Welcome to our collection of tutorials, speeches, and classes given specific to our Barbershop style. These videos are all publicly available on YouTube as well.
Harmony's HIVE is also available. The schedule of upcoming classes is below, or Harmony, Inc. members can also watch recorded sessions by clicking the image below.
|Barbershop Singing is an Extreme Sport with Sandi Wright||Friday, Apr 16||7pm EST||Did you know that performing and speaking in public is feared more than death, heights, and spiders? What we do is not easy and by comparing what we do to the training, mental preparation, and personal satisfaction of completing an on-stage experience to that of snowboarders, slackline walkers, and cliff climbers there is just not that much difference. Find out why the rush is the same. This class discusses risk taking behavior, stage fright, mental preparation ,and more. If barbershop singing was easy, more people would do it! Register here.|
|Evolution of Quartet Sound with David Wright||Wednesday, Apr. 21||7pm EST||Barbershop historian Dr. David Wright gives an historical look into how our style arrived at where it is today by examining women’s quartet singing through the years, beginning when organized women’s barbershop began in the 1940s and coming up to the present. Audio and video examples of top Sweet Adelines quartets and some Harmony Inc. quartets in recent years will tell the story of the different decades and we will note the musical and vocal practices that have varied while pinpointing those characteristics that have remained the same. Register here.|
|You Can Do It! with Lindsay Chartier-Holdeman||Thursday, Apr. 22||7pm EST||75-90 min. session. In this class we will acknowledge the realities and challenges we are facing today and talk about how we, as leaders, members, and individuals, can find ways to motivate/self-motivate and be engaged during stressful times. There will be opportunities for participation, discussion, and sharing of ideas. Participants should bring: Writing utensil • Paper (plain & fancy) • 4 squares of toilet paper (preferably unused) • Glass or bottle of water • Kleenex. Register here.|
|Mixed Ingredients with Roxanne Powell, President of MBHA||Tuesday, Apr. 27||7pm EST||You’ve heard about Mixed Barbershop Harmony and you’d like to know more. Drop in for a question and answer session with Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association President Roxanne Powell to learn more about this family-and friend-oriented take on our favorite artform. Register here.|
The Music Category with Steve Tramack, David Wright, Kirk Young, and Kevin Keller.
In this master class style presentation, Music Category experts Steve Tramack, Dr. David Wright, Kirk Young, and Kevin Keller provide a deep dive discussion of the Music Category. The Alexandria Harmonizers, under the direction of Joe Cerutti, provide live examples.
The Singing Category with Jay Butterfield, Richard Lewellen, Tony Colosimo, Drew Wheaton, Matt Gifford, and Steve Scott
In this master class style presentation, Singing Category experts Jay Butterfield, Richard Lewellen, Tony Colosimo, Drew Wheaton, Matt Gifford, and Steve Scott provide a deep dive discussion of the Music Category.
COPYRIGHT AND GRANT BASICS
Copyright 101 with Janice Bane (BHS Copyright & Licensing Manager) and Scott Harris (BHS Arranger & Repertoire Manager)
Please note that these instructions are for our American chapters. Canadian chapters and members have different rules when it comes to learning tracks. Please contact CMRRA for more information.
Grant Basics 101 with Ashley Torroll and Ashley Brown
In addition to briefly describing the BHS grant process, this class will aid you in creating more persuasive and descriptive answers to grant proposal questions to help enable exciting engagement with your communities.
FOR DIRECTORS AND COACHES
The Power of Positive Coaching with Cindy Hansen-Ellis and Paul Ellinger
Positive communication in a coaching session can and will impact the singer, the performance, and the audience. Cindy and Paul will model coaching styles with both registered and pick up groups, and will show do’s and don’t that may not be on your radar based on gender, age, experience, or other issues that need to be navigated.
The Science of Riser Placement with Rob Mance and Steve Scott
Watch Rob Mance spend 90 minutes with a live chorus and talk about “stacking” the risers with several goals in mind. Learn how you can influence blend and pitch by where you put individuals and voice parts.
Directors...STOP TALKING! with Dr. Don Campbell and Kirk Young
Watch Dr. Don Campbell direct a group with limited verbal cues, while Kirk Young breaks down what just happened. Directors can communicate so much more by speaking less, and have wonderful, unintended results!
Director's Roundtable with Gary Steinkamp, Rob Mance and Steve Armstrong
Gary Steinkamp, Rob Mance and Steve Armstrong share ideas and strategies and investigate barriers and frustrations. Collectively, watch how participants develop a new network of peers and friends who want to see directors succeed and learn the most important thing of all.. you are not alone!
AIC STORIES: CHAMPION CONVERSATIONS
Vol. 1 with the Association of International Champions
Hang out with the champs as they share a rare behind-the-scenes look at what happens when you dedicate your life to this level of quartet singing. Fred Farrell leads a panel of gold medalists: Jay Hawkins, Hank Brandt, Mark Hale, Royce Ferguson, Mike Lawton, and Drayton Justus.
HISTORY OF BARBERSHOP WITH DR. DAVID WRIGHT
Dr. David Wright takes an in-depth look at the barbershop art form, its history, how it formed, and how it continues to evolve even today. Wright has been a mainstay every year at our Harmony University with his class History of Barbershop. His class combines many years of extensive research with his own experience with singing barbershop to craft a presentation that’s both entertaining and enlightening.