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Stay tuned for 2020 course details!

We will be launching the 2020 course schedule in February 2020. View the course overview from Harmony University 2019 to get an idea for the array of offerings we are planning for 2020!

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 two places at once!

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

2019 Course Offerings: Week at a Glance

A sampling of some of our most popular courses

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:

  • 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
  • Conducting Ballads and Melding Techniques
  • Conducting Techniques for Front Line Directors / for New and Aspiring Directors
  • Outstanding in Front
  • Rehearsal Techniques
  • Skill Development for Indispensable Section Leaders and Assistant Directors

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:

  • Care of the Senior Voice
  • Vocal Techniques
  • Intro to Vocal Pedagogy
  • Advanced Vocal Pedagogy

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

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

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 performing. 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

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

SHOW PRODUCTION

Producing an effective show only happens when education meets preparation.

Class offering:

  • Technical Show Production

Stay tuned for 2020 course details!