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Friday, June 12
 

3:15pm PDT

Achieving Vocal Match
What the heck IS vocal match? The age old question that is continually explored by barbershoppers across time. This class will delve into what vocal match means and use practical examples to help achieve a better unit within our sections, choruses and quartets.
FACULTY: Nikki Blackmer and Judy Pozsgay TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Friday June 12, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Chorus Coaching:West Sound Chorus
West Sound Chorus

Friday June 12, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Do Less and Sing More
Is your chapter spending more time on non-singing “jobs” than on singing? Is it getting harder to find volunteers for those jobs? We’ll review ways in which you can increase member and audience satisfaction by doing less and singing more, and how to get off the “financial hamster wheel” so that decisions are not driven by chapter financial needs. We’ll look at free and low-cost resources available to aid with chapter operations, performance, marketing, and other needs, and we’ll review tools, services, and other solutions that you can begin using immediately. (Offered in Sessions 1 and 4)
FACULTY: Chris Rimple TARGET AUDIENCE: Chapter/Chorus Leadership

Friday June 12, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Motivation for Chorus Directors
Most directors have had a night where they come home from rehearsal and ask themselves "Why do I want to be a Chorus Director? How do others make it look so easy? How do I motivate my singers when I have trouble staying motivated myself?" This class will address those issues and more as we delve into the minds and hearts of successful Chorus Directors.

FACULTY: Raymond Schwarzkopf TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Teachers, Assistant Directors, Section Leaders

Friday June 12, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Musical Leaders Workshop
Developing and strengthening leadership skills of section specialists and assistant directors.
FACULTY: Jana Gutenson TARGET AUDIENCE: Section Leaders, Music Leadership

Friday June 12, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Why Are We Getting Coaching But Not Improving?
Limited Capacity seats available

This class is for coaches, directors and students alike. You and your coach/director may be trying to get to the same place, but discover why you may not be improving because of perspective and how you can begin to use a shared language that will help move everyone forward faster and with a greater level of skills.
FACULTY: Paul Ellinger TARGET AUDIENCE: Quartets, Directors, Everyone

Friday June 12, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Chorus Outreach
This class by the highly entertaining Jim Clark will focus on how to work with your local community, your local schools, and the local choruses to make a stronger community that supports each other. Of course, if you get the word out that you are friendly, they just might come to your chorus to see what you do. Yup, this class is about sneaking your way into people's hearts and psyches so you can take over the world with barbershop chords.
FACULTY: Jim Clark TARGET AUDIENCE: Chapter/Chorus Leadership, Everyone

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Developing Great Vocal Production for your Quartet or Chorus!
Singers never stop learning how to become better singers! Revisiting the basics and doing so in a highly productive and calculated way helps us integrate better habits and root out the bad habits that hold back our best singing.
FACULTY: Will Fox TARGET AUDIENCE: Section Leaders, Everyone, Quartets

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Empowering Leadership
The long-term success of any chapter is based on leadership. We’ll show you how to become a leader who empowers your volunteers. You’ll learn three ways to motivate volunteer members, six contracts of delegation that will allow them to support the chapter’s purpose, and you’ll even have the chance to practice an empowering conversation.
FACULTY: Rob MacDonald TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Team Leaders, Section Leaders

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Learn Music FAST!!!!
So, you've been singing the same songs for the past years... and you still don't know them? Maybe you need to apply some whole-brain, power-learning methods??? Whether your goal is to learn 3 or 30 songs this year, come join us as we explore how to learn music quickly and effectively.
FACULTY: Raymond Schwarzkopf TARGET AUDIENCE: Quartets, Everyone

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Personalizing Music
Class explores music selection and how to rework an arrangement to customize to your ensemble’s personality or level.
FACULTY: Nikki Blackmer, Anne Downton, Melissa Pope TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Quartets

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Personalizing Music
Class explores music selection and how to rework an arrangement to customize to your ensemble’s personality or level.
FACULTY: Nikki Blackmer, Anne Downton, Melissa Pope TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Quartets

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Personalizing Music
Class explores music selection and how to rework an arrangement to customize to your ensemble’s personality or level.
FACULTY: Nikki Blackmer, Anne Downton, Melissa Pope TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Quartets

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Relationship of Judging Categories with Signature and Ryan Heller
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Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Relationship of Judging Categories with Signature and Ryan Heller
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Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Relationship of Judging Categories with Signature and Ryan Heller
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Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Relationship of Judging Categories with Signature and Ryan Heller
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Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

Relationship of Judging Categories with Signature and Ryan Heller
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Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

The Successful PVI
Creating a learning opportunity for the individual singer to improve their vocal skills.
FACULTY: Jana Gutenson TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

What exactly IS Marketing?
So, you’ve been told you’re in charge of “marketing” for your chorus or quartet. Yay. Now comes the hard part: What does it even mean to be in charge of marketing? And how does this newfangled “internet” thing change how you market the chorus?

