Harmony Academy Program and Information

Program and Information


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Harmony Academy Only


BARBERSHOP HARMONY AUSTRALIA - HARMONY ACADEMY - 2024 - CLASSES MATRIX
DRAFT SCHEDULE - SUBJECT TO CHANGE WAGAWN DINING HALL WAGAWN MEETING ROOM WAGAWN ROOM 4 WAGAWN ROOM 6 WAGAWN ROOM 9 HOBWEE DINING HALL - (Performance Venue) HOBWEE ROOM 1 HOBWEE ROOM 3 HOBWEE ROOM 5 THE PAVILION
DIRECTING ARRANGING ARRANGING ARRANGING LEADERSHIP DIRECTING GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATION QUARTET DIRECTING
SUNDAY - 8 September
18:00-19:00 Dinner - Wagawn Dining Hall
19:00-19:30 General Session - Welcome and Overview - Kelly Shepard - Hobwee Dining Hall
19:30-20:15 SESSION 1 General Session - Musicality through Solfege and Keynote Address - Dr. James Cuskelly - Hobwee Dining Hall
20:15-21:00 Beginning Conducting -       A.M. - With James Cuskelly in Hobwee Functional Harmony Analysis -         G.L. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Clubs - Intro - R.R. & A.L. Intermediate Conducting  -     J.O. -  With James Cuskelly How to Plan Comedy in Barbershop -       E.M. Club Leadership and Culture  -                    W.L. Coaching         Under Glass -                  V.N. & M.J. Advanced Conducting  -   N.S. - With James Cuskelly in Hobwee
21:00 Ice Cream - Wagawn Dining Hall
MONDAY - 9 September
7:00-8:30 Breakfast - Wagawn Dining Hall
9:00-10:00 SESSION 2 ENSEMBLE 1 - A.M. ENSEMBLE 2 - J.O. ENSEMBLE 3 - N.S.
10:00-10:30 Morning Tea - Wagawn Dining Hall
10:30-11:30 SESSION 3 ENSEMBLE 1 -           A.M. ENSEMBLE 2 -    J.O. ENSEMBLE 3 - N.S.
11:30-12:30 Beginning Conducting -       A.M. Beginning Arranging -     D.H. & M.J. Intermediate Arranging -          V.N. Advanced Arranging -       W.L. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Clubs - Membership -              R.R. & A.L. Intermediate Conducting  -       J.O. How to Choose Sensible Music for Your Ensembles - G.L. Musicianship with Solfege -           J.C. The Rehearsal Process -             S.M. Advanced Conducting  -      N.S.
12:30-13:30 Lunch - Wagawn Dining Hall
13:30-14:00 FREE TIME
14:00-15:00 SESSION 4 How to Be a               Great Lead -                D.H. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Clubs - Management -             R.R. & A.L. How to Be a      Great Tenor -             V.N. You Be the         MUS Judge -                 W.L. Vocal Acoustics and Spectogram Analysis -             G.L. How to Be a      Great Baritone - S.M. How to Be a      Great Bass -             M.J.
15:15-16:15 Beginning Arranging -     D.H.  Intermediate Arranging -          V.N. Advanced Arranging -      W.L. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Clubs - Mystique  -                    R.R. You Be the          SNG Judge -                 B.H. How to        Sightread Music -                  J.C. Creating Musicality in Rehearsal -      M.J.
16:30-17:30 ENSEMBLE 1 -           A.M. ENSEMBLE 2 -    J.O. ENSEMBLE 3 - N.S.
17:30-19:00 Dinner - Wagawn Dining Hall
19:00-20:00 Master Class with Lemon Squeezy - 'How to Swing, Groove, and Move!' - Hobwee Dining Hall
20:00-21:00
21:00 Ice Cream - Wagawn Dining Hall
TUESDAY - 10 September
7:00-8:30 Breakfast - Wagawn Dining Hall
9:00-10:00 General Session - Lemon Squeezy - Rehearsal Under Glass - From the Australian Songbook #2 - TBA - Hobwee Dining Hall
10:00-10:30 Morning Tea - Wagawn Dining Hall
10:30-11:30 SESSION 5 ENSEMBLE 1 -           A.M. ENSEMBLE 2 -     J.O. ENSEMBLE 3 - N.S.
11:30-12:30 Beginning Conducting -       A.M. Beginning Arranging -      M.J. Intermediate Arranging -          V.N. Advanced Arranging -      W.L. How to Build and Maintain Music Team Leadership -                D.H. & S.M. Intermediate Conducting  -       J.O. Technology for Singers  -                 E.M. & L.S. Vocal Pedagogy and Anatomy 1 -                  B.H. Financial Structures and Strategies -     R.R. Advanced Conducting  -       N.S.
12:30-13:30 Lunch - Wagawn Dining Hall
13:30-14:00 FREE TIME
14:00-15:00 ACTIVITIES SESSION - Various activites TBD
15:15-16:15 SESSION 6 Inclusivity in      Barbershop -                    W.L. Tuning: Making Cents of it All -     L.S. Building Membership  -                    K.M. Graphic Design and Graphic Profiling for Quartets and Choruses - M.J. The Neuroscience of Music Learning -                 J.O. The History of BHA -             R.R. How to Give a PVI -                  B.H. Interpreting and Performing a Song -             D.H. & S.M. Tapping Into the FLOW Experience -                 A.L.
16:30-17:30 ENSEMBLE 1 -           A.M. ENSEMBLE 2 -    J.O. ENSEMBLE 3 - N.S.
17:30-19:00 Dinner - Wagawn Dining Hall
19:00-21:00 HARMONY ACADEMY SHOW - Hobwee Dining Hall
21:00 Ice Cream - Wagawn Dining Hall
WEDNESDAY - 11 September
7:00-8:30 Breakfast - Wagawn Dining Hall
9:00-10:00 General Session - Lemon Squeezy Coaching Select Quartet Under Glass
10:00-10:30 Morning Tea - Wagawn Dining Hall
10:30-11:30 SESSION 7 Beginning Conducting -       A.M. Beginning Arranging -    D.H. & M.J. Intermediate Arranging -          V.N. Advanced Arranging -      W.L. Social Media Success - K.M.  Intermediate Conducting  -       J.O. You Be the PER Judge -                  R.R. Vocal Pedagogy and Anatomy 2 -                  B.H. Advanced Conducting  -      N.S.
12:00 DEPART
Faculty: Kelly Shepard - Dean James Cuskelly - J.C.  Glenda Lloyd - G.L. Richard Reeve - R.R. Abbey Lawless - A.L.
Emily Moriarty - E.M.  Sam Molavi - S.M.* Alex Morris - A.M.  Jo Oosterhoff - J.O. Nick Schurmann - N.S.
Martin Jangö - M.J.* Victor Nilsson - V.N.* Will Lynch - W.L. David Holst - D.H.* Bec Hewitt - B.H.
Luke Stevenson - L.S. Ky McIntosh - K.M. * Member of Lemon Squeezy!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HARMONY ACADEMY – PLEASE READ!

