Harmony College Northwest is for singers!!

INDIVIDUALS

Students will find a wide selection of classes specifically chosen to meet their needs. New barbershoppers, chorus singers, quartetters, directors, “music geeks”…we have lots of courses for every interest. See the course titles and descriptions to get started!
Additionally, HCNW includes a limited number of 20- or 40-minute voice lessons during class sessions. Sign up for these when you sign up for classes. Unlike prior years, there _will not be_ PVIs during Saturday’s dinner.
Our faculty are experts in their areas and are excited to be part of the HCNW team they volunteer their time. Your brain will be stuffed to the brim with information and ideas! After you are registered and paid in full, you will receive details about how to access the handouts, music, and learning tracks for the weekend.

MUSIC EDUCATORS

If you are a music educator, attending HCNW and the Arrangers’ Workshop can earn you clock hours each summer.

  • Washington OSPI approved clock hours will be provided through the Washington Music Educators Association. Clock hours are free to WMEA members. Non-members who are interested pay $1.00 per hour claimed, plus a $5.00 processing fee.  The correct paperwork will be available in the registration area when educators check-in to HCNW.
  • In Oregon, educators planning to attend HCNW submit their individual requests for clock hours/credits to their own school districts.  

The posted schedules along with the class descriptions should be adequate document.  If you need something additional, please contact Judy Galloway.

CHORUSES

Bring your whole chorus and experience up to four incredible coaching sessions. When your chorus isn’t coaching, your chorus members can choose from our wide array of classes. We suggest the “divide and conquer” method for those times when you don’t have coaching: have your chorus members all take different classes, then compare notes and return to your regular rehearsal schedule with lots of tips and ideas. This is a coaching and class experience that will positively light a fire under your chapter’s singers. Click here for more information on “the chorus experience” at HCNW.

QUARTETS

We have an array of coaches available for private coaching sessions to help your quartet achieve its goals whether that is better community performances, improved scores at contest, or getting the most from your chart. In addition to great coaches, we have a host of classes that can bring new skills and understandings to your quartet. For more information about this, visit our Quartet Coaching page.

DIRECTORS

Directors wear many hats so we have a delectable buffet of courses for you to choose from, too. With over 20 classes targeted at directors, you are bound to find classes to help with everything from learning to delegate, to creating better section leaders, to how to get your chorus to learn music faster, or how to use PVIs to improve the vocal skills of your whole chorus. 

MUSIC TEAMS

We have many courses specifically designed for musical leaders. Take classes on how to get more out of the music (and your chorus), or take some courses on how to be a coach. Fine-tune your musical ear with some of the vocal production classes and, of course, widen your network of other chapter music leaders to ask questions and tap them for solutions.  

HCNW has instructors who will help you add expression to your singing, enhance the visual part of your package, and help you tell the story in your song. 

QUARTET / CHORUS COACHING SESSIONS

What an opportunity!  No score sheet, no spotlight. You call the shots! Coach once, coach all available sessions, or coach anything in between: it’s ALL included in your registration to Harmony College! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to attend HCNW as a quartet or chorus and make huge leaps in your skill levels.
We have over 20 coaches ready to serve your needs. Tell us about your quartet and/or chorus and what you see as your challenges, and we’ll find coaches to support you. Our excellent caliber of coaches from far and wide will give you some new perspectives and ideas. Have a favorite coach? We can’t promise, but we’ll do what we can.
Most quartets and choruses coach two or three sessions, and then take some of our excellent courses for the rest of the weekend. This “divide and conquer” method is a great strategy because we have a TON of courses to help your group increase their musical education. We have courses that will help you run your rehearsals, find performances, improve your visual skills, and even figure out the true identity of your group.
Want to get coached the whole weekend? We can help you do that too! Our cadre of fantastic coaches will help you with all facets of your music and performance skills.
Download this Coaching Info.  If you still have questions, feel free to email Valorie Osterman at ValorieHCNW@live.com. We’re ready to help your group craft a truly amazing weekend.