monday July 26, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Tuesday, July 27
 

3:00pm CDT

Leadership Seminar (4/6)
Section Topic: Leading Through the Unknown, part II. Guest faculty, Ric Keaster and Judy Rubin.

The intent of this class is to embed individual leadership disciplines and styles into programs and strategies moving forward and hopefully away from the pandemic. We will examine leadership responsibilities internal to the organization, external to membership and audiences and emotional concerns and possibilities of which leaders should be aware. As time permits we will examine the topic of leaders converting strategies to goals to ensure success.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Macdonald

Rob Macdonald

Lead Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Rob Macdonald is a 40-year member with BHS, he is a founding member of his chapter and served multi-years as chapter President, Secretary and Music VP. Rob was EVG's District President 2015-16, served 7 years on the Board and now is Director of Events for the EVG District.Rob joined... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Bev Greene

Bev Greene

Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Beverly Greene is a Certified Leadership Facilitator for BHS (Class of 2016), and currently is Dean of Leadership Academy for the Carolinas District, as well as Marketing VP for the Asheville Chapter. She has served on many advisory teams and groups within BHS, and holds a degree... Read More →
avatar for Steve Wysomierski

Steve Wysomierski

Faculty, Leadership
Steve Wyszomierski is a 47-year member of the Society. He has held numerous chapter and District offices in the Johnny Appleseed District. He served as JAD President in 2015-2016. Steve has been a member of the chapter officer training faculty for more than 25 years and currently... Read More →


Tuesday July 27, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Director Seminar (4/6)
The Director Seminar will be a combination of demonstrations, explanations, coaching under glass, panel discussion, and small group lessons. Seminar faculty will cover a variety of topics such as rehearsals, repertoire, gesture, choral sound, score study, contests and competition, shows, and more! Come hone your conducting skills with the finest directors in barbershop.

Moderators
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Drew Wheaton

Drew Wheaton

Faculty, Director Seminar
Drew Wheaton has been a barbershop musician for over 25 years and has performed in, directed, and coached various barbershop, choral and a cappella ensembles, including directing the award-winning Thoroughbreds from 2012 to 2021. Drew is the tenor of the 2016 International Quartet... Read More →
avatar for Jay Butterfield

Jay Butterfield

Dr. Jay Butterfield has been active in the Barbershop Harmony Society since joining the Vocal Majority as a teen. His service includes teaching in many districts -U.S. and Canada- as well as numerous schools in Europe and the UK. As the Musical Director (emeritus) of Parkside Harmony... Read More →
avatar for Joe Cerutti

Joe Cerutti

Faculty, Directing
Joe Cerutti has been the artistic director of the Alexandria Harmonizers since 2007, preparing them for an average of 20 performances a year, including multiple performances at the White House, the Supreme Court, Carnegie Hall, and major cities across North America and abroad. He... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Colosimo

Anthony Colosimo

Faculty, Coaching
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). He earned... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Jeffreys

Shannon Jeffreys

Faculty, Director Seminar
Dr. Shannon Jeffreys is Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Her focus is the Southern Chorale, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education curriculums, along with directing Southern Gentry... Read More →
avatar for Rich Lapp

Rich Lapp

Faculty, Director Seminar
I was born into a very musical family. At age 17, my father, two younger brothers and I joined the Pomona Valley Carousel Chorus (BHS) in Southern California. I quickly moved into musical leadership positions. I continued to sing with the chorus while I earned my BA in music education... Read More →
avatar for Rob Mance

Rob Mance

Faculty, Directing
Robert Mance has been the artistic director of BHS medalist chorus Central Standard since 2011. In 2016, Robert became the founding artistic director of SAI international chorus competitor Vocal Standard.Robert has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting... Read More →
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Justin Miller

Faculty, Director Seminar
Justin Miller is a sought after Choral Conductor, Arranger, Clinician, and Adjudicator. He is the Musical Director of the Westminster Chorus where, under his leadership, has grown into an ensemble with a diverse repertoire while keeping its roots in Barbershop music. In 2009, Justin... Read More →
avatar for Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Adam Scott owns a private music studio in Nashville. He holds a M.M. in choral conducting and a B.A. in music composition. Previous to this he worked as music educator and editor of music publications for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has collaborated with composers and arrangers... Read More →
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Timothy Workman

Faculty, Directing
Dr. Timothy Workman is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he teaches choral conducting, private voice, and vocal pedagogy. He also conducts the UAFS Leonis Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus. Dr. Workman is the director... Read More →


Tuesday July 27, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Applied Vocal Instruction Seminar (4/6)

This Seminar in Applied Vocal Instruction provides training for chorus directors, section leaders, and others who want to empower singers through individualized instruction. In Week 1, Rob Mance will explain how to identify the most common vocal inefficiencies and how to offer solutions, using teaching techniques that put singers at ease and promote a joyful, optimistic growth mindset. In Week 2, participants will practice giving and receiving PVIs (personal vocal instruction) in breakout sessions under the supervision of a Master Coach. Participants have the option to register as either Observers (who receive PVIs) or Apprentices (who give and receive PVIs).

Faculty
avatar for Rob Mance

Rob Mance

Faculty, Directing
Robert Mance has been the artistic director of BHS medalist chorus Central Standard since 2011. In 2016, Robert became the founding artistic director of SAI international chorus competitor Vocal Standard.Robert has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Davies

Elizabeth Davies

Faculty
Elizabeth Davies is the director of Sound Harmony Chorus (SAI) in Seattle, Washington and the co-director, with Melanie McGuire, of the Seattle SeaChordsmen (BHS). She sang lead in the 2018 Region 13 champion quartet, LiftOff, and currently sings tenor in a mixed BHS quartet, Impact... Read More →
avatar for Kim Newcomb

Kim Newcomb

Section Leader, Music Educator
Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music... Read More →
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Colosimo

Anthony Colosimo

Faculty, Coaching
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). He earned... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Philip Grant

Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →
avatar for Nicky McGrath

Nicky McGrath

Faculty
Nicky McGrath (MMusS, BCI) is a vocal pedagogue and performer specialising in contemporary voice. Her teaching philosophy is equal parts joy and science, grounded in free, efficient, sustainable voice use. Nicky works with healthy and injured voices in her private voice studio, coaches... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Workman

Timothy Workman

Faculty, Directing
Dr. Timothy Workman is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he teaches choral conducting, private voice, and vocal pedagogy. He also conducts the UAFS Leonis Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus. Dr. Workman is the director... Read More →


Tuesday July 27, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

Tag Tuesdays
We have three stellar tag teachers each Tuesday evening of VHU. On July 27, come get your tag singing fix with Jen Cooke.

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Cooke

Jennifer Cooke

Faculty, Electives
Jen started singing barbershop at a young age with her mom, dad, and sister in Marion, Ohio. She brought this love of four-part harmony with her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she joined Sweet Adelines International (SA) in 2000. She has since joined BHS and Harmony, Inc. and remains... Read More →


Tuesday July 27, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Wednesday, July 28
 

3:00pm CDT

Music Educator Seminar (5/6)
For music educators or future music educators (juniors or seniors in college) who want to learn more about how to use barbershop in the choral classroom. Topics include: how to use the barbershop style in the classroom, performance practices, vocabulary, style differences, etc., with content specifically for middle and high school teachers, our world-class faculty will show they have been successful in their own music classrooms using barbershop to great success. This seminar is eligible for graduate credit or continuing education units.

Faculty
avatar for Katy Dane

Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →
avatar for Katie Macdonald

Katie Macdonald

Faculty
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Katie grew up performing in musical theater, jazz, and opera throughout high school and college. She majored in Music with a minor in Business from Towson University and pursued a career in Arts Administration. She serves the Barbershop Harmony Society... Read More →
avatar for Joe Cerutti

Joe Cerutti

Faculty, Directing
Joe Cerutti has been the artistic director of the Alexandria Harmonizers since 2007, preparing them for an average of 20 performances a year, including multiple performances at the White House, the Supreme Court, Carnegie Hall, and major cities across North America and abroad. He... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (5/6)

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Dr. Jeff Taylor didn’t start learning music until high school, but somehow he eventually earned a doctorate in choral conducting at Arizona State U. as a student of Dr. Greg Lyne. He has judged over a hundred choral and barbershop contests and taught at schools in New Zealand, Australia... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (5/6)

Faculty
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →
avatar for Brent Graham

Brent Graham

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brent Graham is one of the most respected arrangers and coaches in Barbershop. He has arranged over 200 songs in the style, and those arrangements have been sung by a wide variety of vocal ensembles including Gold medal quartets and choruses. He has coached men’s and women’s ensembles... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (5/6)
Faculty
avatar for Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Faculty
Adam is a longtime barbershopper and arranger. He has arranged for a wide variety of vocal groups including many prominent BHS and SAI quartets and choruses and is one of the founders of the Gotham Arrangers Lab. He earned his Bachelors in Music Composition in St. Louis before moving... Read More →
avatar for Ben McDaniel

Ben McDaniel

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Ben McDaniel has been a barbershopper since 2002. He is currently the director of two BHS choruses in the Atlanta area: Stone Mountain Chorus and Big Chicken Chorus. He has sung tenor, lead, and baritone in several choruses and quartets over the years, and has written arrangements... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (5/6)

Faculty
avatar for Boo de Bruin

Boo de Bruin

Faculty
Having grown up in the English choral tradition, and subsequently discovered a love for musical theatre, Boo finally encountered barbershop during her postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. She sang with and latterly directed The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers... Read More →
avatar for Alexander de Bruin

Alexander de Bruin

Faculty
Alex has been singing barbershop music since high school, and was an inaugural member of The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers (TUBBS). He entered the world of "real" barbershop in 2009, following a workshop run for TUBBS by the Great Western Chorus of Bristol (GWC). With GWC... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (5/6)

Faculty
avatar for Patrick McAlexander

Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (5/6)

Faculty
avatar for Anthony Bartholomew

Anthony Bartholomew

Faculty, Arranging
Anthony has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2005, and a certified Music judge since 2013, where he has also served on the Board of Review. He got his start singing with, and later directing, the El Paso Border Chorders (1964 international SPEBSQSA chorus champions... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (5/6)

Faculty
avatar for Brian Mastrull

Brian Mastrull

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brian Mastrull is a 20-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  He joined the society at the ripe age of 11 to sing with his dad in the Brothers in Harmony Chorus and is now currently serving as the chapter’s Musical Director.  He is an International quartet competitor... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins

Faculty
Rob Hopkins was inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2017. A member since 1976, Rob served as Society President in 2004-05. He has been a judge for 26 years, first in Arrangement, then Music, and currently Administrative Judge. He served as C&J Committee Chairman when the... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (5/6)

Faculty
avatar for Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Adam Scott owns a private music studio in Nashville. He holds a M.M. in choral conducting and a B.A. in music composition. Previous to this he worked as music educator and editor of music publications for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has collaborated with composers and arrangers... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Introduction to Arranging (5/6)

Faculty
avatar for Glenda Lloyd

Glenda Lloyd

Faculty, Arranging & Directing
Glenda Lloyd has been an enthusiastic barbershopper for 30 years. She first discovered barbershop in a mixed chorus, then began her own Sweet Adeline chorus a year later. She is the Master Director of Brindabella Chorus who were the 2017 International MidSize (31-60 voices) Chorus... Read More →
avatar for Larry Triplett

Larry Triplett

Faculty
I've been a barbershopper since leaving high school, and started arranging about that time. After receiving my B.A. and M.A. in music education at UCLA, I taught high school band and choir for 5 years before a career shift into the business world. But that didn't stop the music. I've... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Master Class (5/6)
Faculty
avatar for Melody Hine

Melody Hine

Melody Hine has been singing barbershop in various quartets and choruses since she was 14. She earned her music education degree from the University of Georgia, and after that spent a year working for Disney World and Universal Studios before beginning her teaching career at Duluth... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Performing Seminar (5/6)
Through interviews, discussion, workshops, and presentations, this seminar will feature working actors, performers, producers, coaches, and singers sharing how participants can take their performances to the next level, making even stronger connections to each other, their audience, and themselves.

Moderators
avatar for Cy Wood

Cy Wood

Lead Faculty, Performing Seminar
Cy grew up as a third-generation barbershopper. He officially joined the society at 15 years old and sang with The Gateway Chorus in Pocatello, Idaho. Currently, Cy sings bass in Half and Half Quartet, and he also sings baritone with Southern Gateway Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio where... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Blair Brown

Blair Brown

Blair Brown is a professional singer and certified yoga instructor based in Fort Myers, Florida. In 2013, she earned a BA in Music from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she studied with barbershop icon, Dr. Jim Henry. In 2018 she became a Certified Yoga instructor at the... Read More →
avatar for Will Lagos

Will Lagos

Coach, Performing Arts
Will Lagos is the current performance director and in-house performance coach for The Westminster Chorus. A 15-year barbershopper, Will has earned the chorus gold medal alongside his Westminster brothers in 2010, 2015, and most recently in 2019 when he served on the visual and choreography... Read More →
avatar for David McEachern

David McEachern

Faculty, Performing Seminar
David has been involved in Barbershop music for a few decades. He is a performer, Performance Judge and coach.He is involved in creating performance packages as well as coaching many choruses and quartets around the world.David’s original musical background is in folk and bluegrass... Read More →


Wednesday July 28, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, July 29
 

3:00pm CDT

Leadership Seminar (5/6)
Section Topic: Creating Goals For Actions and Results. Learn the principles of goal setting and why most goals fail. Start with a SMART goal that supports your strategy and objectives. Refine the goal process by defining the benefits, potential obstacles and action steps. What is the right metric to measure success. This process works for individuals, quartets, teams, committees and singing communities. Write a goal using this process.

Join the best leadership educators in the Barbershop Harmony Society as they share how you can develop yourself to be the best leader possible for your chapter and/or district. These 110 minute sessions will include discussion, exercises and application to the real world situations you are asked to lead. The topics have take-away participant workbooks for your future reference.

Moderators
avatar for Rob Macdonald

Rob Macdonald

Lead Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Rob Macdonald is a 40-year member with BHS, he is a founding member of his chapter and served multi-years as chapter President, Secretary and Music VP. Rob was EVG's District President 2015-16, served 7 years on the Board and now is Director of Events for the EVG District.Rob joined... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Manny Lopez

Manny Lopez

Faculty, Leadership


Thursday July 29, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Director Seminar (5/6)
The Director Seminar will be a combination of demonstrations, explanations, coaching under glass, panel discussion, and small group lessons. Seminar faculty will cover a variety of topics such as rehearsals, repertoire, gesture, choral sound, score study, contests and competition, shows, and more! Come hone your conducting skills with the finest directors in barbershop.

