Have questions about Harmony College Northwest?
Here’s our 2022 team:
Nancy Kurth / firstname.lastname@example.org – (503) 201-2150
ARRANGERS WORKSHOP 2022
Janice Wheeler / email@example.com
DIRECTORS WORKSHOP 2022
Judy Beckman / firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW – Kathy Scheel
Dan Wolfe – HCNW Finance
Don Thorn – EVG Finance
OPERATIONS / RESOURCES
Carl Van Hoff – HCNW Support
Judy Galloway – 541-490-2481
HCNW Mailing Address:
2520 W. Montello
Hood River, OR 97031
2022 PLANNING PROCESS:
Hello Harmony College Northwest Family!
Your HCNW planning team has been hard at work on plans for this summer. As you can likely imagine, our primary focus over the last few months has been creating a safe and enriching experience for our students, faculty, and staff in the midst of continued COVID exposure concerns, limitations on travel, and changing protocols. With so many variables beyond our control, and as much as we had hoped to meet in person, it has become clear that HCNW should be held virtually in 2022.
MANAGING LOGISTICS & LIMITATIONS
After reviewing state and local COVID safety policies, researching best practices and health guidelines from similar events, and communicating with University of Puget Sound event staff, it has become clear that holding an in-person event that allows us to gather to sing, even in small groups, just isn’t possible. As much as we want to reconnect as friends and fellow singers, the on-campus requirements for masking, social distancing, and room capacities will significantly limit class sizes, coaching opportunities, options for shows – including restrictions around singing on campus. We just wouldn’t be able to do the things that make Harmony College Northwest so wonderful. We do know, however, that we can create a fun and fulfilling virtual event, so that’s what we are going to do!
Making a firm decision about holding a Virtual HCNW means that the HCNW team can move full speed ahead with our plans! Last summer, we offered multiple learning tracks, online coaching, specialized workshops, a great closing show… and you can expect more of that in 2022. We’ll be incorporating your feedback, making improvements, and getting everything ready for another fantastic virtual event.