Every delegate at HA will be assigned to a chorus as part of our learning. These choruses will be singing songs from our NEW AUSTRALIAN SONGBOOK! Our directing students will be working with the instructors to prepare these songs for a concert on Tuesday night, which also features our Quartet Stream quartets, and International Silver Medalists, Lemon Squeezy!
 
There are FIVE streams that individuals may choose from and three levels for two of the streams. There is also ONE Quartet stream that organised quartets may select. A full catalogue of classes will be available online soon, along with full descriptions of each class. PLEASE NOTE: For each of the streams there are recommended classes. However, you are free to pick and choose as you wish if you see a class that you really want to take, or if you just need a break! Here are the streams and a brief description of each:


Directing - (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced) - For wannabe to experienced front-line Directors or AD's!
 

  • Beginning - Little to no experience, not sure about arm waving, cueing, etc. 
  • Intermediate - Some experience, not confident in front of a group, want to upskill your existing talents
  • Advanced - Comfortable in front of a group, confident in your skills, want to work on artistic communication with your ensemble
 

Arranging - (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced) - For beginning arrangers to advanced! - YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN ARRANGING SOFTWARE AND COMPUTER!
 

  • Beginning - Some music theory knowledge, but just want to learn how to do the basics of arranging
  • Intermediate - You have some existing arrangements but want to understand how to improve your skills
  • Advanced - You have several existing arrangements and want to work on the nuanced elements of arranging to bring more creativity and understanding to your arrangements
 

Leadership - Learn how to make your club or quartet better at all the non-singing stuff!

Music Education - Designed for Music Educators but open to anyone! 

General - A diverse selection of classes to appeal to just about anyone!

Quartet - For existing quartets - quartets will have a variety of coaching opportunities from top international coaches, a variety of classes focused on quartet learning, and will serve as section leaders in our three ensembles.