Moderators
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →

Faculty
avatar for Jay Butterfield

Jay Butterfield

Dr. Jay Butterfield has been active in the Barbershop Harmony Society since joining the Vocal Majority as a teen. His service includes teaching in many districts -U.S. and Canada- as well as numerous schools in Europe and the UK. As the Musical Director (emeritus) of Parkside Harmony... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Evens

Aaron Evens

Faculty, Director Seminar
Aaron Evens, aevens1@yahoo.com BM in Music Education, Jazz Composition and Trumpet Performance, Ithaca College 2004 MA in Conducting, Central Michigan University 2012 Ed.S in Educational Leadership, Lipscomb University, 2020 Director of Music, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Columbia... Read More →


Thursday July 29, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Applied Vocal Instruction Seminar (5/6)

This Seminar in Applied Vocal Instruction provides training for chorus directors, section leaders, and others who want to empower singers through individualized instruction. In Week 1, Rob Mance will explain how to identify the most common vocal inefficiencies and how to offer solutions, using teaching techniques that put singers at ease and promote a joyful, optimistic growth mindset. In Week 2, participants will practice giving and receiving PVIs (personal vocal instruction) in breakout sessions under the supervision of a Master Coach. Participants have the option to register as either Observers (who receive PVIs) or Apprentices (who give and receive PVIs).

Faculty
avatar for Rob Mance

Rob Mance

Faculty, Directing
Robert Mance has been the artistic director of BHS medalist chorus Central Standard since 2011. In 2016, Robert became the founding artistic director of SAI international chorus competitor Vocal Standard.Robert has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Davies

Elizabeth Davies

Faculty
Elizabeth Davies is the director of Sound Harmony Chorus (SAI) in Seattle, Washington and the co-director, with Melanie McGuire, of the Seattle SeaChordsmen (BHS). She sang lead in the 2018 Region 13 champion quartet, LiftOff, and currently sings tenor in a mixed BHS quartet, Impact... Read More →
avatar for Kim Newcomb

Kim Newcomb

Section Leader, Music Educator
Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music... Read More →
avatar for Don Campbell

Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Colosimo

Anthony Colosimo

Faculty, Coaching
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). He earned... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Philip Grant

Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →
avatar for Nicky McGrath

Nicky McGrath

Faculty
Nicky McGrath (MMusS, BCI) is a vocal pedagogue and performer specialising in contemporary voice. Her teaching philosophy is equal parts joy and science, grounded in free, efficient, sustainable voice use. Nicky works with healthy and injured voices in her private voice studio, coaches... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Workman

Timothy Workman

Faculty, Directing
Dr. Timothy Workman is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he teaches choral conducting, private voice, and vocal pedagogy. He also conducts the UAFS Leonis Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus. Dr. Workman is the director... Read More →


Thursday July 29, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

From the Vault
Come have a shared viewing experience watching Dr. Jim Henry's Gold Medal Moments keynote address played in its entirety.

Faculty
avatar for Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Thursday July 29, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Friday, July 30
 

3:00pm CDT

Music Educator Seminar (6/6)
For music educators or future music educators (juniors or seniors in college) who want to learn more about how to use barbershop in the choral classroom. Topics include: how to use the barbershop style in the classroom, performance practices, vocabulary, style differences, etc., with content specifically for middle and high school teachers, our world-class faculty will show they have been successful in their own music classrooms using barbershop to great success. This seminar is eligible for graduate credit or continuing education units.

Faculty
avatar for Deke Sharon

Deke Sharon

Faculty
Born in San Francisco, California, Deke Sharon has been performing professionally since the age of 8, and as a child toured North America and shared the stage in operas with the likes of Pavarotti. Heralded as "The Father of Contemporary A Cappella," he is responsible for the current... Read More →
avatar for Katy Dane

Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (6/6)

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Dr. Jeff Taylor didn’t start learning music until high school, but somehow he eventually earned a doctorate in choral conducting at Arizona State U. as a student of Dr. Greg Lyne. He has judged over a hundred choral and barbershop contests and taught at schools in New Zealand, Australia... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Advanced Arranging (6/6)

Faculty
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →
avatar for Brent Graham

Brent Graham

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brent Graham is one of the most respected arrangers and coaches in Barbershop. He has arranged over 200 songs in the style, and those arrangements have been sung by a wide variety of vocal ensembles including Gold medal quartets and choruses. He has coached men’s and women’s ensembles... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (6/6)

Faculty
avatar for Boo de Bruin

Boo de Bruin

Faculty
Having grown up in the English choral tradition, and subsequently discovered a love for musical theatre, Boo finally encountered barbershop during her postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. She sang with and latterly directed The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers... Read More →
avatar for Alexander de Bruin

Alexander de Bruin

Faculty
Alex has been singing barbershop music since high school, and was an inaugural member of The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers (TUBBS). He entered the world of "real" barbershop in 2009, following a workshop run for TUBBS by the Great Western Chorus of Bristol (GWC). With GWC... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Beginning Arranging (6/6)
Faculty
avatar for Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Faculty
Adam is a longtime barbershopper and arranger. He has arranged for a wide variety of vocal groups including many prominent BHS and SAI quartets and choruses and is one of the founders of the Gotham Arrangers Lab. He earned his Bachelors in Music Composition in St. Louis before moving... Read More →
avatar for Ben McDaniel

Ben McDaniel

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Ben McDaniel has been a barbershopper since 2002. He is currently the director of two BHS choruses in the Atlanta area: Stone Mountain Chorus and Big Chicken Chorus. He has sung tenor, lead, and baritone in several choruses and quartets over the years, and has written arrangements... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (6/6)

Faculty
avatar for Anthony Bartholomew

Anthony Bartholomew

Faculty, Arranging
Anthony has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2005, and a certified Music judge since 2013, where he has also served on the Board of Review. He got his start singing with, and later directing, the El Paso Border Chorders (1964 international SPEBSQSA chorus champions... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (6/6)

Faculty
avatar for Patrick McAlexander

Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (6/6)

Faculty
avatar for Brian Mastrull

Brian Mastrull

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brian Mastrull is a 20-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  He joined the society at the ripe age of 11 to sing with his dad in the Brothers in Harmony Chorus and is now currently serving as the chapter’s Musical Director.  He is an International quartet competitor... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins

Faculty
Rob Hopkins was inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2017. A member since 1976, Rob served as Society President in 2004-05. He has been a judge for 26 years, first in Arrangement, then Music, and currently Administrative Judge. He served as C&J Committee Chairman when the... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Intermediate Arranging (6/6)

Faculty
avatar for Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Adam Scott owns a private music studio in Nashville. He holds a M.M. in choral conducting and a B.A. in music composition. Previous to this he worked as music educator and editor of music publications for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has collaborated with composers and arrangers... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Introduction to Arranging (6/6)

Faculty
avatar for Glenda Lloyd

Glenda Lloyd

Faculty, Arranging & Directing
Glenda Lloyd has been an enthusiastic barbershopper for 30 years. She first discovered barbershop in a mixed chorus, then began her own Sweet Adeline chorus a year later. She is the Master Director of Brindabella Chorus who were the 2017 International MidSize (31-60 voices) Chorus... Read More →
avatar for Larry Triplett

Larry Triplett

Faculty
I've been a barbershopper since leaving high school, and started arranging about that time. After receiving my B.A. and M.A. in music education at UCLA, I taught high school band and choir for 5 years before a career shift into the business world. But that didn't stop the music. I've... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Arranging Seminar - Master Class (6/6)
Faculty
avatar for Deke Sharon

Deke Sharon

Faculty
Born in San Francisco, California, Deke Sharon has been performing professionally since the age of 8, and as a child toured North America and shared the stage in operas with the likes of Pavarotti. Heralded as "The Father of Contemporary A Cappella," he is responsible for the current... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Performing Seminar (6/6)
Through interviews, discussion, workshops, and presentations, this seminar will feature working actors, performers, producers, coaches, and singers sharing how participants can take their performances to the next level, making even stronger connections to each other, their audience, and themselves.

Moderators
avatar for Cy Wood

Cy Wood

Lead Faculty, Performing Seminar
Cy grew up as a third-generation barbershopper. He officially joined the society at 15 years old and sang with The Gateway Chorus in Pocatello, Idaho. Currently, Cy sings bass in Half and Half Quartet, and he also sings baritone with Southern Gateway Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio where... Read More →

Faculty
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Blair Brown

Blair Brown is a professional singer and certified yoga instructor based in Fort Myers, Florida. In 2013, she earned a BA in Music from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she studied with barbershop icon, Dr. Jim Henry. In 2018 she became a Certified Yoga instructor at the... Read More →
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Will Lagos

Coach, Performing Arts
Will Lagos is the current performance director and in-house performance coach for The Westminster Chorus. A 15-year barbershopper, Will has earned the chorus gold medal alongside his Westminster brothers in 2010, 2015, and most recently in 2019 when he served on the visual and choreography... Read More →
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David McEachern

Faculty, Performing Seminar
David has been involved in Barbershop music for a few decades. He is a performer, Performance Judge and coach.He is involved in creating performance packages as well as coaching many choruses and quartets around the world.David’s original musical background is in folk and bluegrass... Read More →


Friday July 30, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

From the Vault
In 1999, a group of barbershoppers from North America traveled to Russia and, under the direction of several directors, including Dr. Greg Lyne, introduced barbershop. Many enthusiastic people attended including music educators invited from their universities who later studied barbershop with the chorus leaders. Join Doug Smeltz, one of the directors, as he showcases some of the performances from this trip.

Faculty
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Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Friday July 30, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Saturday, July 31
 

11:00am CDT

Quartet Coaching - Session 2
For those quartets that are able to gather together, Virtual Harmony University offers three sessions with an international-calibre coach for two hours on three successive Saturdays: July, 24, 31, and August 7.

Each session is with a different coach, allowing you to work with Singing, Music, AND Performance experts.

You will be able to choose from a list of coaches (subject to availability) and communicate directly with them to build a rapport and establish goals ahead of time. This will allow for your virtual coaching sessions to be filled with wonderful coaching experiences.

Faculty
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Jill Rodgers

Dean, Coaching
Jill is the National Education Coordinator for BHNZ in New Zealand and directs the men's chorus Mighty River Harmony in Hamilton. She also sings in one of New Zealand's top women's quartet Unlimited. Jill is passionate about sharing her experiences and knowledge with aspiring coaches... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 11:00am - 12:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Audacity Sprints
Voices of Gotham has found this innovative way to learn and put together new music to be highly effective, keeping singers engaged in virtual environments and helping them to become more confident singers. This is a highly participatory session and singers would get the instant gratification of hearing themselves in a virtual chorus audio recording by the end of the session. Special guest Alexander Ronnenburg joins to help with some of the technical aspects of Audacity.

Faculty
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Larry Bomback

Faculty
Larry Bomback is Senior VP of Administration at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. A former varsity gold medalist, he is the founder of four BHS choruses (including 2022 8th place chorus GOTHAM), and is the tenor of international finalist quartet 'Round Midnight. Larry... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Reading Session: Appopriate Arrangements for High School Choirs
Which are the best arrangements for beginning barbershop singers? What songs can quartets use at festivals and competitions? Get your questions answered and sing through great charts for young singers.

Faculty
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Peggy Viermann Leon

Faculty, Electives
Peggy Viermann Leon is a retired music educator, teaching Vocal Music 31 years at the middle school & elementary levels. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS in Music Education (K-12) & a minor in Speech & Dramatic Arts, later earning a Masters + 45 from... Read More →
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Dan Rohovit

Faculty, Music Educator
Daniel Rohovit has been singing barbershop since he was in high school. He received a Bachelor's of Music Education at Cornell College, and immediately started teaching. He's been the Choir Director at Anna High School since 2016, and has taken his choirs to the Barbershop Midwinter... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Reading Session: The Arrangements of Brent Graham
Sing the music of one of Barbershop's premiere arrangers, voiced for men's, women's, and mixed ensembles.

Faculty
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Brent Graham

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brent Graham is one of the most respected arrangers and coaches in Barbershop. He has arranged over 200 songs in the style, and those arrangements have been sung by a wide variety of vocal ensembles including Gold medal quartets and choruses. He has coached men’s and women’s ensembles... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Roundtable: Performance Category Panel Discussion
This panel will discuss a number of consequential performances and what made them successful or not. Get your burning performance questions answered by this panel of expert coaches and judges.

Moderators
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Sandi Wright

Faculty, Coaching
Sandi Wright is a 53-year member of Sweet Adelines International, a 22-year member of Harmony Incorporated, and an 13-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Sandi directs the St. Louis Vocal Project, a Harmony Incorporated chorus. As a baritone singer she has has earned two... Read More →

Faculty
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Joe Hunter

Faculty
Joe is a born and raised New Yorker and has been singing and performing for as long as he can remember – and probably for quite some time prior to that.Joe is a founding member of the Big Apple Chorus and was the Musical Director from 2000-2013. He directed the Long Island Twin... Read More →
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Christopher Loftin

Faculty, Electives
Christopher Loftin has been a music team member, choreo leader, and visual coach for the Belleville, IL and St. Charles, MO chapters. He led riser choreo and characterization for AOH on their gold-medal run in 2016. Currently, Christopher is a music team member and visual coach for... Read More →
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Marty Lovick

Faculty
A barbershopper since the age of 17, Marty is a Performance judge and coach who has practiced his craft all over the world, including 15 times on the International contest panel. He has been a judge since 1986. A coach of several International champions, Marty was the Category Specialist... Read More →
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Charlotte Murray

Faculty, Coaching
Charlotte Murray has been a registered Performance Judge since 2019. She co-founded Vocal FX Chorus in 2003. Under her directorship the chorus has travelled to International and has placed in the top 10 on numerous occasions. Charlotte is a High School Music Educator from Wellington... Read More →
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Brian O'Dell

Gold Medal Bass of Forefront, Associate Director of The Alliance Chorus, Electives
Brian O'Dell has been a barbershop singer since 1983. He’s a quartet and chorus bass singer, winning international gold medals with Forefront quartet in 2016 and with The Vocal Majority in 2018. He also sings in a mixed quartet, Purple Haze and is the associate director of The Alliance... Read More →
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Theresa Weatherbee

Electives
Theresa Weatherbee is 40 year member of Harmony, Inc. and the current Performance Category Director. She also serves the Barbershop Harmony Society as a Performance Judge and Certified Musical Director. Theresa brings her world of musical theater training and stage experience into... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Jamulus: Next Steps For Synchronous Online Rehearsals
Online rehearsals: basic Jamulus training
We go through the functionalities of Jamulus (what you can and cannot do):
* Understanding servers
- central servers
- public vs private servers
* Suggestions on how to use the Profile
* Understanding latency and your buffers
- jitter buffer
- small network buffers
* Sorting and grouping users
* Mute myself vs mute
* Solo - why we love to hate it
* Pan and reverb

Faculty
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Laura Mardones

Faculty, Electives
Laura has been a barbershopper for almost twenty years. For the past decade she has been a front row bass in Rönninge Show Chorus in Sweden. Other bbs experience includes singing bari for Northern Stars (mixed chorus) and lead/bass in various female and mixed quartets. Since April... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

Autotune: Benefits and Drawbacks
Autotune: What is it? This discussion will talk about the various methods and uses of pitch correction software. We will listen to examples and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of pitch correction software.