In this class, we will cover the role of marketing. What exactly IS the job of marketing director (hint: it’s not about making pretty posters) and we’ll discuss how the modern digital landscape poses both challenges and opportunities for marketing your chorus in new and interesting ways.
FACULTY: Larry Osterman TARGET AUDIENCE: Quartets, Chorus, Everyone

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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8:00pm PDT

What’s Your Vision?
Has your chapter lost its way? Is it difficult to explain why your chapter exists, what it does, and why someone would want to join? It may be time to revisit your Vision and Mission. We’ll review the purpose of a Vision and Mission, how to brainstorm and define them, and how they impact chapter culture. We’ll examine your chapter “persona” (the public face that you present to the world) and how that helps or hurts. Back home, you’ll have the skills needed to take your chapter leadership through a Vision/Mission brainstorming exercise. (Offered in Sessions 2 and 6)
FACULTY: Chris Rimple TARGET AUDIENCE: Chapter/Chorus Leadership

Friday June 12, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
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Saturday, June 13
 

8:45am PDT

5 Leadership Practices
The difference between an organization that simply survives and one that thrives is leadership. Leaders must not only have a vision, but they must possess the ability to translate that vision into reality. In this course, you will discover the five best practices of leadership: possessing a driving passion to realize a vision, cultivating relationships built on trust, unleashing the motivation of members, acting as a social architect, and relating to all people from a foundation of positive intentions.
FACULTY: Rob MacDonald TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Team Leaders, Section Leaders

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Barbershop in our Changing World
Is your chapter aging and struggling to grow? Is your audience shrinking? Generational and societal changes over the last 50 years have had dramatic impacts on non-profit and fraternal organizations, and barbershop is no exception. We'll examine these changes and their effects on your chapter, then learn specific strategies to use them for your advantage.
FACULTY: Chris Rimple TARGET AUDIENCE: Chapter/Chorus Leadership

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Chorus Coaching:West Sound Chorus
West Sound Chorus

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Chorus Culture
Primarily for chorus leaders, but open to all, this session will focus on the challenges of creating and maintaining a positive culture during rehearsals, performances, and meetings. Specific strategies will be given to keep chorus members engaged in an uplifting environment.
FACULTY: Rachel Pack TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Section Leaders, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Community Awareness Brainstorm
Choruses and quartets wanting to try new things to broaden your reach and awareness in the local community, this session is for you. Singing telegrams? Barbershop Quartet Day? Flash mobs? Bring 2-3 “outside the box” performance ideas that you’ve tried or even thought about trying, and we’ll share these together in a big marketing brainstorm session. You’ll leave this class with new concrete ideas to put into action.
FACULTY: Duncan Gilman TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Inner Mastery Foundations - Building a Success Mindset
This foundational class by Inner Coach of Barbershop Jan Carley provides the proven critical elements to building a success mindset. In this class you will be introduced Jan’s signature personal mastery “Overtone System” as outlined in her new book, THE OVERTONE EFFECT where she uses the phenomenon of overtones as a metaphor for creating results that go well beyond what you ever thought possible. You will learn the foundational generative mindset approach to keep you growing exponentially instead of getting stuck in “fixing”. We’ll talk about the brain, and how 2 simple words can shift your mindset from tunnel thinking to growth, creativity and insight. You will leave with practical concepts and tools to immediately implement for positive change. Jan’s unique mindset mastery work has transformed the singing and chorus experiences of thousands of barbershoppers worldwide. Come and find out why!
FACULTY: Jan Carley TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

So You Want to Be in a Quartet
WANTED: singers with little or no experience singing in a quartet, but who would like to try quartetting, in a safe environment. People will be available to help you with your part, but the goal is for you to handle your part on your own. Don’t worry about “It won’t be pretty.”  It never was, for any of us.  But this is a great way to experience the thrill of making chords happen, just because of you. (The thrill is not unlike the thrill you had your first time pedaling your bike without the training wheels.) There will be lots of do-overs, and lots of support. Come try it; it might just be your next step on your barbershop journey.
FACULTY: Brandon Hall and Darwin Scheel TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

