Two Colleges at Harmony University
HU 2022 features a simplified, yet more customizable education experience. Pick from one of two colleges:
If your ensemble is coming to HU to be coached, you will select the Performing Art College. You will receive daily coaching, but the remainder of your schedule is yours to arrange.
All other HU attendees will be in the Harmony College and are free to select courses from any of the tracks including, Arranger, Coaching, Director, Leadership, Music Educator, Next Gen, and Vocal Pedagogy tracks.
All About Tracks
HU 2022 will allow you the opportunity to completely customize your HU experience. Attendees are welcome to pick courses only in their college using suggested course listings or seek to mix and match as needed.
New to HU 2022, the Arranger Track is designed to equip arrangers of all abilities from novice to expert with the tools they need to be successful, including music literacy, theory, composition, and arranging courses.
Previous HUs saw the successful Coaching Apprenticeship Program (CAP). New to HU 2022, the Coaching Track is designed to provide aspiring coaches not only with education but experiences to be a successful coach. Apply to be a coaching observer or apprentice here!
An HU mainstay, the Directors Track is redesigned in 2022 to give directors not only the technical and artistic skills required for conducting an ensemble, but the musical and leadership skills as well.
Leadership Track provides chapter and district leaders foundational principles that all successful organizations demonstrate. Class sizes are small, but powerful.
Music Educator Track
One of our most popular offerings, the Music Educator Track is for both choral teachers new to barbershop and barbershopppers who are new to teaching. New for 2022 are courses for middle school teachers with strategies for providing one, two, and three-part barbershop harmony experiences.
Next Generation Mixed Chorus
The Next Generation Mixed Chorus is for young singers who want to learn more about barbershop. This chorus experience is a mix of fun, incredible learning with singers of the same generation. Next Gen participation is open to youth 18-30 years old with an outstanding director and the best of the best section leaders! Outside of rehearsals, Next Gen participants can select classes from any track.
Voice & Performance Track
New for 2022, the Voice Track is for directors seeking to sharpen their diagnostic skills, section leaders eager to expand their knowledge base, or coaches who want to become more effective at their craft. The Vocal Ped track will have participatory classes like Singing Techniques and Teaching Practicums, as well as science-based vocal function classes. A must for those serious about vocal instruction, whether it be large group voice lessons (a chorus rehearsal) or private vocal instruction.