Faculty
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Eric Dalbey

Faculty, Electives
Eric Dalbey is a music teacher and voice instructor at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently sings in the 2006 International Men’s Quartet Champions, Vocal Spectrum as well as the Barbershop Harmony Society International Men’s Barbershop Chorus Champions, the... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

Become An Optimal, Acoustic, Resonating Instrument
What if singing could actually be easy? You can control your air and manage your accurate tuning, vowel targets, transitional areas, low and high notes, wall of sound, consistent resonance, without thinking about any of these things. Come find out why the Italians of 1800 had such amazing control of their vocal folds!

Faculty
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Debra Lynn

Faculty, Electives
Debra Lynn is a Direct-Line Scholar of Garcia-Marchesi Bel Canto, the 1800’s fundamental Italian approach to singing. She has her undergraduate degree in Voice Performance, performed in concert venues in Austria, Germany, France, Scotland, Ireland and throughout the United States... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

Change Your Habits For the Better!: Introduction to the Alexander Technique
Join us as we go over an introduction to the Alexander Technique and how this can help us get rid of unnecessary tension in singing and in life. This fun introduction invites you to explore aspects of your body, thoughts, and habits to discover more natural ways to use it. The Alexander Technique provides a set of self-management skills that can be applied to any activity, and offers mental strategies that can be utilized to become more aware of what you are doing and change it for the better.

Faculty
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Lucas Bitzer

Faculty
Barbershop and singing have been Lucas passion since his early youth, singing in several quartets and (classical) choruses, including the BinG! medalist chorus ""Heavy Medal"". He is honored to win the European Male Quartet Championship in 2013. Currently he sings with the 2018 BinG... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

Panel: Barbershop In Public School Education
How do they do it? Where did they start? These educators use barbershop in their choral programs. Come hear all about it and get your questions answered by a panel of music educator-barbershoppers.

Moderators
avatar for Jay Butterfield

Jay Butterfield

Dr. Jay Butterfield has been active in the Barbershop Harmony Society since joining the Vocal Majority as a teen. His service includes teaching in many districts -U.S. and Canada- as well as numerous schools in Europe and the UK. As the Musical Director (emeritus) of Parkside Harmony... Read More →

Faculty
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Peggy Viermann Leon

Faculty, Electives
Peggy Viermann Leon is a retired music educator, teaching Vocal Music 31 years at the middle school & elementary levels. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS in Music Education (K-12) & a minor in Speech & Dramatic Arts, later earning a Masters + 45 from... Read More →
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Vincent Sandroni

Faculty
Vince began his musical career with 15 years in the Maryland State Boychoir, serving as a chorister, soloist, and conducting intern. He graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor's of Science in Music Education. During his time there he performed in multiple productions including... Read More →
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Dan Rohovit

Faculty, Music Educator
Daniel Rohovit has been singing barbershop since he was in high school. He received a Bachelor's of Music Education at Cornell College, and immediately started teaching. He's been the Choir Director at Anna High School since 2016, and has taken his choirs to the Barbershop Midwinter... Read More →
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Debbie Cleveland

Faculty, Music Education Seminar
Debbie Cleveland has been a Public School Choral Music Educator for 35 years, and was named the 2018 NAfME/BHS National Music Educator of the Year. Her choirs at Gaither High School are consistently rated "Superior" and are selected to perform at EPCOT's Candlelight Processional as... Read More →
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Peter Cunningham

Faculty
Peter Cunningham is a Teaching Assistant and pursuing his Masters in Choral Conducting at The Pennsylvania State University. Before pursuing graduate work, he taught at James Madison High School in San Antonio, TX for 7 years. Classically, he has performed all over the US and in Europe... Read More →
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Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →
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Shannon Jeffreys

Faculty, Director Seminar
Dr. Shannon Jeffreys is Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Her focus is the Southern Chorale, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education curriculums, along with directing Southern Gentry... Read More →
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Jay Krumbholz

Faculty
Dr. Jay Krumbholz is a 23-year member of the BHS and lives in Spokane, WA. He's a former MUS judge and sings with the local Spokane, WA chapter. By day, he is a music theorist at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC), where he teaches courses in music theory, music appreciation and... Read More →
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Christopher Loftin

Faculty, Electives
Christopher Loftin has been a music team member, choreo leader, and visual coach for the Belleville, IL and St. Charles, MO chapters. He led riser choreo and characterization for AOH on their gold-medal run in 2016. Currently, Christopher is a music team member and visual coach for... Read More →
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Charlotte Murray

Faculty, Coaching
Charlotte Murray has been a registered Performance Judge since 2019. She co-founded Vocal FX Chorus in 2003. Under her directorship the chorus has travelled to International and has placed in the top 10 on numerous occasions. Charlotte is a High School Music Educator from Wellington... Read More →
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Tessa Walker

Faculty, Music Educator
Tessa Walker is the choir director at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland. There, she music directs 4 choirs and the musical theatre productions. Though she now resides in Maryland, she grew up in Georgia, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Choral Music Education... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

The Singing Actor (2/3)
A three-part series featuring master coach and teacher Theresa Weatherbee as she shares how successful singing performances are succesful acting performances.

Faculty
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Theresa Weatherbee

Electives
Theresa Weatherbee is 40 year member of Harmony, Inc. and the current Performance Category Director. She also serves the Barbershop Harmony Society as a Performance Judge and Certified Musical Director. Theresa brings her world of musical theater training and stage experience into... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

3:00pm CDT

Leadership Seminar (6/6)
Section Topic: Being the Best Leader For Your Team. Every team is different; learn how to apply the right leadership skills more effectively in your team. Understand the benefit of becoming a high-performance team. Understand the coordination and specialization needs of team types, the stages of team growth, and what makes for the best (and worst) team experiences.

Join the best leadership educators in the Barbershop Harmony Society as they share how you can develop yourself to be the best leader possible for your chapter and/or district. These 110-minute sessions will include discussion, exercises and application to the real world situations you are asked to lead. The topics have take-away participant workbooks for your future reference.

Moderators
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Rob Macdonald

Lead Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Rob Macdonald is a 40-year member with BHS, he is a founding member of his chapter and served multi-years as chapter President, Secretary and Music VP. Rob was EVG's District President 2015-16, served 7 years on the Board and now is Director of Events for the EVG District.Rob joined... Read More →

Faculty
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Christian Hunter

Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Christian Hunter of Flemington, New Jersey, is a very active member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, often infusing his wit and light comedy to his performances and presentations far and wide. He has been a member of the BHS with the Hunterdon County, NJ chapter since 2007 serving... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 3:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Director Seminar (6/6)
The Director Seminar will be a combination of demonstrations, explanations, coaching under glass, panel discussion, and small group lessons. Seminar faculty will cover a variety of topics such as rehearsals, repertoire, gesture, choral sound, score study, contests and competition, shows, and more! Come hone your conducting skills with the finest directors in barbershop.

Moderators
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Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →

Faculty
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Steven Armstrong

Faculty, Arranging
Steve has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1976, joining the Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen when he was just 13 years of age. He has directed several choruses in international competitions and after serving for 20 years as front line director of the Toronto Northern... Read More →
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Jay Butterfield

Dr. Jay Butterfield has been active in the Barbershop Harmony Society since joining the Vocal Majority as a teen. His service includes teaching in many districts -U.S. and Canada- as well as numerous schools in Europe and the UK. As the Musical Director (emeritus) of Parkside Harmony... Read More →
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Joe Cerutti

Faculty, Directing
Joe Cerutti has been the artistic director of the Alexandria Harmonizers since 2007, preparing them for an average of 20 performances a year, including multiple performances at the White House, the Supreme Court, Carnegie Hall, and major cities across North America and abroad. He... Read More →
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Anthony Colosimo

Faculty, Coaching
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). He earned... Read More →
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Katy Dane

Dean, Music Educator
Katy Dane is an active music director, clinician and coach residing in Austin, Texas, USA. As a public school Music Educator since 2003, Katy has taught elementary through secondary orchestra, choir, music theory, contemporary a cappella and musical theatre. After earning her Bachelors... Read More →
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Aaron Evens

Faculty, Director Seminar
Aaron Evens, aevens1@yahoo.com BM in Music Education, Jazz Composition and Trumpet Performance, Ithaca College 2004 MA in Conducting, Central Michigan University 2012 Ed.S in Educational Leadership, Lipscomb University, 2020 Director of Music, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Columbia... Read More →
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Shannon Jeffreys

Faculty, Director Seminar
Dr. Shannon Jeffreys is Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Her focus is the Southern Chorale, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education curriculums, along with directing Southern Gentry... Read More →
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Rich Lapp

Faculty, Director Seminar
I was born into a very musical family. At age 17, my father, two younger brothers and I joined the Pomona Valley Carousel Chorus (BHS) in Southern California. I quickly moved into musical leadership positions. I continued to sing with the chorus while I earned my BA in music education... Read More →
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Glenda Lloyd

Faculty, Arranging & Directing
Glenda Lloyd has been an enthusiastic barbershopper for 30 years. She first discovered barbershop in a mixed chorus, then began her own Sweet Adeline chorus a year later. She is the Master Director of Brindabella Chorus who were the 2017 International MidSize (31-60 voices) Chorus... Read More →
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Rob Mance

Faculty, Directing
Robert Mance has been the artistic director of BHS medalist chorus Central Standard since 2011. In 2016, Robert became the founding artistic director of SAI international chorus competitor Vocal Standard.Robert has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting... Read More →
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Justin Miller

Faculty, Director Seminar
Justin Miller is a sought after Choral Conductor, Arranger, Clinician, and Adjudicator. He is the Musical Director of the Westminster Chorus where, under his leadership, has grown into an ensemble with a diverse repertoire while keeping its roots in Barbershop music. In 2009, Justin... Read More →
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Charlotte Murray

Faculty, Coaching
Charlotte Murray has been a registered Performance Judge since 2019. She co-founded Vocal FX Chorus in 2003. Under her directorship the chorus has travelled to International and has placed in the top 10 on numerous occasions. Charlotte is a High School Music Educator from Wellington... Read More →
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Adam Scott

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Adam Scott owns a private music studio in Nashville. He holds a M.M. in choral conducting and a B.A. in music composition. Previous to this he worked as music educator and editor of music publications for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has collaborated with composers and arrangers... Read More →
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Stuart Sides

Faculty, Performing Arts
Stuart is a vocal and performance coach based in the Netherlands. He is a professional chorus & choir director, a coach for choruses and quartets, singing teacher and a quartet singer with numerous national and European medals and championships. Stuart is also a regular faculty member... Read More →
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Drew Wheaton

Faculty, Director Seminar
Drew Wheaton has been a barbershop musician for over 25 years and has performed in, directed, and coached various barbershop, choral and a cappella ensembles, including directing the award-winning Thoroughbreds from 2012 to 2021. Drew is the tenor of the 2016 International Quartet... Read More →
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Timothy Workman

Faculty, Directing
Dr. Timothy Workman is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he teaches choral conducting, private voice, and vocal pedagogy. He also conducts the UAFS Leonis Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus. Dr. Workman is the director... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 5:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Applied Vocal Instruction Seminar (6/6)

This Seminar in Applied Vocal Instruction provides training for chorus directors, section leaders, and others who want to empower singers through individualized instruction. In Week 1, Rob Mance will explain how to identify the most common vocal inefficiencies and how to offer solutions, using teaching techniques that put singers at ease and promote a joyful, optimistic growth mindset. In Week 2, participants will practice giving and receiving PVIs (personal vocal instruction) in breakout sessions under the supervision of a Master Coach. Participants have the option to register as either Observers (who receive PVIs) or Apprentices (who give and receive PVIs).

Faculty
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Rob Mance

Faculty, Directing
Robert Mance has been the artistic director of BHS medalist chorus Central Standard since 2011. In 2016, Robert became the founding artistic director of SAI international chorus competitor Vocal Standard.Robert has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting... Read More →
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Elizabeth Davies

Faculty
Elizabeth Davies is the director of Sound Harmony Chorus (SAI) in Seattle, Washington and the co-director, with Melanie McGuire, of the Seattle SeaChordsmen (BHS). She sang lead in the 2018 Region 13 champion quartet, LiftOff, and currently sings tenor in a mixed BHS quartet, Impact... Read More →
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Kim Newcomb

Section Leader, Music Educator
Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music... Read More →
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Don Campbell

Dean, Directing
Dr. Don Campbell is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a guest conductor and clinician he has been to sixteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Colosimo

Anthony Colosimo

Faculty, Coaching
Anthony is an avid performer, sought-after coach and clinician, and experienced voice teacher and chorus director. Anthony began his pursuit of performing early in life as an eight year old tenor singer in the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). He earned... Read More →
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Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →
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Nicky McGrath

Faculty
Nicky McGrath (MMusS, BCI) is a vocal pedagogue and performer specialising in contemporary voice. Her teaching philosophy is equal parts joy and science, grounded in free, efficient, sustainable voice use. Nicky works with healthy and injured voices in her private voice studio, coaches... Read More →
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Timothy Workman

Faculty, Directing
Dr. Timothy Workman is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith where he teaches choral conducting, private voice, and vocal pedagogy. He also conducts the UAFS Leonis Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus. Dr. Workman is the director... Read More →


Saturday July 31, 2021 7:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

From the Vault
In 1989, beloved director and teacher Lloyd Steinkamp sat down with legendary arranger Lou Perry to explore how he found barbershop and how Lou has impacted all of us with his body of work. The video for this session is hosted by Gary Steinkamp.

Faculty
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Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Saturday July 31, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Sunday, August 1
 

7:00pm CDT

General Session 3
A Harmony University legacy! General Sessions hearken to their HU counterparts and have warms ups, tags, announcements, and more led by the world-class VHU faculty.

