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2023 Harmony University Courses

STAY TUNED FOR 2023 COURSE DETAILS!

We will be launching the 2023 course schedule in Spring 2023. View the course overview from Harmony University 2022 to get an idea for the array of offerings we are planning for 2023!

This week was filled with learning, music and togetherness on a level I have never experienced before...the topics were intriguing and educational. The only problem was that I could not be in two places at once!

— Caroline Simyon, Choral Director and Voice Instructor, Catawba Valley Community College

2023 COURSE OFFERINGS: WEEK AT A GLANCE

ARRANGING/SONGWRITING

Learn the principles of arranging in the barbershop style from the best of the best.

Class offerings include:

  • Advanced Songwriting

  • Arranging 1, 2, and 3

  • Songwriting: Songs for a New Generation

COACHING APPRENTICE AND OBSERVER PROGRAM

We assemble the most talented coaches in the world to instruct our quartets and choruses. Come and learn at their feet!

Class offerings include:

  • Principles of Coaching

  • Coaching Apprentice

  • Coaching Observer

CONDUCTING

Conducting an ensemble involves a combination of musicianship and technique. We have the best of both as instructors!

Class offerings include:

  • Barbershop Conducting Techniques for Music Educators

  • Beginning Conducting

  • Intermediate Conducting

  • Rehearsal Techniques

  • Score Study

LEADERSHIP

Our certified Leadership instructors represent the latest in organizational leadership. We can help you run your community of artists!

Class offerings include:

  • Community Engagement

  • Leading Yourself and Others

MEMBER CHORUSES

Our HU choruses will give you a learning and performing experience that will never be duplicated.

Class offerings include:

  • Men's Honors Chorus

  • Women's Honors Chorus

  • Next Generation Mixed Chorus


MUSIC EDUCATOR

New to barbershop? Want to know how it can work for your school program? At HU, we tell you how.

Class offering:

  • Music Educator Seminar

  • Conducting Barbershop

  • Barbershop Arranging for Music Educators

MUSICIANSHIP

Start your journey into developing all of your musicianship skills.

Class offerings include:

  • Beginning Rhythm Reading Concepts

  • Advanced Rhythm Reading Concepts

  • Fundamentals of Music

  • Music Theory 2, 3, and 4

  • Sight Singing/Ear Training

PERFORMANCE

There are many techniques to give you an edge in your performance. Come find the best for you!

Class offerings include:

  • How to be a Great Tenor/Lead/Baritone/Bass

  • Performance Techniques

  • Posting Like a Pro

  • Practice Like a Pro

  • Acting for Singers

  • Performance and the Nervous System

SINGING

Barbershop singing has evolved to incorporate the latest in vocal science and pedagogy, while keeping in touch with our roots. Take your singing to the next level with us!

Class offerings include:

  • Vocal Health and Habilitation

  • Vocal Techniques

  • Principles of Singing

  • Critical Listening

STAY TUNED FOR 2023 COURSE DETAILS!

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Think you know HU? Look again!

HU course offerings are regularly refreshed and retooled for the barbershop activities you love best! Alongside old favorites, take a peek at just a few of the many innovative NEW courses to surprise and delight you:

PLUS indispensable favorites, like How To Be A Great Lead (Tenor, Bari, Bass), Vocal Techniques, Tune It or Die, Sight Singing, Acting, Theory… the entire universe of barbershop knowledge!

Infinite choices… easy to sort

Start your Harmony University journey by filtering the course list by tracks. Mainly interested in arranging? Click the icon to show those courses. Most students will want to peek into the Voice & Performance track, but you can choose any course from any track.


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Just hover over the title for the full course description and link to the instructor bio. Click the button to quickly add it to your personal schedule.