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

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

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

Types of courses 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attend Live Sessions

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

Watch Recordings of Class Sessions

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

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 in to the inevitable and became the Baritone in the international women’s quartet “Identity Crisis”. The quartet was composed of Harmony Brigade singers from 3 countries and competed at SABS 2019. Between 2017 and 2019 she directed the “A Cappella Ladies”, a women’s barbershop chorus with whom she competed at BinG! Barbershop Music Festival in 2018.

Stef has co-founded and presided over the European Harmony Brigade, the first mixed Harmony Brigade, from 2015 to 2018. She is a candidate for the BHS judging program, the first European candidate in the Performance category. She also co-organizes the BinG! Coaching Certification program for the development of German barbershop coaches and is sought after as a coach for Barbershop ensembles all over Europe. In her coaching she focuses on helping performers to bring their most authentic self to their performance and finding ways to make the song truly their own.

If you’ve ever met Stef, you’ve probably noticed that she has a deep passion for all aspects of human communication and will not shut up about it - unless you distract her by tag singing (pro tip). She is bringing to her coaching sessions a full tool box of natural communication techniques and how ensembles can apply them for a more engaging performance.

Stef has used the time during the pandemic to further develop several classes on fundamental topics of performance, communication and learning which she now shares around the globe. 

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