Faculty
avatar for Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Sunday August 1, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Monday, August 2
 

4:00pm CDT

Become a Change-able Leader
Change is inevitable in every organization and can come from any direction. Understand the roller coaster of change, and whether change is being done by us or to us. Learn about the challenges of organizational change as well as the predictable process that starts with change and ends with acceptance. Learn how to guide people through periods of change and become a change-able leader.

Faculty
avatar for Robert Cox

Robert Cox

Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Bob started his barbershop career in high school on a dare from a teacher with three close friends, all fellow choir members, over 50 years ago. With 48 years of Society membership, Bob has served in key leadership positions at the Chapter, District and Society level and is a Certified... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Embellishing Your Music
An introduction to swipes, echoes, pick ups, bell chords, back time, patter and key changes. What did the arranger intend, and how can you maximise the impact of the music on your audience?

Faculty
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Boo de Bruin

Faculty
Having grown up in the English choral tradition, and subsequently discovered a love for musical theatre, Boo finally encountered barbershop during her postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. She sang with and latterly directed The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Foundations of Storytelling through Song
So, you’ve got a new song and, whether it is familiar or not, you have to put your own ensemble’s spin on the interpretation. Where do you start? Come and learn how to put together an authentic interpretation and basic presentation plan with a brand new chart. It most likely won’t be the exact package you put on stage, but you have to start somewhere.

Faculty
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Tessa Walker

Faculty, Music Educator
Tessa Walker is the choir director at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland. There, she music directs 4 choirs and the musical theatre productions. Though she now resides in Maryland, she grew up in Georgia, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Choral Music Education... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Setting Up Slack For Success
Slack is often praised as the "email killer", but what can it really do for your group's communication? In this course, we'll go over how to set up Slack and different strategies for organizing your messages, channels, integrations, and more. You'll find all the tools to make Slack an engaging, all-in-one app for your group that's accessible to all ages.

Faculty
avatar for Rafi Hasib

Rafi Hasib

Faculty
Rafi Hasib is a lifelong musician and lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society who sings with Voices of Gotham and Parkside Harmony. He has been a member of groups on the Chapter, District, and Society level, with several roles in leadership. Beyond administration, he has... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Start With the Score: Using the Song Sheet to Be a Great Coach and Director
How can you be more effective as a performer? Put first things first and really know what the composer/arranger intended. Once you have an understanding of that framework, you can then find the magic between the notes.

Faculty
avatar for Jill Rodgers

Jill Rodgers

Dean, Coaching
Jill is the National Education Coordinator for BHNZ in New Zealand and directs the men's chorus Mighty River Harmony in Hamilton. She also sings in one of New Zealand's top women's quartet Unlimited. Jill is passionate about sharing her experiences and knowledge with aspiring coaches... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

The Vocal Mechanism: How Does It Work
Singers have a high risk of developing voice disorders if its not produced in a healthy manner. This class dives into the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism including respiration, phonation, resonation, and articulation in order to provide the foundation necessary for healthy singing.

Faculty
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Caitlin Castelino

Faculty
Caitlin Castelino is a 22-year member of Sweet Adelines and is a passionate musician and instructor. She is the Master Director of Diablo Vista Chorus (2020 Harmony Classic AA Champions), baritone of LoveNotes (2014 International Quartet Champions), international faculty member, regional... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Developing Musicality: What Makes Music Great
The Developing Musicality series is a six-part exploration of how to build musicianship skills by having a better understanding of the art and craft of barbershop. Some of the greatest teachers in barbershop share their insights and show examples of successful, musical performances and develop tools to implement in your singing.

Faculty
avatar for David Wright

David Wright

Faculty
David Wright, from St. Louis, Missouri, is a mathematician, professor, arranger, composer, director, coach, judge (since 1981), HU faculty member, historian, baritone, and member of the Barbershop Harmony Hall of Fame. He helped design the Music Category and served as its first Category... Read More →
avatar for Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong

Faculty, Arranging
Steve has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1976, joining the Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen when he was just 13 years of age. He has directed several choruses in international competitions and after serving for 20 years as front line director of the Toronto Northern... Read More →
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Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Enabling Success in the Chorus
Master teacher and coach Cindy Hansen-Ellis shares creative ways to work with singers of all body types and abilities within a performance plan to help everyone be successful in chorus.

Faculty
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Cynthia Hansen Ellis

Faculty
Masters Degree Western Michigan UniversityWorked for Disney Main Street Entertainment40+ Years Barbershop & Sweet Adeline’s performance coachingJudge for A Cappella Education AssociationPerformance coach internationally for BHNZ, BABS, LABBS, HARMONY inc. SNOBS, HOLLAND HARMONY... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Getting Close and Personal With Your Performance
Experienced performer and coach Robert Ross takes a look with you under the magnifying glass at your performances and shares how to increase your effectiveness.

Faculty
avatar for Robert Ross

Robert Ross

PER Coach, Quartet Coach
Robert got his Barbershop start back in high school, singing in a quartet in the Kiwanis Music Festival in London. Unaware that barbershop was an option as a musical outlet after high school, Robert was employed by “It’s Showtime Productions” and was a member of their N*Sync... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Risk Management and Insurances
This elective will be presented in a Q&A style where the various insurances offered by BHS are discussed, how they do and do not protect, and what is the best way to protect your quartet/chapter. Allowing for questions for specific concerns, this session could expand to answer questions from other organizations.

Faculty
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Steven Bayless

Faculty
A singer by training, Steve Bayless is a second generation barbershopper having worked with a number of ensembles in the Houston area. Steve has sung in a number of ensembles around the Greater Houston Area including the Houston Grand Opera Chorus and the Houston Tidelanders.  He... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Stress and Effort: The Role of the False Folds
"I sang it much better in rehearsal!" Heard that before? Find out how effort and stressful situations affect your voice. Discover your false/vestibular folds/cords. Interchangeable terms, folds is becoming a more common way to describe these parts of the body in order to prevent the misunderstanding that they are stringy rather than having body and flexibility. They are part of the vocal mechanism (larynx) we are going to find out during this presentation where they are and how controlling them is possible and can help you keep consistent voice quality between rehearsal and performance.

Faculty
avatar for Sarah Bradley

Sarah Bradley

Faculty, Electives
Barbershop Harmony Australia Singing Judge, Chorus Director for the Adelaide Allsorts (mixed) and Onkaparinga Harmony Chorus (SAI) and an SAI Certified Director. Sarah has been judging in the singing category for 5 years in Australia and has been a barbershopper for 14 years, only... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Demystifying Swing
Having trouble finding the groove? Swing can be mysterious and intimidating! This class clearly explains swing rhythms from the ground up, along with techniques to help you and your group get a handle on them.

Faculty
avatar for Andrew Carolan

Andrew Carolan

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Andrew is the director of Toronto Northern Lights and Grand Harmony Chorus (SAI); a certified Music judge; and sought after as a coach and arranger for top ensembles.He is passionate about leading singers to personal growth through music, and loves nothing more than to teach about... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Inside the Dapper Dans
What does it take to perform 2000 shows a year? Here's your chance to learn about the challenges and advantages of a full-time career singing in a barbershop quartet at "The Most Magical Place on Earth." How many guys are in your quartet? Is this your dream job? Get the real answers from an eighteen year veteran of the Dapper Dans of Walt Disney World.

Faculty
avatar for Chad Bennett

Chad Bennett

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Chad Bennett has been a professional entertainer for nearly thirty years, performing as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with various ensembles all around the globe. He discovered the joys of barbershop harmony in 1993 when his first quartet Heritage Station won the second annual... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Recognize and Overcome Your Performance Nerves
Whether it’s a rehearsal, performing informally for friends or other singers, or a full blown show, sometimes nerves and anxiety gets the best of you. Let’s talk about recognizing what’s happening in the moment that makes you anxious or nervous. Then let’s learn a few steps to make those butterflies fly in formation.

Faculty
avatar for Brian O'Dell

Brian O'Dell

Gold Medal Bass of Forefront, Associate Director of The Alliance Chorus, Electives
Brian O'Dell has been a barbershop singer since 1983. He’s a quartet and chorus bass singer, winning international gold medals with Forefront quartet in 2016 and with The Vocal Majority in 2018. He also sings in a mixed quartet, Purple Haze and is the associate director of The Alliance... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Vocal Freedom : Embrace Your Natural Voice
We all want to sing freely, naturally, and with ease, right? How often have you heard a director or coach say "just release the tension" or "stop pushing the sound"? In this experiential class, we'll delve into the concept of primal sounds and natural breathing to help you find your best—and most natural—voice.

Faculty
avatar for Amy Patterson

Amy Patterson

Faculty
Amy Patterson is the Assistant Director of A Cappella Showcase, the 2019 Harmony, Inc. International Chorus Champions, and is a Co-Lead Section Leader of Harbourtown Sound. She is a certified Singing Judge (HI) and active coach. Amy has served on the faculties for Harmony College... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Website 101: What You Want to Say About Yourself
Your patrons, fans and community stakeholders are all part of your quartet or chapter family. Expand your relationships year-round with social media that informs, amuses, and builds stronger bonds.

Faculty
avatar for Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch

Faculty, Electives
BHS Public Relations Manager Brian Lynch joined the Society staff in 1991, and his roles have included all facets of communications and marketing, including media relations, Harmonizer editor, web content, and database management. He has served 17 years on the Harmony University faculty... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Behind-the-scenes Look At Judging
How to become a judge? How are judging skills maintained and improved? What are judges doing before, at and after a contest? Society Contest and Judging chair and long time coach and MUS judge Steven Armstrong explains the process and offers suggestions for the judge-to-be and the barbercurious.

Faculty
avatar for Steven Armstrong

Steven Armstrong

Faculty, Arranging
Steve has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1976, joining the Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen when he was just 13 years of age. He has directed several choruses in international competitions and after serving for 20 years as front line director of the Toronto Northern... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Dab, Slash, and Wring: Laban Effort Shapes for Expressive Singing
Originally conceived as a movement analysis tool for contemporary dancers, the Laban Effort Shapes give us an easily understood framework for using gesture qualities to influence vocal expression. Great for singers and an invaluable addition to a director's toolbox!

Faculty
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Donya Metzger

Faculty
Donya has been around Barbershop her whole life, and has made a career of working with performers. She's been teaching voice for over 20 years and is a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and became a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in 2020. Her beginning as a... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Speech and Singing–It's the Same Thing!
This 50-minute course will talk about the function of the voice and help show the striking similarities between speaking and singing as seen through the lens of a speech-language pathologist. This elective will help singers discover new levels of freedom in their voice both in speaking or singing!

Faculty
avatar for Eric Dalbey

Eric Dalbey

Faculty, Electives
Eric Dalbey is a music teacher and voice instructor at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently sings in the 2006 International Men’s Quartet Champions, Vocal Spectrum as well as the Barbershop Harmony Society International Men’s Barbershop Chorus Champions, the... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

The New Member Experience
Join lively director, coach, and teacher Jen Cooke as she shares how to create a first-time rehearsal experience that will change guests into enthusiastic new members!

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Cooke

Jennifer Cooke

Faculty, Electives
Jen started singing barbershop at a young age with her mom, dad, and sister in Marion, Ohio. She brought this love of four-part harmony with her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she joined Sweet Adelines International (SA) in 2000. She has since joined BHS and Harmony, Inc. and remains... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Crucial Conversations for Barbershop Music Selection
To be fully a part of the world singing community it is vitally important that we take a serious look at the music we are singing and how our performances impact our audiences. Part of this growth includes reviewing our current repertoire and being more intentional as we select the new. Awareness of problematic themes can bring on a sense of discomfort, ranging from confusion and annoyance, to outright anger. This workshop will try to address those emotions as well as the process it will take to look at our music through an updated lens. Assessing our music creates a barbershop ecosystem that respects our current and future members. This workshop will attempt to provide strategies to navigate this complex but critical part of our journey. Panelists for this event are Maria Christian, Mo Field, Will Rodriquez, David Wright, and Sandi Wright.

Faculty
avatar for David Wright

David Wright

Faculty
David Wright, from St. Louis, Missouri, is a mathematician, professor, arranger, composer, director, coach, judge (since 1981), HU faculty member, historian, baritone, and member of the Barbershop Harmony Hall of Fame. He helped design the Music Category and served as its first Category... Read More →
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Sandi Wright

Faculty, Coaching
Sandi Wright is a 53-year member of Sweet Adelines International, a 22-year member of Harmony Incorporated, and an 13-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Sandi directs the St. Louis Vocal Project, a Harmony Incorporated chorus. As a baritone singer she has has earned two... Read More →
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Mo Field

Faculty, Arranging
Mo Field, originally from Canada, is a musician and former Master Director of the multiple international award winning Stockholm City Voices - a 42 voice women's a cappella ensemble, from Stockholm Sweden. She is a globally recognized and sought after vocal performance coach, arranger... Read More →
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Maria Christian

Faculty, Leadership
Barbershop Harmony Society Board Member At LargeFounding member of the Sweet Adelines International Diversity Task ForceDirector of Song of The Lakes Chorus, Sweet AdelinesBass of First Class quartetSenior Strategist for DTE Energy


Monday August 2, 2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm CDT

9:00pm CDT

Trivia Mondays
Everyone’s favorite fountain of barbershop knowledge, Patrick McAlexander, will host three nights of fun and knowledge. Come pit your barbertrivia expertise against the master each Monday of VHU!

Faculty
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Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →


Monday August 2, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Tuesday, August 3
 

4:00pm CDT

The Best Principles for Leaders
Learn about the myths of leadership and the differences between a controlling leader and an enabling one! If managers simply direct, then leaders must develop and empower. How do you lead and manage? Identify the effects of your actions.

Faculty
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Bev Greene

Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Beverly Greene is a Certified Leadership Facilitator for BHS (Class of 2016), and currently is Dean of Leadership Academy for the Carolinas District, as well as Marketing VP for the Asheville Chapter. She has served on many advisory teams and groups within BHS, and holds a degree... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Barbershop’s Hidden Figures and How They Can Help You
This fascinating class is a comprehensive look at barbershop’s next generation of leaders and those who are helping to shape the future.

Faculty
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Tessa Walker

Faculty, Music Educator
Tessa Walker is the choir director at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland. There, she music directs 4 choirs and the musical theatre productions. Though she now resides in Maryland, she grew up in Georgia, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Choral Music Education... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

How To Scan and Decode Your Voice
This class gives you an overview what types of learners we know and how we can use different learning methods to effectively reach them. We will learn to recognize characteristics of our personal voice by scanning and decoding to make our practice more efficient.

