QUARTET / CHORUS
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 will have coaches ready to serve your needs. 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.
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2023 Harmony College Northwest will be for singers!!
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!
Once again, HCNW is planning to include a limited number of 40-minute voice lessons during class sessions. Sign up for these when you sign up for classes.
Our faculty are experts in their areas and are so excited to be part of the HCNW team that 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.
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.
Bring your whole chorus and experience up to four incredible coaching sessions. When your chorus isn’t being coached, 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. Choruses attending HCNW will receive one free registration for either their director or a member.
Directors wear many hats, you are bound to find classes to help with everything from learning how to motivate and 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.
We will 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 plan to have a host of classes that can bring new skills and understandings to your quartet.
If you are a music educator, attending HCNW and the Arrangers’ Workshop can help you earn 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 $2.00 per hour claimed. Clock hour materials and instructions will be available in the registration area when educators check-in to HCNW.
Once we’re closer to the 2023 weekend, the posted schedules along with the class descriptions should be adequate document for your state to approve for clock hours. If you need something additional, please contact Judy Galloway.
HISTORY: The Evergreen District of the Barbershop Harmony Society celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2022. June 12, 1947 is our District’s official birthday. The Evergreen District started Harmony College Northwest back in the summer of 1980, as the District’s premier educational event for members throughout the District. This June marks our HCNW’s 43rd birthday!