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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

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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

Barbershop History

What are the origins of this unique musical style? Partake in our classes for a deeper dive into the beginnings of barbershop.

Class offerings include:

  • Barbershop Woodshedding
  • History of Barbershop

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

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 Edcuator

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

Show Production

Producing an effective show only happens when education meets preparation.

Class offering:

  • Technical Show Production

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