Faculty
avatar for Kerstin Greaves

Kerstin Greaves

Nach dem Abiturabschluss am Musikgymnasium G. E. Lessing in Hoyerswerda studierte Kerstin Musik und Germanistik an der Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig. Sie wechselte zur Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin und führte gleichzeitig ihre klassische Gesangsausbildung an der Semperoper in... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Introduction to Canva: Make FREE promotional (social media + print) materials
BHS Marketing Assistant, Jernie Talles Millán will introduce you to Canva: a free online graphic design software! In this engaging class, students will follow along as she creates a promotional flyer from start to finish. You will leave this class with the tools to create your own compelling promo materials!

Faculty
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Jernie Talles Millan

Faculty, Electives
Jernie Talles Millán joined the Barbershop Harmony Society staff in December 2017 as the Marketing Assistant. She is a Bachelor of Music graduate from Middle Tennessee State University, with a degree in Music Industry and a minor in Recording Industry Management, with an emphasis... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Play To Your Strengths
This is a class specifically for quartet members. The focus of this discussion-based class is identifying how to play to each quartet member’s strengths to improve the overall unit, from the vocal product to marketing to quartet business.

Faculty
avatar for Caitlin Castelino

Caitlin Castelino

Faculty
Caitlin Castelino is a 22-year member of Sweet Adelines and is a passionate musician and instructor. She is the Master Director of Diablo Vista Chorus (2020 Harmony Classic AA Champions), baritone of LoveNotes (2014 International Quartet Champions), international faculty member, regional... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Song Memorization For Maximum Effect
This class explores the best and fastest way to learn songs. We will cover fundamental aspects of effective learning and how to apply those when memorizing songs, specifically: a) strategies for getting to know the song, b) how learning songs back to front help the process, and c) how to practice and prepare for singing with real (not virtual) singers.

Faculty
avatar for Stefanie Schmidt

Stefanie Schmidt

Faculty
Stefanie Schmidt (she/her)Stef is a member of both BHS and BinG! (Barbershop in Germany). She has been involved in barbershop for just over a decade. Although she has sung Lead for years, her friends kept telling her she was actually “mentally a Baritone”. So in 2018 she gave... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Developing Musicality: What is the Arranger Trying to Say?
The Developing Musicality series is a six-part exploration of how to build musicianship skills by having a better understanding of the art and craft of barbershop. Some of the greatest teachers in barbershop share their insights and show examples of successful, musical performances and develop tools to implement in your singing.

Faculty
avatar for Kevin Keller

Kevin Keller

Faculty
A society member since 1978, Kevin has belonged to several choruses, including the Vocal Majority and Ambassadors of Harmony. Kevin sang baritone with Cheers!, 2003 6th place International Finalists, arranging most of their repertoire. He has sung in numerous other quartets, including... Read More →
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Emerging From the Pandemic as a Strong, More Agile Singer
This course provides a framework for any singer at any level to address current vocal deficiencies and plan for a future of life singing. A plan, a process, and measurement strategies will be shared.

Faculty
avatar for Jay Butterfield

Jay Butterfield

Dr. Jay Butterfield has been active in the Barbershop Harmony Society since joining the Vocal Majority as a teen. His service includes teaching in many districts -U.S. and Canada- as well as numerous schools in Europe and the UK. As the Musical Director (emeritus) of Parkside Harmony... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Five Social Media Posts Anyone Can Do This Week
Great social media content keeps your fanbase and community engaged with your barbershop world. Learn how to select from the near-infinite possibilities to consistently deliver meaningful, interesting stories — with a little help from your friends.

Faculty
avatar for Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch

Faculty, Electives
BHS Public Relations Manager Brian Lynch joined the Society staff in 1991, and his roles have included all facets of communications and marketing, including media relations, Harmonizer editor, web content, and database management. He has served 17 years on the Harmony University faculty... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Making Google Workspace Work For Your Space
Google offers the professional versions of its tools through Google Workspace (formerly G-Suite). With the free upgrade for nonprofits, you can transform and centralize your chorus management, while enjoying the benefits of unlimited storage, real-time collaboration, email groups, and more. We'll also cover strategies for organizing your content and how to use Workspace alongside other popular products such as Slack and Groupanizer.

Faculty
avatar for Rafi Hasib

Rafi Hasib

Faculty
Rafi Hasib is a lifelong musician and lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society who sings with Voices of Gotham and Parkside Harmony. He has been a member of groups on the Chapter, District, and Society level, with several roles in leadership. Beyond administration, he has... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Zoom...Bah!, A Zoom-Posture Undoing Exercise
Work with alignment specialist Dr. Gene Spilker as he guides you through exercises to improve your posture, breathing, and singing that might have been affected by sitting in front of a computer for the last year or so!

Faculty
avatar for Gene Spilker

Gene Spilker

Faculty, Electives
Gene (Doc) Spilker is a 35-year, 3rd generation barbershopper with a diverse background. He is a proud front row member of the Ambassadors of Harmony and part of the visual team for most of his barbershop endeavor. He is a certified Performance Judge with BHS. He has coached and choreographed... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Music Theory: You Can Do It!
An introduction to music theory with the goal of demystifying both it and how to approach it. Specifically geared toward singers with limited to no formal music training.

Faculty
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Dr. Gus Sterneman

Faculty, Arranging
Dr. Gus is an active singer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist serving as the Director of Worship and Arts at Abiding Love Lutheran Church in South Austin. He has degrees in Music Theory, Music History, Instrumental Conducting, and a doctorate in Opera/Musical Theatre Conducting... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Painting With Light
Looking for an easy way to enhance the look of your event? Join us for a practical conversation and exploration of stage lighting. Discover multiple stage lighting design solutions for barbershop shows and contests.

Faculty
avatar for Chad Bennett

Chad Bennett

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Chad Bennett has been a professional entertainer for nearly thirty years, performing as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with various ensembles all around the globe. He discovered the joys of barbershop harmony in 1993 when his first quartet Heritage Station won the second annual... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

So You’ve Learned the Song, Now What?!
Somewhere between being off-paper and walking on stage, the “magic” happens with your songs. This course is a mixture of rehearsal techniques and craft as well as paying close attention to the score and the lyrics. The magic is in the creativity that happens during the entire artistic process.

Faculty
avatar for Brian O'Dell

Brian O'Dell

Gold Medal Bass of Forefront, Associate Director of The Alliance Chorus, Electives
Brian O'Dell has been a barbershop singer since 1983. He’s a quartet and chorus bass singer, winning international gold medals with Forefront quartet in 2016 and with The Vocal Majority in 2018. He also sings in a mixed quartet, Purple Haze and is the associate director of The Alliance... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Vocal Percussion For Beginners
Learn how to make the sounds of a basic drum kit, as well as how to create the rhythm and groove of a wide variety of music genres.

Faculty
avatar for Peter Cunningham

Peter Cunningham

Faculty
Peter Cunningham is a Teaching Assistant and pursuing his Masters in Choral Conducting at The Pennsylvania State University. Before pursuing graduate work, he taught at James Madison High School in San Antonio, TX for 7 years. Classically, he has performed all over the US and in Europe... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

What Should We Sing?! Intentionally Building Repertoire For Your Chapter
Have you ever struggled to find songs that fit your group? Ever thought about why you selected a particular song to learn? What about the sequencing of songs for a show beyond the opener and closer? Join Scott Harris, former Arranger & Repertoire Manager for the BHS, to learn how to more thoughtfully make repertoire decisions for your chapter, chorus, or quartet. Scott will discuss difficulty level, lyrical content, arrangement shape, song popularity, and many other topics that will help you build an intentional strategy to add repertoire that fits your group well and sets you up for successful rehearsals and performances!



Faculty

Tuesday August 3, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Mechanics of Artistic Singing: An Intro to Vocal Pedagogy
This course is designed to broaden the singer's toolkit of vocal techniques. Students will learn basic physiology, fundamental singing mechanics, as well as a wide assortment of daily exercises. Following the premise that each discrete movement of the vocal tract produces a predictable change in sound, we will explore the relationship between the changes within the vocal tract and free, healthy, and expressive singing.

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Philip Grant

Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

That’s a Classic! Finding and Adapting “Classical” Choral Music
Finding good copyright-free music can seem difficult if not impossible. If it was written before 1925 (75 years), it is most likely copyright free! We'll have A Very Brief Survey of Historical Time Periods, review some examples of music, talk about some simple ways to adapt them to Barbershop, take a look at some sources, and talk about how to find more.

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Gus Sterneman

Dr. Gus Sterneman

Faculty, Arranging
Dr. Gus is an active singer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist serving as the Director of Worship and Arts at Abiding Love Lutheran Church in South Austin. He has degrees in Music Theory, Music History, Instrumental Conducting, and a doctorate in Opera/Musical Theatre Conducting... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Why Do We Sing?
Our voice. It's our fingerprint - the first voice we hear and sometimes the last voice we hear. But singing is a uniquely human evolution. It heals us. It helps us emote. It is used to communicate and express ourselves in ways that talking does not. This is an uplifting and emotional look at what singing does for our psyche and why it is an important definition of who we are. We live to sing—and we sing to live. Come on a journey into the super power we all have!

Faculty
avatar for Sandi Wright

Sandi Wright

Faculty, Coaching
Sandi Wright is a 53-year member of Sweet Adelines International, a 22-year member of Harmony Incorporated, and an 13-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Sandi directs the St. Louis Vocal Project, a Harmony Incorporated chorus. As a baritone singer she has has earned two... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Why They Leave (and What To Do About It)
There are many reasons that members have to end a chorus membership; through creative problem-solving, we can proactively provide supports that will help prevent these issues.

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Cooke

Jennifer Cooke

Faculty, Electives
Jen started singing barbershop at a young age with her mom, dad, and sister in Marion, Ohio. She brought this love of four-part harmony with her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she joined Sweet Adelines International (SA) in 2000. She has since joined BHS and Harmony, Inc. and remains... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

Tag Tuesdays
We have three stellar tag teachers each Tuesday evening of VHU. On August 03rd, come get your tag singing fix with Cay Outerbridge.

Faculty
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Cayenne Outerbridge

Faculty, Electives
Cay Outerbridge is a barbershop jack-of-all-trades: sought-after arranger, certified Barbershop Harmony Society Music Judge, and international-level chorus director. He sings in Daily Special, a district champion quartet, and teaches private voice and arranging lessons out of his... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Wednesday, August 4
 

4:00pm CDT

Key Moments for Your Guests (aka Moments of Truth)
Each chapter interaction is a moment of truth—the point where an individual chooses to engage or disengage from what is offered. This applies to singers, potential members, guests, audience members, community partners, arts groups and music educators. Identify situations and the multiple moments of truth that are created. Create situations that delight and astound.

Faculty
avatar for Christian Hunter

Christian Hunter

Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Christian Hunter of Flemington, New Jersey, is a very active member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, often infusing his wit and light comedy to his performances and presentations far and wide. He has been a member of the BHS with the Hunterdon County, NJ chapter since 2007 serving... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Keep That Voice Healthy
In this class, we will focus on naturally occurring changes in the voice, vocally abusive behaviors, voice disorders, voice therapy techniques, when to see an otolaryngologist or speech-language pathologist, as well as what to do and what to avoid in order to keep the voice healthy.

Faculty
avatar for Caitlin Castelino

Caitlin Castelino

Faculty
Caitlin Castelino is a 22-year member of Sweet Adelines and is a passionate musician and instructor. She is the Master Director of Diablo Vista Chorus (2020 Harmony Classic AA Champions), baritone of LoveNotes (2014 International Quartet Champions), international faculty member, regional... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Powerful Language For Powerful Coaching
Your words matter! Join veteran coach and trainer Jill Rodgers to craft more effective language for more effective coaching.

Faculty
avatar for Jill Rodgers

Jill Rodgers

Dean, Coaching
Jill is the National Education Coordinator for BHNZ in New Zealand and directs the men's chorus Mighty River Harmony in Hamilton. She also sings in one of New Zealand's top women's quartet Unlimited. Jill is passionate about sharing her experiences and knowledge with aspiring coaches... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Rethinking Your Chorus As a Tech Startup
Many choruses aren't very different from startups--small, scrappy organizations founded by entrepreneurs with a passion to develop a unique product for the market. In this course we'll discuss innovative strategies used by modern tech companies and how their principles can apply directly to how you run your chorus in the digital age. Whether you're looking for ways to engage your members or reinforce tried and true methods, you'll leave with new ideas to breathe new life into your chorus.

Faculty
avatar for Rafi Hasib

Rafi Hasib

Faculty
Rafi Hasib is a lifelong musician and lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society who sings with Voices of Gotham and Parkside Harmony. He has been a member of groups on the Chapter, District, and Society level, with several roles in leadership. Beyond administration, he has... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

The How and Why of Warm-ups
Why do we warm-up and how can I make warm-ups more effective? This course will engage singers into thoughtful reflection as to why we should warm-up, how do we warm-up, and does the warm-up order matter?

Faculty
avatar for Christopher Loftin

Christopher Loftin

Faculty, Electives
Christopher Loftin has been a music team member, choreo leader, and visual coach for the Belleville, IL and St. Charles, MO chapters. He led riser choreo and characterization for AOH on their gold-medal run in 2016. Currently, Christopher is a music team member and visual coach for... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Developing Musicality: Putting It Together (Performer)
The Developing Musicality series is a six-part exploration of how to build musicianship skills by having a better understanding of the art and craft of barbershop. Some of the greatest teachers in barbershop share their insights and show examples of successful, musical performances and develop tools to implement in your singing.

Faculty
avatar for Joe Cerutti

Joe Cerutti

Faculty, Directing
Joe Cerutti has been the artistic director of the Alexandria Harmonizers since 2007, preparing them for an average of 20 performances a year, including multiple performances at the White House, the Supreme Court, Carnegie Hall, and major cities across North America and abroad. He... Read More →
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Introducing Barbershop in the Middle Schools
This class is not only for teachers who are looking for ways to introduce Barbershop into their classrooms, but also for chapter members who are looking for a way to build a successful outreach program with their local middle and elementary schools. Participants will take a trip through the ins and outs of planning for a successful adventure and how to avoid pitfalls along the way. Resources on how to handle the changing male (& female) voices & techniques on developing the skill of harmonizing will be shared by both teacher and participants.

Faculty
avatar for Peggy Viermann Leon

Peggy Viermann Leon

Faculty, Electives
Peggy Viermann Leon is a retired music educator, teaching Vocal Music 31 years at the middle school & elementary levels. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS in Music Education (K-12) & a minor in Speech & Dramatic Arts, later earning a Masters + 45 from... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Performance for Engineers, Scientists, and Music Judges
Hi. I’m Mike Louque, performance judge and information security engineer. If you just thought to yourself “that’s not engineering” this course is for you.