So You Want to Be in a Quartet
WANTED: singers with little or no experience singing in a quartet, but who would like to try quartetting, in a safe environment. People will be available to help you with your part, but the goal is for you to handle your part on your own. Don’t worry about “It won’t be pretty.”  It never was, for any of us.  But this is a great way to experience the thrill of making chords happen, just because of you. (The thrill is not unlike the thrill you had your first time pedaling your bike without the training wheels.) There will be lots of do-overs, and lots of support. Come try it; it might just be your next step on your barbershop journey.
FACULTY: Brandon Hall and Darwin Scheel TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Signature and Ryan Heller
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Signature Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Signature and Ryan Heller
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Signature Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Signature and Ryan Heller
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Signature Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Signature and Ryan Heller
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Signature Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Signature and Ryan Heller
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Signature Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

Warm-Up Your Sound
Creating a vocal launch pad for successful rehearsals and performances through sequential building of the ensemble sound during vocal warm-ups.
FACULTY: Jana Gutenson TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Choosing Music
Selecting repertoire is the most challenging decision a quartet or chorus faces. This class offers practical advice on finding the perfect fit for competition or performance.
FACULTY: Jana Gutenson TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Chorus Coaching: Shuswap
Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Chorus Coaching:West Sound Chorus
West Sound Chorus

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Signature Quartet and the Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Signature get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Signature Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Signature Quartet and the Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Signature get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Signature Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Signature Quartet and the Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Signature get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Signature Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Signature Quartet and the Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Signature get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Signature Quartet and the Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Signature get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Signature Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Facebook Ads Workshop
Facebook advertising is one of the most economical ways to spread your marketing message. Think you're ready to try your first Facebook ads campaign? This class will walk you through the steps from start to finish and will cover everything, including creating target audiences and effective ad content. Participants will leave this session with: a guided tour of Facebook Ads manager and a plan of action for starting an ad campaign.
FACULTY: Duncan Gilman TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Feedback: The Breakfast of Champions
As performers and volunteers, we thrive on feedback that is well-delivered. How do others know when your expectations have been met — or not? Understand the power of feedback. Use motivational and corrective feedback to build confidence and competence in others. Learn the “fit, focus and timing” of good feedback, and how to recognize the achievers in your group. Plan your next feedback.
FACULTY: Rob MacDonald TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Team Leaders, Section Leaders

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Purposeful Inclusion
Most barbershop chapters do not reflect the diversity of the communities in which they rehearse and perform. We’ll review the history of minority involvement in barbershop, intentional and unintentional exclusionary practices, and the state of diversity in barbershop today. We’ll examine the differences between Tolerance, Acceptance, and Inclusion, and outline the facets of an inclusive chapter. We’ll examine your chapter “persona” (the public face that you present to the world) and how that helps or hurts your efforts at inclusion. We’ll review outreach and partnering solutions that can help your chapter increase diversity, both in audience and membership.
FACULTY: Chris Rimple TARGET AUDIENCE: Chapter/Chorus Leadership, Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Take Me to Your (Section) Leader
Attendees will assess skills/challenges, explore ways to take your section to the next level, and see how to effectively work the learning styles of your singers.
FACULTY: Kathy Scheel TARGET AUDIENCE: Section Leaders, Directors, Assistant Directors, Wanna-bes

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Frenzy and Ryan Heller (Must be session 4)
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Frenzy Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Frenzy and Ryan Heller (Must be session 4)
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Frenzy Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Frenzy and Ryan Heller (Must be session 4)
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Frenzy Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Frenzy and Ryan Heller (Must be session 4)
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Frenzy Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Understanding Artistry and Musicality with Frenzy and Ryan Heller (Must be session 4)
The goal of every singer is to produce a response in the listener, but how do we get there? Together with our demo quartet we will examine the common tools and techniques applied to create musicality and artistry (breath plan, dynamics, and embellishments, to name a few) . No matter the level of your chorus or quartet, there is something for you to do!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller with Frenzy Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Renegade and The Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Renegade get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Renegade and The Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Renegade get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Renegade and The Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Renegade get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Renegade and The Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Renegade get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Renegade and The Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Renegade get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Coaching Under Glass: Renegade and The Barfords
No matter where you are on your barbershop journey, coaching can help you hone your specific skills to enable the group to be more successful. Regardless of your level, you work on the same skills but higher skilled groups work in finer detail. Come with questions and watch Renegade get coached by Brian and Jean Barford.
FACULTY: Brian and Jean Barford with Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Grow Your Chapter
A cappella music is experiencing a resurgence, but is your chapter benefitting from it? Are you struggling to find and retain members? Most participants are attracted to singing for the fun and camaraderie it provides, not for performance or competition. We’ll review member needs and how to align chapter goals with them, as well as partnerships and other relationships that can help you grow your membership. We’ll examine your chapter “persona” (the public face that you present to potential members) and how that helps or hurts your recruiting efforts. We’ll also review marketing techniques and their effectiveness, including social media, email marketing, SEO/SEM, and more traditional forms.
FACULTY: Chris Rimple TARGET AUDIENCE: Chapter/Chorus Leadership

