The Art of Barbershop "Everything you will ever need to know about singing in a barbershop quartet"
Quartet College is an intensive, week long coaching experience with some of the world's best barbershop coaches. Your quartet will hone its skills in several different areas and each coach will work with you to help you achieve your goals. Here is what one quartet had to say about the experience:
"Quartet College was great! The coaches helped us look beyond ourselves, and we learned exactly how much we didn't know. It was an unbelievable experience!"
Now the best part... The Barbershop Harmony Society with support from Harmony Foundation International has made it possible for the first 20 Society quartets who sign up to "Bring Your Baritone Free." The barbershop quartet is the pinnacle of the barbershop experience. It is so important to the Society that we are offering you the chance to bring four singers for the price of three!
Quartet College offers the finest in coaching and classesAlong with Society quartets, female and mixed quartets will have the opportunity to be a part of the Quartet College coaching "pod" program. Each "pod" consists of a Music, Performance, Singing, and Presentation coach. In addition, you can select from two sessions of classes, and the Quartet General Sessions are specifically designed for your quartet. You will have a great week of singing, learning, and fun. Specialized Coaching For Your Quartet:
- Singing - learn different singing techniques, vocal skills, and concentrated efforts on ensemble sound, unit blend, and synchronization...really hone your craft while working these skills
- Presentation - discover new ways to emote your music through the presentation, enhance your visual delivery of the lyric, improve your ensemble "look", and truly deliver a genuine performance
- Music - bring elements of the arrangement to life like you never knew how, learn ways to bring an artistic sensitivity to the music's primary theme, and discover how to bring a musicality to the performance of melody, harmony, and embellishments
- Performance - tie all components of quartet singing together in this session, learn through self evaluation and instant feedback through video recording, understand how to effectively put a show package together, and learn stage techniques,
- Quartet Microphone Techniques - this opportunity to learn more about skills in microphone technique is often a forgotten art. Enjoy the convenience of working with a professional in the A/V industry
Classes To Get Your Quartet To The "Next Level"
- In addition to the tremendous coaching you will receive, you can participate in several great classes offered to the Harmony University student body. The class sessions you may choose from are Session 3B, Session 4B, and Session 4C. Check out the class selection form for your favorite choice!
- There are classes specifically designed for quartet singers as well as classes for an individual to improve his own skills.
INTENSIFIED COACHING AT ITS BEST. Your quartet will discover:
- Techniques to improve your overall sound
- Aural and visual presentation skills
- Ways to improve the musicality of your performance
- Ways to improve your current performance package
- Ways to improve your understanding of using sound systems in performance
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Application due June 1, 2013