Faculty
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Mike Louque

PER Coach, Quartet Coach
Mike Louque has been a BHS member since 1987, and a certified judge since 2007 including multiple appointments to the Presentation and Performance boards of review. As a quartet performer, Mike is a district champion with multiple appearances as an international semi-finalist, and... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Singing Can Be Easy!
You can control your air and manage your accurate tuning, vowel targets, transitional areas, low and high notes, wall of sound, consistent resonance, without thinking about any of these things. Come find out why the Italians of 1800 had such amazing control of their vocal folds!

Faculty
avatar for Debra Lynn

Debra Lynn

Faculty, Electives
Debra Lynn is a Direct-Line Scholar of Garcia-Marchesi Bel Canto, the 1800’s fundamental Italian approach to singing. She has her undergraduate degree in Voice Performance, performed in concert venues in Austria, Germany, France, Scotland, Ireland and throughout the United States... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Who Designed That?
Learn how to use concepts, staging, theatrics, and precision choreography when building a presentation for the musical plan to create visual plans that support the music.

Faculty
avatar for Cynthia Hansen Ellis

Cynthia Hansen Ellis

Faculty
Masters Degree Western Michigan UniversityWorked for Disney Main Street Entertainment40+ Years Barbershop & Sweet Adeline’s performance coachingJudge for A Cappella Education AssociationPerformance coach internationally for BHNZ, BABS, LABBS, HARMONY inc. SNOBS, HOLLAND HARMONY... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Bring Your Songs To Life with Performance Techniques
You've learned the words and notes, but how do you make your song soar off the page? Learn how to make the message of the song your own and deliver it with emotion and storytelling. Utilize the lyrics in tandem with what the arranger has done for you throughout the song. Show your audience how you feel with the expression on your face and your body language. Soon you'll be entertaining everyone with a believable and authentic presentation of your music.

Faculty
avatar for Brian O'Dell

Brian O'Dell

Gold Medal Bass of Forefront, Associate Director of The Alliance Chorus, Electives
Brian O'Dell has been a barbershop singer since 1983. He’s a quartet and chorus bass singer, winning international gold medals with Forefront quartet in 2016 and with The Vocal Majority in 2018. He also sings in a mixed quartet, Purple Haze and is the associate director of The Alliance... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Contest Presentation: The Modern Method
Ever wanted to be an emcee for a barbershop competition? Learn how to be an effective presenter at any contest. Get the inside track on how to take charge of an audience and keep the energy high for every competitor.

Faculty
avatar for Chad Bennett

Chad Bennett

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Chad Bennett has been a professional entertainer for nearly thirty years, performing as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with various ensembles all around the globe. He discovered the joys of barbershop harmony in 1993 when his first quartet Heritage Station won the second annual... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Guide to Creating a Captivating and Effective Performance Plan for Youth
The rising generations have concrete differences in values and expectations. Learn to craft your message and delivery to collaborate with youth to provide a an effective and captivating performance plan that they will love and that will attract other youth singers.

Faculty
avatar for Julian LeFlore

Julian LeFlore

Faculty, Electives
Julian LeFlore is a four year member of the barbershop harmony society but has been singing in the art form much longer. Beginning his barbershop journey in middle school under the direction of John Wernega, signing for the barbershop ensembles he put together, Julian developed a... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Introduction To Resonance Matching
Take a look at the science and math behind the system, as we explore matching trios of mathematically complementary vowels, and how to clarify and unify our unit sound by using resonance rather than vowel matching.

Faculty
avatar for Scott Kitzmiller

Scott Kitzmiller

Faculty, Electives
Scott Kitzmiller joined the Society in 1982, is a member of the South Bend-Mishawaka IN chapter, where he has been Music Vice President, section leader, Chorus Director, coach, and Talent Coordinator.  He has sung in four District Championship quartets, has nine appearances as an... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

PR Basics: Working with Local Media
Let’s get famous! (Or at least recognizable.) Reach busy reporters, editors and producers with stories that matter, in ways that are easy for them to cover, and engaging for their audiences.

Faculty
avatar for Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch

Faculty, Electives
BHS Public Relations Manager Brian Lynch joined the Society staff in 1991, and his roles have included all facets of communications and marketing, including media relations, Harmonizer editor, web content, and database management. He has served 17 years on the Harmony University faculty... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Barbershop Singing Is An Extreme Sport
Did you know that performing and speaking in public is feared more than death, heights, and spiders? What we do is not easy, and by comparing what we do to the training, mental preparation and personal satisfaction of completing an on-stage experience to that of snowboarders, slackline walkers, and cliff climbers there is just not that much difference. Find out why the rush is the same. This class discusses risk taking behavior, stage fright, mental preparation and more. If barbershop singing was easy, more people would do it!

Faculty
avatar for Sandi Wright

Sandi Wright

Faculty, Coaching
Sandi Wright is a 53-year member of Sweet Adelines International, a 22-year member of Harmony Incorporated, and an 13-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Sandi directs the St. Louis Vocal Project, a Harmony Incorporated chorus. As a baritone singer she has has earned two... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Guessing and Messing Up As You Sing: the Key to Creating a Musical Mind
Learning to be an amazing musician is a road littered with countless mistakes. Learn to embrace the messy, yet satisfying journey to being your best musician with Dr. Jeff Taylor.

Faculty
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Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Dr. Jeff Taylor didn’t start learning music until high school, but somehow he eventually earned a doctorate in choral conducting at Arizona State U. as a student of Dr. Greg Lyne. He has judged over a hundred choral and barbershop contests and taught at schools in New Zealand, Australia... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Mechanics of Artisitic Singing: Advanced Vocal Pedagogy
This course is designed to broaden the singer's toolkit of vocal techniques. Students will learn basic physiology, fundamental singing mechanics, as well as a wide assortment of daily exercises. Following the premise that each discrete movement of the vocal tract produces a predictable change in sound, we will explore the relationship between the changes within the vocal tract and free, healthy, and expressive singing.

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Philip Grant

Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Rehearsal Tools For Different Learning Styles
Explore the different types of learning intelligences, how these affect the way our members engage in rehearsals, and a variety of tools we can use to reach each learner.

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Cooke

Jennifer Cooke

Faculty, Electives
Jen started singing barbershop at a young age with her mom, dad, and sister in Marion, Ohio. She brought this love of four-part harmony with her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she joined Sweet Adelines International (SA) in 2000. She has since joined BHS and Harmony, Inc. and remains... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Thursday, August 5
 

4:00pm CDT

Giving Great Feedback
As performers and volunteers, we thrive on feedback that is well-delivered. Meet your expectations using motivational and corrective feedback to build confidence and competence in others! Build value and create great relationships.

Faculty
avatar for Bill Hickman

Bill Hickman

Faculty
Bill Hickman is Executive Vice President ofthe Evergreen District of BHS and a certified Leadership Facilitator for the Barbershop Harmony Society. As the son of a professional musician Bill always had music in his life, but his barbershop journey didn’t begin until 1980 at a guest... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Developing a Musical Theme
What are the five Themes judged by the MUS category? How can you identify global and local themes in your music and how should that inform your performance choices?

Faculty
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Boo de Bruin

Faculty
Having grown up in the English choral tradition, and subsequently discovered a love for musical theatre, Boo finally encountered barbershop during her postgraduate studies at the University of Bristol. She sang with and latterly directed The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Grow Your Chapter—10 Solid Rules We Swear By
You’ll never believe how many new members their choruses got during the pandemic! Come hang with BHS Society board member Christian Hunter of Somerset Hills Harmony—aka Hot Rods and Harmony—and Katie Macdonald of Parkside Melody to see their top 10 Recruitment tips that have totally changed their chorus culture even during the pandemic.

Faculty
avatar for Christian Hunter

Christian Hunter

Faculty, Leadership Seminar
Christian Hunter of Flemington, New Jersey, is a very active member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, often infusing his wit and light comedy to his performances and presentations far and wide. He has been a member of the BHS with the Hunterdon County, NJ chapter since 2007 serving... Read More →
avatar for Katie Macdonald

Katie Macdonald

Faculty
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Katie grew up performing in musical theater, jazz, and opera throughout high school and college. She majored in Music with a minor in Business from Towson University and pursued a career in Arts Administration. She serves the Barbershop Harmony Society... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Spice Up Your Live AND Zoom Rehearsals with Chorus Challenges!
Using break out rooms, learn how to set up fun and educational summer group challenges for your online chorus rehearsals. Packets for sight-reading and choreography challenges, in particular, will be shared.

Faculty
avatar for Peggy Viermann Leon

Peggy Viermann Leon

Faculty, Electives
Peggy Viermann Leon is a retired music educator, teaching Vocal Music 31 years at the middle school & elementary levels. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS in Music Education (K-12) & a minor in Speech & Dramatic Arts, later earning a Masters + 45 from... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Stop Aging In Its Tracks
Our bodies change as we age, and our voices are no different. Discover how the vocal mechanism is affected as we progress through life changes, and find out what you can do to keep your voice strong and healthy throughout the lifespan!

Faculty
avatar for Caitlin Castelino

Caitlin Castelino

Faculty
Caitlin Castelino is a 22-year member of Sweet Adelines and is a passionate musician and instructor. She is the Master Director of Diablo Vista Chorus (2020 Harmony Classic AA Champions), baritone of LoveNotes (2014 International Quartet Champions), international faculty member, regional... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Developing Musicality: Beyond Notes and Words
The Developing Musicality series is a six-part exploration of how to build musicianship skills by having a better understanding of the art and craft of barbershop. Some of the greatest teachers in barbershop share their insights and show examples of successful, musical performances and develop tools to implement in your singing.

Faculty
avatar for Steve Tramack

Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Engaging BIPOC Youth in a Predominantly White Hobby
This class will explore ways in which we can better reach people and communities with which barbershop has previously had less success teaching over the years. This class is a must for all chapter leaders!

Faculty
avatar for Julian LeFlore

Julian LeFlore

Faculty, Electives
Julian LeFlore is a four year member of the barbershop harmony society but has been singing in the art form much longer. Beginning his barbershop journey in middle school under the direction of John Wernega, signing for the barbershop ensembles he put together, Julian developed a... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

How to Talk to Music Educators about Barbershop
I love barbershop, you love barbershop, we all love barbershop! Now how do we spread the word? In this elective, we'll take a look at how you can make an impact with your local schools!

Faculty
avatar for Dan Rohovit

Dan Rohovit

Faculty, Music Educator
Daniel Rohovit has been singing barbershop since he was in high school. He received a Bachelor's of Music Education at Cornell College, and immediately started teaching. He's been the Choir Director at Anna High School since 2016, and has taken his choirs to the Barbershop Midwinter... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

It's Not Just a Song
Learning a song’s interpretation from the lyrics and story telling first. Understand the who, what, where, when, and why of the song you’re singing.

Faculty
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Cynthia Hansen Ellis

Faculty
Masters Degree Western Michigan UniversityWorked for Disney Main Street Entertainment40+ Years Barbershop & Sweet Adeline’s performance coachingJudge for A Cappella Education AssociationPerformance coach internationally for BHNZ, BABS, LABBS, HARMONY inc. SNOBS, HOLLAND HARMONY... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Bel Canto to Barbershop
Singing is singing, right? HA! As you've probably discovered by now, barbershop and classical music require different techniques. Accordingly, in this class we will discuss the most common issues classical singers face when singing barbershop literature, and I will share the key tools needed to fluently transition between the two styles.

Faculty
avatar for Dr. Philip Grant

Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

On the Right Track: Mixing Barbershop Recordings
Ever wondered why professionally-recorded tracks sound so good? Learning the basics of audio production will teach you new ways to think about sound, and help you add polish to your recordings.

Faculty
avatar for Andrew Carolan

Andrew Carolan

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Andrew is the director of Toronto Northern Lights and Grand Harmony Chorus (SAI); a certified Music judge; and sought after as a coach and arranger for top ensembles.He is passionate about leading singers to personal growth through music, and loves nothing more than to teach about... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

So You Sing Well—Now What?
Regardless of where you are in your journey, even if you don’t sing perfectly, this class is a game changer. When you perform, you only get to leave the audience with one thought. You have to know your brand. It’s a key ingredient! Make sure you know what it is, how to refine it and why?

Faculty
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Paul Ellinger

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Paul is a multifaceted presenter. In his 9 years on faculty at HU, he has taught/coached singing, music, performance, directing concepts and chapter growth. In one session with Paul you will get to see first hand his passion for helping others and his ability to address enormously... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Tag Writing Unveiled
Discover the secrets of great tags past and present under the guidance of one of the Society's best tag writers, Brent Graham.

Faculty
avatar for Brent Graham

Brent Graham

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Brent Graham is one of the most respected arrangers and coaches in Barbershop. He has arranged over 200 songs in the style, and those arrangements have been sung by a wide variety of vocal ensembles including Gold medal quartets and choruses. He has coached men’s and women’s ensembles... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

A Cappella Arranging
Following the outline of the Deke Sharon and Dylan Bell book, "A Cappella Arranging," we will go step by step through the creative process of putting a pop song on paper for unaccompanied voices.

Faculty
avatar for Peter Cunningham

Peter Cunningham

Faculty
Peter Cunningham is a Teaching Assistant and pursuing his Masters in Choral Conducting at The Pennsylvania State University. Before pursuing graduate work, he taught at James Madison High School in San Antonio, TX for 7 years. Classically, he has performed all over the US and in Europe... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Membership From A-Z
Discuss the different ways to create a solid and proactive membership program within our chapters, from the ground up.

Faculty
avatar for Jennifer Cooke

Jennifer Cooke

Faculty, Electives
Jen started singing barbershop at a young age with her mom, dad, and sister in Marion, Ohio. She brought this love of four-part harmony with her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she joined Sweet Adelines International (SA) in 2000. She has since joined BHS and Harmony, Inc. and remains... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Practice With Purpose
Have you struggled to practice or learn new music over the past year, knowing that you couldn't meet regularly to sing with others? Well, the opportunity to have chorus rehearsals is on the horizon - let's be ready! We'll look at strategies and tools to make our personal practice time more meaningful and productive.

Faculty
avatar for Amy Patterson

Amy Patterson

Faculty
Amy Patterson is the Assistant Director of A Cappella Showcase, the 2019 Harmony, Inc. International Chorus Champions, and is a Co-Lead Section Leader of Harbourtown Sound. She is a certified Singing Judge (HI) and active coach. Amy has served on the faculties for Harmony College... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Vaporize Your Butterflies
Knees shaking and heart racing can be normal experiences of nervousness, but what do we do about them? This course dives into your autonomic nervous system function, explains what's happening and why, and gives you strategies to help you get to the ideal state for performing.