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting
This class will walk you through some of the common questions US choruses and quartets have with their finances, accounting, and taxes and help you find and file the appropriate forms for BHS and SAI. Nonprofit accounting isn’t the same as for-profit accounting, and each chorus is responsible for maintaining their nonprofit eligibility. Come with questions to ask as the class explores US taxes, nonprofit status, and other topics of financial interest.
FACULTY: Don Thorn TARGET AUDIENCE: Treasurers, Quartets, Team Leaders

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Is It a Script or an Exciting Musical Journey?
Take any selection of songs and weave them into a fun and entertaining story with music. A Musical! People want to be entertained. Find the passion. Find the humor. Find the joy. Leave them wanting and coming back for more. Tips and Tricks. Let’s collaborate!
FACULTY: LouAnn Hummel Target: Chapter/Chorus Leadership, Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Leading From Strengths for Positive Results
As a chorus leader in any capacity, you are a critical influencer to both the joy and the success of your ensemble. Not only are you responsible for modeling the behaviors that the chorus will follow, you must also ensure that the best possible atmosphere exists for the director and the musical product to go forward unimpeded.
In this class with Inner Coach of Barbershop Jan Carley, we will simplify your role as leader, and find out what you need to be able to lead effectively. Discover your signature strengths, how to lead creatively instead of reactively and get the tools you need to inspire your chorus from the inside out. Practice the critical tools of giving and receiving feedback, giving deep acknowledgment, and learn how to build trust and resiliency. You will leave empowered and encouraged about your important leadership contribution.
FACULTY: Jan Carley TARGET AUDIENCE: Music Leaders, Section Leaders, Future leaders

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Photos and Videos for Marketing Your Chorus
Our members are performers, so naturally the marketing that is most effective shows off our performing. In this class, we’ll cover what makes great photo and video content, how to distribute it on Instagram and other visual networks, and some easy tools to take your print and web marketing to the next level.
FACULTY: Duncan Gilman TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Setting and Achieving Goals
There are many areas a chapter could choose to use as a strategy for change. Using a Gap Analysis, identify which options and priorities have the most impact for short- and long-term goals. Then, use the goal process to create the details of implementation.

Why do goals fail? Learn the principles of goal setting. Learn the SMART goal-setting process that supports your strategy and objectives. Understand the benefits, obstacles, and actions; measure your success using the right metric. This process works for individuals, quartets, teams, committees and chapters. Write a goal for your chapter.
FACULTY: Rob MacDonald TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Team Leaders, Section Leaders

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Three PVIs to Improve Your Chorus
These lessons are created for the musical leaders of your chorus to share with the members one on one. They are intended to be used in a systematic PVI program wherein each lesson builds upon the skills taught on the previous set of skills. We’ll work together and carefully go through the materials.
FACULTY: Beth Bruce TARGET AUDIENCE: Section Leaders, Directors, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Being a Masterful Director (From the Inside Out)
As director you have an enormous responsibility as the primary person inspiring your chorus’ success. It is a pressure-filled, highly-demanding role and one that is critically important for the chorus’ joy, happiness and growth toward excellence. Though we naturally expect our directors to be technically skilled and knowledgeable, your most powerful impact actually comes from who you “be”, not what you “do”. How you show up, how you model presence, vulnerability and resiliency and even how you speak is critical to creating a vibrant chorus culture of growth and success.
This session will help inspire your journey to personal mastery, and remove the barriers and interferences that get in the way of sustaining a personal position of strength, balance and positive leadership. Inner Coach of Barbershop Jan Carley has changed positively impacted dozens of barbershop directors through her innovative “Coach on Call” program. Come to this session with an open mind and heart. This could well be the class that positively shifts you and your chorus culture forever.
FACULTY: Jan Carley TARGET AUDIENCE: Chorus directors and Assistant Directors

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Chorus Coaching:West Sound Chorus
West Sound Chorus

