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2023 Harmony University Courses



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

Class offerings include:

  • Arranging from Concept to Performance with Steve Tramack

  • Right Brained Arranging with Kohl Kitzmiller

  • Arranging Fusion with Patrick McAlexander

  • The Definition and the Evolution of the Barbershop Style with Dan Wessler


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

Class offerings, led by the wonderful Jordan Travis and Jill Rodgers include:

  • Practical Coaching

  • Principles of Coaching

  • Coaching in YOUR Lane with Steve Tramack, Charlotte Murray, Jordan Travis, and Jill Rodgers

  • Coach Observer or Mentorship Program: watch and learn from the best! Application here.


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

  • Basic Conducting with Ron Black

  • Intermediate Conducting with Timothy Workman

  • Effective Rehearsal Techniques with Joe Cerutti

  • Score Study and Analysis with Jordan Travis


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

Class offerings include:

  • Service Leadership with Bev Greene

  • Building Belonging: Establishing Community within an Ensemble with Katie Rose

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Maria Christian

  • Building Successful Arts Organizations with Terry Reynolds


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

Class offerings include:

  • TTBB Honors Chorus directed by Stuart Sides

  • SSAA Honors Chorus directed by Debbie Cleveland

  • Next Generation All-Voices Chorus directed by Nelya Pekarek


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 Level 1 with Katy Dane and Debbie Cleveland, and Level 2 with Tessa Walker and Darin Drown

  • Conducting Barbershop with Darin Drown

  • Barbershop Arranging for Music Educators with Kirk Young


Start your journey into developing all of your musicianship skills.

Class offerings include:

  • Rhythm in My Bones with Donya Metzger

  • Practice Techniques with Ben Shively

  • Chords and Progressions with Alex Morris

  • Sight Singing/Ear Training with Adam Bock


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 With Kim Newcomb, Blair Brown, Drew Wheaton, and Dan Wessler

  • Performance for Non-Performers with Sandi Wright

  • Acting for Singers with Allen Otto

  • Performing and Coaching Comedy with Eddie Holt

  • Building and Teaching Visuals and Choreography with Becki Hine


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 with Peter Cunningham

  • Posting Techniques with Philip Grant

  • Vocal Workshop with Nicky McGrath

  • Critical Listening with Ben Shively

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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

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