Faculty
avatar for Donya Metzger

Donya Metzger

Faculty
Donya has been around Barbershop her whole life, and has made a career of working with performers. She's been teaching voice for over 20 years and is a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and became a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in 2020. Her beginning as a... Read More →


Thursday August 5, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

From the Vault
Past international president Don Fuson shows us footage of the Midstates 4 in Korea while on a USO tour. Don will be joined by panelists who have also done tours and talk about their impact and significance.

Faculty
avatar for Steve Scott

Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Thursday August 5, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Friday, August 6
 

4:00pm CDT

Skills for Coaching Others
Learn the five steps of coaching to transfer knowledge and skills to others. These steps can be used by anyone as you build value, competence and confidence in others.  Develop a coaching plan for team members.

Faculty
avatar for Manny Lopez

Manny Lopez

Faculty, Leadership


Friday August 6, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Anatomy of Singing: How To Use Your Voice More Effectively
The objective of this class is to give you an overview of which muscles and organs are involved in producing your best voice. We will share tips and tricks to localize them and how we consciously include them in our exercises.

Faculty
avatar for Kerstin Greaves

Kerstin Greaves

Nach dem Abiturabschluss am Musikgymnasium G. E. Lessing in Hoyerswerda studierte Kerstin Musik und Germanistik an der Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig. Sie wechselte zur Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin und führte gleichzeitig ihre klassische Gesangsausbildung an der Semperoper in... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Healthy Chapter Initiative: THINK and Chapter Assessment Overview
Learn the 3-step THINK process that guides a chapter’s self-discovery. The program allows a chapter to evaluate its programs and activities to support the chapter identity and its musical product.

Faculty
avatar for Terry Reynolds

Terry Reynolds

Faculty, Leadership
Terry Reynolds has held numerous positions with the Barbershop Harmony Society serving on the Leadership Operations Project Team (LOPT), Chorus Director Development Committee, as a Certified Trainer for Chorus Director Workshop Intensive (CDWI), and on the Leadership Academy Training... Read More →
avatar for Steve Wysomierski

Steve Wysomierski

Faculty, Leadership
Steve Wyszomierski is a 47-year member of the Society. He has held numerous chapter and District offices in the Johnny Appleseed District. He served as JAD President in 2015-2016. Steve has been a member of the chapter officer training faculty for more than 25 years and currently... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Language of Leadership
The words we choose to say impact ourselves and others. Longtime educator, director, and PER judge Charlotte Murray shares some of the ways she has found succes with her choruses.

Faculty
avatar for Charlotte Murray

Charlotte Murray

Faculty, Coaching
Charlotte Murray has been a registered Performance Judge since 2019. She co-founded Vocal FX Chorus in 2003. Under her directorship the chorus has travelled to International and has placed in the top 10 on numerous occasions. Charlotte is a High School Music Educator from Wellington... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Listening to Music With a Barbershop Ear
Have you ever watched a singer on a television program or YouTube video and wonder how what the performer is doing would translate to barbershop? Spend some time with judge Alex as he shows you how to take what you love about other genres of music and put it into practice for your barbershop performances.

Faculty
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Alexander de Bruin

Faculty
Alex has been singing barbershop music since high school, and was an inaugural member of The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers (TUBBS). He entered the world of "real" barbershop in 2009, following a workshop run for TUBBS by the Great Western Chorus of Bristol (GWC). With GWC... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Coming Out of Lockdown and Back Into Rehearsal
Choruses in New Zealand have been singing together for months. Charlotte shares how her choruses regrouped, reset, and renewed their "why" as they came out of the pandemic.

Faculty
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Charlotte Murray

Faculty, Coaching
Charlotte Murray has been a registered Performance Judge since 2019. She co-founded Vocal FX Chorus in 2003. Under her directorship the chorus has travelled to International and has placed in the top 10 on numerous occasions. Charlotte is a High School Music Educator from Wellington... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Developing Musicality: Groove Nation
The Developing Musicality series is a six-part exploration of how to build musicianship skills by having a better understanding of the art and craft of barbershop. Some of the greatest teachers in barbershop share their insights and show examples of successful, musical performances and develop tools to implement in your singing. This session features legendary singer, director, judge, and arranger Mark Hale!

Faculty
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Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

How to Make a Learning Track
Learn all the ins and outs of what it takes to make a good learning track. We will be discussing sound treatment, microphones, hardware, software, recording, editing, mixing and mastering, and other good practices. It's five hours of valuable content put into 50 minutes!

Faculty
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Kohl Kitzmiller

Section Leader, Next Gen
Kohl has been a barbershopper officially for over 20 years, but unofficially since birth! During his time as a barbershopper, he as been a member of the 2015 International Quartet Champions, Instant Classic as well as his mixed quartet Half and Half and men’s chorus Circle City... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Vocal Development: Intentional Skill Building
The most important part of rehearsal is the time you spend on warm ups—if you do it right. Change your auto pilot routine into an engaging opportunity for vocal development and skill building!

Faculty
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Kim Newcomb

Section Leader, Music Educator
Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

A Tiring New World: Maintaining Vocal Health in a Post-covid Society
More than a year of video meetings, microphones, virtual choirs, and car-bershop have introduced new challenges to maintaining our vocal health. Join music educator and SNG judge candidate Ben Shively as he provides solutions to old and new vocal problems in post-covid barbershop.

Faculty
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Ben Shively

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Ben Shively taught choir at Rodeo Palms Junior High School in Houston, Texas for the past five years. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music & Dance, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Choral Conducting... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Hook, Line, and Singer
Learn to craft a natural, artistic lyric delivery that brings your music to life. Great for directors or performers wanting to find the next level of musicality.

Faculty
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Andrew Carolan

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Andrew is the director of Toronto Northern Lights and Grand Harmony Chorus (SAI); a certified Music judge; and sought after as a coach and arranger for top ensembles.He is passionate about leading singers to personal growth through music, and loves nothing more than to teach about... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Rhythm In My Bones
Want to understand rhythm better? Start with the body! Using tools from master body percussionist Keith Terry, we'll stomp and clap our way to a deeper understanding of how rhythm moves us, and how we can integrate these physical tools into our singing rehearsals.

Faculty
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Donya Metzger

Faculty
Donya has been around Barbershop her whole life, and has made a career of working with performers. She's been teaching voice for over 20 years and is a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and became a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in 2020. Her beginning as a... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

The Personality Puzzle
Many of us have taken personality tests before, but do you know who your ensemble members are? Why do you work better with certain types of people? This course will begin awareness of our learning styles and those of our riser mates.

Faculty
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Christopher Loftin

Faculty, Electives
Christopher Loftin has been a music team member, choreo leader, and visual coach for the Belleville, IL and St. Charles, MO chapters. He led riser choreo and characterization for AOH on their gold-medal run in 2016. Currently, Christopher is a music team member and visual coach for... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Vocal Techniques for Directors
This course is designed to broaden the director’s toolkit of vocal techniques and exercises for the chorus members. Following the premise that each discrete movement of the vocal tract produces a predictable change in sound, students will learn to isolate and control the major contributors needed to create any desired ensemble sound.

Faculty
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Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Risk-Taking and Building Connection: the Most Important Thing You Might Not Be Doing (1/2)
This course explores why people choose to sing together and how singing has naturally healing properties. Successful educator Clay Monson shares his story as a singer to illustrate ways in which Barbershop is restorative. This course will introduce key ideas and concepts that will be developed in the Part II workshop.

Faculty
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Clay Monson

Faculty, Electives
This middle school teacher may be zanier than he appears. Over the past decade, Clay has taught acting, writing, and literature to students of all ages and ability levels. During the COVID 19 global pandemic, he became interested in looking at how communities could continue to build... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Stage Fright: the Lies and the Realities
This session will allow us to rid ourselves of the fears of singing in any situation and only leaving just enough excitement to make it fun! It is so freeing to discover that our fears are based on flawed logic and inaccurate assumptions about what audiences are actually thinking. Join this interactive class and free yourself to sing and perform at higher levels like never before!

Faculty
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Paul Ellinger

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Paul is a multifaceted presenter. In his 9 years on faculty at HU, he has taught/coached singing, music, performance, directing concepts and chapter growth. In one session with Paul you will get to see first hand his passion for helping others and his ability to address enormously... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

Visualizing Overtones
All humans generate a series of pitches above the one being sung, which we call overtones. How does all of that work? Physicist Dr. Lee Powell shows you what you sound like and gives tips to maximizing your resonance using science.

Faculty
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Dr. Lee Powell

Faculty, Voice & Performance
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... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

8:00pm CDT

What Are You Doing With Your Time?
Since music only occurs in time, we have to be attentive to every moment in our performances to make the most of opportunities to connect with the audience. What musical tools do we have to do that?

Faculty
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Rob Hopkins

Faculty
Rob Hopkins was inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2017. A member since 1976, Rob served as Society President in 2004-05. He has been a judge for 26 years, first in Arrangement, then Music, and currently Administrative Judge. He served as C&J Committee Chairman when the... Read More →


Friday August 6, 2021 8:00pm - 8:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

9:00pm CDT

From the Vault
This video will feature David Wright at the Muehlebach Hotel in Kansas City describing the very first, chance meeting of O.C. Cash and Rupert Hall in the actual location it happened. This is a not-to-miss event!

Faculty
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David Wright

Faculty
David Wright, from St. Louis, Missouri, is a mathematician, professor, arranger, composer, director, coach, judge (since 1981), HU faculty member, historian, baritone, and member of the Barbershop Harmony Hall of Fame. He helped design the Music Category and served as its first Category... Read More →
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Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Friday August 6, 2021 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Saturday, August 7
 

11:00am CDT

Quartet Coaching - Session 3
For those quartets that are able to gather together, Virtual Harmony University offers three sessions with an international-calibre coach for two hours on three successive Saturdays: July, 24, 31, and August 7.

Each session is with a different coach, allowing you to work with Singing, Music, AND Performance experts.

You will be able to choose from a list of coaches (subject to availability) and communicate directly with them to build a rapport and establish goals ahead of time. This will allow for your virtual coaching sessions to be filled with wonderful coaching experiences.

Faculty
avatar for Jill Rodgers

Jill Rodgers

Dean, Coaching
Jill is the National Education Coordinator for BHNZ in New Zealand and directs the men's chorus Mighty River Harmony in Hamilton. She also sings in one of New Zealand's top women's quartet Unlimited. Jill is passionate about sharing her experiences and knowledge with aspiring coaches... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 11:00am - 12:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Barbershop and Academic Research
What has been published in academic circles regarding barbershop? How has the perception of barbershop changed in the academic world? Join this roundtable of researchers to continue the conversation and to look ahead to what is next.

Faculty
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Nicky McGrath

Faculty
Nicky McGrath (MMusS, BCI) is a vocal pedagogue and performer specialising in contemporary voice. Her teaching philosophy is equal parts joy and science, grounded in free, efficient, sustainable voice use. Nicky works with healthy and injured voices in her private voice studio, coaches... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Reading Session: Liturgical Barbershop
Which songs in the barbershop style are appropriate for church services? Longtime church musician Dr. Gus Sterneman shares his favorites and will provide suggested lists for different liturgical seasons.

Faculty
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Dr. Gus Sterneman

Faculty, Arranging
Dr. Gus is an active singer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist serving as the Director of Worship and Arts at Abiding Love Lutheran Church in South Austin. He has degrees in Music Theory, Music History, Instrumental Conducting, and a doctorate in Opera/Musical Theatre Conducting... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Reading Session: World Barbershop Music
Dive into lovely arrangements in foreign languages performed by barbershop quartets and choruses from around the world. Listen to and learn to create the sounds of native speakers of Spanish, Japanese, Swedish, Maori, German and more using the powerful tool of International Phonetic Alphabet. Deepen your understanding of barbershop's impact outside of the US and the impact of international musicians on barbershop. Go home ready to expand your ensemble's repertoire with fresh, gorgeous music that will invigorate singers and audiences alike.

Faculty
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Ravi Raghuram

Faculty, Directing
Ravi Raghuram is an elementary music teacher in Fort Myers, FL. He earned his Bachelor's in Music Education studying with Dr. Jim Henry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He co-directed San Diego’s first all-gender barbershop chorus, Pacific Coast Harmony.Ravi sings bass with... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Working With Humans
Human beings need to have their basic needs met before they can really unlock and transcend their performances. Work with Dr. Liz Garnett as she helps you build safe spaces to empower your singers.

Faculty
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Dr. Liz Garnett

Faculty, Electives
Dr Liz Garnett is a musicologist, choral clinician and close-harmony arranger. Her research focuses on music and social values, and her publications include two books, The British Barbershopper: A Study in Socio-Musical Values (2005) and Choral Conducting and the Construction of Meaning... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

1:00pm CDT

Risk-Taking and Building Connection: the Most Important Thing You Might Not Be Doing (2/2)
This course explores why people choose to sing together and how singing has naturally healing properties. Successful educator Clay Monson shares his story as a singer to illustrate ways in which Barbershop is restorative. This course develops ideas introduced in the Part I elective.

Faculty
avatar for Clay Monson

Clay Monson

Faculty, Electives
This middle school teacher may be zanier than he appears. Over the past decade, Clay has taught acting, writing, and literature to students of all ages and ability levels. During the COVID 19 global pandemic, he became interested in looking at how communities could continue to build... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 1:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

Arranger Roundtable
Sit down with some of barbershop's best arrangers and get your questions answered about your favorite arrangements or get advice for working on your own.

Faculty
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Steven Armstrong

Faculty, Arranging
Steve has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1976, joining the Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen when he was just 13 years of age. He has directed several choruses in international competitions and after serving for 20 years as front line director of the Toronto Northern... Read More →
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Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →
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David Wright

Faculty
David Wright, from St. Louis, Missouri, is a mathematician, professor, arranger, composer, director, coach, judge (since 1981), HU faculty member, historian, baritone, and member of the Barbershop Harmony Hall of Fame. He helped design the Music Category and served as its first Category... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

How To Create a Performance Tattoo
What are characteristics of performances that stick in the audience and singer's hearts and minds long after the event has passed? Veteran judge, coach, and director Anna Roseberg shares her lifetime of experience to help you have lasting impact.

Faculty
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Anna Rosenberg

Faculty, Electives
Anna started as the choreographer of Rönninge Show Chorus in Sweden when she was only 19 years old. She joined the SAI International Judging Program in 2010 and is now a certified Visual Communication Judge. She has been directing Pearls of the Sound, Harmony Classic A & AA winner... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

Rehearsal Techniques
What is rehearsal planning? How do I control pacing? Which songs should I sing at what times? When is the best time for break? Get these important questions and more answered.

Faculty
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Kim Wonders

Faculty
Kim Wonders has a B.S. in Music Education, and a Masters in Education in Administration and Supervision. She was a high school choral director for 31 years in Nashville, TN., spending her last 24 years at Hunters Lane High School. Kim was the Music Department Chair and taught International... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

2:00pm CDT

The Singing Actor (3/3)
A three-part series featuring master coach and teacher Theresa Weatherbee as she shares how successful singing performances are successful acting performances.

Faculty
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Theresa Weatherbee

Electives
Theresa Weatherbee is 40 year member of Harmony, Inc. and the current Performance Category Director. She also serves the Barbershop Harmony Society as a Performance Judge and Certified Musical Director. Theresa brings her world of musical theater training and stage experience into... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

3:00pm CDT

Become The Most Improved Quartet
You may never win a gold medal, but you can become the most improved quartet! In this session, participants will learn a tried-and-true rehearsal regime to maximize improvement over short periods of time. While this session will be geared primarily toward quartetting, there are sure to be gems applicable to choruses as well.

Faculty
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Dr. Jay Dougherty

Faculty
Dr. Jay Dougherty is the Music Department Chair and the Director of Choral Activities at Marietta College in the Mid-Ohio Valley where he teaches all campus choral ensembles, choral methods, beginning conducting, and advanced choral conducting. Jay holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

3:00pm CDT

Diversity in Barbershop: LGBTQ and Gender Identity Discussion in BHS
Barbershop in the 20th century has largely been a homogeneous population, but it can and should be more. This roundtable discussion will explore challenges related to inclusion and discuss possible solutions and exam successful case studies.

Faculty
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Allen Otto

Faculty, Voice & Performance
Allen has been involved with performance and production for since 2003, including as an actor, director, coach, clinician and trainer. ‍ Allen is currently an adjudicator in the Performance category for the Barbershop Harmony Society, has been a lecturer for Harmony University and... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

3:00pm CDT

Powerful Musical Moments
If you think back to the greatest barbershop songs you've heard, there are invariably special moments that make you go "wow". We will talk about what makes these moments so memorable, how you can identify special moments, and what you can do to create "wow" moments for your audience. We will look at this both from a musical and a performance perspective.

Faculty
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Alexander Koller

Faculty
Alexander Koller is a Pending Candidate Music Judge in BHS and a co-founder and co-organizer of the BinG! Coaching Certification Program and the European Harmony Brigade. He caught the barbershop bug in the Big Apple Chorus during a one-year visit to New York, and has sung and competed... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Schmidt

Stefanie Schmidt

Faculty
Stefanie Schmidt (she/her)Stef is a member of both BHS and BinG! (Barbershop in Germany). She has been involved in barbershop for just over a decade. Although she has sung Lead for years, her friends kept telling her she was actually “mentally a Baritone”. So in 2018 she gave... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

3:00pm CDT

The Inner Game of Music
Why is it that singers have nerves during performances or contests? How can we combat this? This course will go in to the principles laid out in the book, Inner Game of Music by Barry Green, and expand upon how we can focus our rehearsals to eliminate our own distractions.

Faculty
avatar for Christopher Loftin

Christopher Loftin

Faculty, Electives
Christopher Loftin has been a music team member, choreo leader, and visual coach for the Belleville, IL and St. Charles, MO chapters. He led riser choreo and characterization for AOH on their gold-medal run in 2016. Currently, Christopher is a music team member and visual coach for... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm CDT

Arranger Roundtable II
Sit down with some of barbershop's best arrangers and get your questions answered about your favorite arrangements or get advice for working on your own.

Faculty
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Anthony Bartholomew

Faculty, Arranging
Anthony has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2005, and a certified Music judge since 2013, where he has also served on the Board of Review. He got his start singing with, and later directing, the El Paso Border Chorders (1964 international SPEBSQSA chorus champions... Read More →
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Adam Bock

Faculty
Adam is a longtime barbershopper and arranger. He has arranged for a wide variety of vocal groups including many prominent BHS and SAI quartets and choruses and is one of the founders of the Gotham Arrangers Lab. He earned his Bachelors in Music Composition in St. Louis before moving... Read More →
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Patrick McAlexander

Faculty
Patrick McAlexander grew up in Indianapolis, IN, with two barbershoppers as parents, and he joined his dad's chorus as soon as he was allowed, at the age of 7. Since then, he has been very active in barbershop, singing in many quartets including two-time collegiate medalist Ohana... Read More →
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Adam Scott

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Adam Scott owns a private music studio in Nashville. He holds a M.M. in choral conducting and a B.A. in music composition. Previous to this he worked as music educator and editor of music publications for the Barbershop Harmony Society. He has collaborated with composers and arrangers... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm CDT

Complete Vocal Technique Applied to Barbershop
The objective of this class is to explore how to provide strong support for your barbershop singing, enabling you to produce sounds in a natural and healthy way. We will dive into the techniques required to accomplish your artistic goals and to give you the possibility to access all the sounds that the human voice can produce. All sounds are valuable for your personal repertoire and, with this in mind, we experiment and sing a lot.

Faculty
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Kerstin Greaves

Nach dem Abiturabschluss am Musikgymnasium G. E. Lessing in Hoyerswerda studierte Kerstin Musik und Germanistik an der Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig. Sie wechselte zur Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin und führte gleichzeitig ihre klassische Gesangsausbildung an der Semperoper in... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm CDT

Effective Music Leadership Teams
Explore the ways a music leadership team can operate and work together to deliver a positive music program that supports your chapter goals and invigorates your members. Avoid director burn out (or dictatorship) with some real strategies for working together as a highly functioning team.

Faculty
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Greg Caetano

Faculty, Leadership
Greg holds a lifetime membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society. A second generation barbershopper of a Region 1 Sweet Adeline, he has been a member of 4 chapters spanning 3 Districts since joining in June 1986. He has served as a frontline director for 3 BHS chapters and 1 Harmony... Read More →
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Terry Reynolds

Faculty, Leadership
Terry Reynolds has held numerous positions with the Barbershop Harmony Society serving on the Leadership Operations Project Team (LOPT), Chorus Director Development Committee, as a Certified Trainer for Chorus Director Workshop Intensive (CDWI), and on the Leadership Academy Training... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm CDT

How to Sing Silence: Impactful Pauses
"Music is the silence between the notes," so says Debussy and, indeed, all of us have experienced the deep emotional impact that a pause in the music can have. But how do you sing silence? How long does a pause need to be? What do you do during the pause? We will discuss these questions with examples from gold medal performances, and talk about how you can sing effective pauses, from a musical and a performance perspective.

Faculty
avatar for Alexander Koller

Alexander Koller

Faculty
Alexander Koller is a Pending Candidate Music Judge in BHS and a co-founder and co-organizer of the BinG! Coaching Certification Program and the European Harmony Brigade. He caught the barbershop bug in the Big Apple Chorus during a one-year visit to New York, and has sung and competed... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Schmidt

Stefanie Schmidt

Faculty
Stefanie Schmidt (she/her)Stef is a member of both BHS and BinG! (Barbershop in Germany). She has been involved in barbershop for just over a decade. Although she has sung Lead for years, her friends kept telling her she was actually “mentally a Baritone”. So in 2018 she gave... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

4:00pm CDT

Quartet Management
Being in a barbershop quartet is like being in a four-way relationship. It’s amazing and fulfilling, but it’s also DIFFICULT!! Let’s talk about the different aspects of being in a quartet outside of the music and singing. We’ll cover communication, emotional health, logistics, finances, and more!

Faculty
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Ali Hauger

Faculty
Ali is a 15 year Sweet Adeline and member of the Barbershop Harmony society. She is a two-time collegiate champ and the baritone/lead of GQ, BHS’ current 4th place medalists.Ali has a passion for authentic singing and performing through the development of being your authentic self... Read More →
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Katie Macdonald

Faculty
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Katie grew up performing in musical theater, jazz, and opera throughout high school and college. She majored in Music with a minor in Business from Towson University and pursued a career in Arts Administration. She serves the Barbershop Harmony Society... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Audio Editing & Mixing Underglass
Audio engineering can seem like an overwhelming and daunting task. Sit down with pro engineer Joshua Armizedi and see what it takes to make your performances and recordings sound top-notch.

Faculty
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Joshua Arizmendi

Faculty, Electives
Joshua is an Assistant Engineer at Chicago Recording Company and has been recording music professionally since 2013. At Chicago Recording Company, he works in Music sessions and in Post-Production sessions, working with talents like Jane Lynch, Brian Tee, Trace Adkins, and more. He's... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Developing a MUSical Message
All of us are storytellers and our challenge is performing in such a way that our audience joins us for the journey. Join MUS judge and coach Alex to explore how to enhance your message from a MUS perspective.

Faculty
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Alexander de Bruin

Faculty
Alex has been singing barbershop music since high school, and was an inaugural member of The University of Bristol Barbershop Singers (TUBBS). He entered the world of "real" barbershop in 2009, following a workshop run for TUBBS by the Great Western Chorus of Bristol (GWC). With GWC... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Posting Like a Pro
The "hanger" is one of the most thrilling elements of barbershop. While it’s also considered to be one of the hardest, it IS doable by all! Join Dr. Grant in a risk-free and supportive environment to develop a hanger that you can count on time and again to thrill your audiences and colleagues alike.

Faculty
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Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

Stage Make-up Tutorial
Doing your make-up for chorus or quartet doesn’t have to be confusing or painful. You don’t have to look like a clown or a character from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". The do’s and dont’s for your chorus or quartet.

Faculty
avatar for Ali Hauger

Ali Hauger

Faculty
Ali is a 15 year Sweet Adeline and member of the Barbershop Harmony society. She is a two-time collegiate champ and the baritone/lead of GQ, BHS’ current 4th place medalists.Ali has a passion for authentic singing and performing through the development of being your authentic self... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

5:00pm CDT

You Be the Judge
Put on your judge hat and watch some past quartet performances. Compare your scores with the BHS judge panel and hear their thoughts about each performance.

Faculty
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Andrew Rembecki

Chorleiter, Herrenbesuch
Andrew Rembecki is a BHS Certified Singing Judge, music educator, singing teacher, choir director, and coach originally from Kansas City, Missouri (US) who has lived in Munich, Germany for the last 3 years. He is the Director of Herrenbesuch, the men's barbershop chorus from Munich... Read More →
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Dr. Jeff Taylor (he, his)

Faculty, Arranger Seminar
Dr. Jeff Taylor didn’t start learning music until high school, but somehow he eventually earned a doctorate in choral conducting at Arizona State U. as a student of Dr. Greg Lyne. He has judged over a hundred choral and barbershop contests and taught at schools in New Zealand, Australia... Read More →
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Sandi Wright

Faculty, Coaching
Sandi Wright is a 53-year member of Sweet Adelines International, a 22-year member of Harmony Incorporated, and an 13-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Sandi directs the St. Louis Vocal Project, a Harmony Incorporated chorus. As a baritone singer she has has earned two... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 5:00pm - 5:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

...and How Does That Make You Feel? Performance and Emotional Experience
Performing and emotions are all wrapped up together and examing how you feel when you feel successful can spur you on to greater success.

Faculty
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Gene Spilker

Faculty, Electives
Gene (Doc) Spilker is a 35-year, 3rd generation barbershopper with a diverse background. He is a proud front row member of the Ambassadors of Harmony and part of the visual team for most of his barbershop endeavor. He is a certified Performance Judge with BHS. He has coached and choreographed... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Best Online Rehearsal Practices You Can Use in Person
As we transition from online to in-person rehearsals, what were the best practices from our virtual experience that are helpful for when we gather together? Dynamic twosome Katie and Rafi share their experiences that will help you to make your rehearsals fun and engaging.

Faculty
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Rafi Hasib

Faculty
Rafi Hasib is a lifelong musician and lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society who sings with Voices of Gotham and Parkside Harmony. He has been a member of groups on the Chapter, District, and Society level, with several roles in leadership. Beyond administration, he has... Read More →
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Katie Macdonald

Faculty
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Katie grew up performing in musical theater, jazz, and opera throughout high school and college. She majored in Music with a minor in Business from Towson University and pursued a career in Arts Administration. She serves the Barbershop Harmony Society... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Developing Musicality: What Makes Music Great?
The Developing Musicality series is a six-part exploration of how to build musicianship skills by having a better understanding of the art and craft of barbershop. Some of the greatest teachers in barbershop share their insights and show examples of successful, musical performances and develop tools to implement in your singing.

Faculty
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David Wright

Faculty
David Wright, from St. Louis, Missouri, is a mathematician, professor, arranger, composer, director, coach, judge (since 1981), HU faculty member, historian, baritone, and member of the Barbershop Harmony Hall of Fame. He helped design the Music Category and served as its first Category... Read More →
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Steven Armstrong

Faculty, Arranging
Steve has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1976, joining the Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen when he was just 13 years of age. He has directed several choruses in international competitions and after serving for 20 years as front line director of the Toronto Northern... Read More →
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Steve Tramack

Faculty
Steve Tramack is a 39-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, who proves the adage that barbershopping runs in the blood. Great-grandfather Frank Barker started a chapter in 1946; his father, Dave, was a 40+ year member, and his son Joshua, wife Renee, and daughters Christina... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

6:00pm CDT

Practicing Like a Pro
Professionals approach their individual practice time in a very specific and disciplined way. In this class, you will learn many of their techniques; from the essential parts of skill building through to the fulfilling practice of developing your creativity, optimism, and humanity.

Faculty
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Dr. Philip Grant

Faculty
Dr. Philip Grant holds a B.Mus. (Opera) from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Simon Fraser University, and a Ph.D. from KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Philip's professional career began in 2002 and spanned over 300 performances around the world... Read More →


Saturday August 7, 2021 6:00pm - 6:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting

7:00pm CDT

Closing General Session
A Harmony University legacy! General Sessions hearken to their HU counterparts and have warms ups, tags, announcements, and more led by the world-class VHU faculty. This closing session will also include a keynote address.

Faculty
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Steve Scott

Director of Harmony University, BHS
Director of Harmony University and Education Services, BHSBME Choral Music Education, Utah State University (2005)MA Vocal Pedagogy, The Ohio State University (2010)MM Choral Conducting, The Ohio State University (2010)


Saturday August 7, 2021 7:00pm - 7:50pm CDT
Zoom Meeting
 
Tuesday, August 31
 

11:00pm CDT

Reminder: All class recordings available until September 1st.
Tuesday August 31, 2021 11:00pm - 11:59pm CDT
 
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