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Getting Beyond Scoresheets
Instead of using your score to judge how well you are succeeding, use two alternate yardsticks: The Comfort of the Audience and The Believability of Your Song. The target audience for this class is singers who care about getting better and who have worked at it but are frustrated that the effort-to-reward ratio has been so meager. Linear thinkers and logical rational sequential doers are prized students.
FACULTY: Raymond Schwarzkopf TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Grow Your Audience
A cappella music is experiencing a resurgence, but is your chapter benefitting from it? Are you struggling to find and retain an audience? Creating awareness of your chapter or chorus requires more than an advertisement in the local paper. Changing communication habits require that a chapter utilize a wide variety of marketing methods and tools. We’ll review audience needs and how to align chapter desires with them, as well as partnerships and other relationships that can help you grow your audience. We’ll examine your chapter “persona” (the public face that you present in your marketing) and how that helps or hurts your efforts. We’ll also review marketing techniques and their effectiveness, including social media, email marketing, SEO/SEM, and more traditional forms.
FACULTY: Chris Rimple TARGET AUDIENCE: Chapter/Chorus Leadership

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Put the best YOU in the UNIT with Renegade and Ryan Heller
Explore the elements of unity in this interactive class. From the aspects of vocal skills that need to be aligned, to the frequent causes of synchronization errors, we want to be sure that as many parts of our quartet/chorus unit are as together as possible...our goal is for all singers to bring their best selves to every rehearsal/performance!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller and Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

Put the best YOU in the UNIT with Renegade and Ryan Heller
Explore the elements of unity in this interactive class. From the aspects of vocal skills that need to be aligned, to the frequent causes of synchronization errors, we want to be sure that as many parts of our quartet/chorus unit are as together as possible...our goal is for all singers to bring their best selves to every rehearsal/performance!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller and Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
TBA

3:15pm PDT

Put the best YOU in the UNIT with Renegade and Ryan Heller
Explore the elements of unity in this interactive class. From the aspects of vocal skills that need to be aligned, to the frequent causes of synchronization errors, we want to be sure that as many parts of our quartet/chorus unit are as together as possible...our goal is for all singers to bring their best selves to every rehearsal/performance!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller and Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
TBA

3:15pm PDT

Put the best YOU in the UNIT with Renegade and Ryan Heller
Explore the elements of unity in this interactive class. From the aspects of vocal skills that need to be aligned, to the frequent causes of synchronization errors, we want to be sure that as many parts of our quartet/chorus unit are as together as possible...our goal is for all singers to bring their best selves to every rehearsal/performance!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller and Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
TBA

3:15pm PDT

Put the best YOU in the UNIT with Renegade and Ryan Heller
Explore the elements of unity in this interactive class. From the aspects of vocal skills that need to be aligned, to the frequent causes of synchronization errors, we want to be sure that as many parts of our quartet/chorus unit are as together as possible...our goal is for all singers to bring their best selves to every rehearsal/performance!
FACULTY: Ryan Heller and Renegade Quartet TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
TBA

3:15pm PDT

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Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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3:15pm PDT

The Power of Five
The five most important questions is a practical methodology, designed and used by the pros to get an ensemble cast on the same page. It was developed to give performers the skills required to transmit the true message of the song to their audience. In this interactive class, we will take a song, analyze it together by using these specific questions, and develop a plan of action that will ensure an engaging, high level performance.
FACULTY: Theresa Weatherbee TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone, Quartets, Directors

Saturday June 13, 2020 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
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Sunday, June 14
 

8:45am PDT

The Language of Masterful Coaching: How to Inspire Change In Singers
Grateful singers have used the phrase “master communicator” to describe Robert Shaw, Jim Henry, Mo Field, Kevin Keller, Greg Lyne, and other inspiring musical leaders. This class will explore the language of masterful coaching and will provide practice in a range of coaching techniques to give you “power steering” over the hearts and minds of singers.
FACULTY: Elizabeth Davies TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Everyone

Sunday June 14, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

The Quartet Quandry
An open discussion on things we can do as directors, section leaders, and individual chorus members to get our chorus involved in quartetting (not just competitively).

Sunday June 14, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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8:45am PDT

What’s Your Vision?
Has your chapter lost its way? Is it difficult to explain why your chapter exists, what it does, and why someone would want to join? It may be time to revisit your Vision and Mission. We’ll review the purpose of a Vision and Mission, how to brainstorm and define them, and how they impact chapter culture. We’ll examine your chapter “persona” (the public face that you present to the world) and how that helps or hurts. Back home, you’ll have the skills needed to take your chapter leadership through a Vision/Mission brainstorming exercise. (Offered in Sessions 2 and 6)
FACULTY: Chris Rimple TARGET AUDIENCE: Chapter/Chorus Leadership

Sunday June 14, 2020 8:45am - 10:15am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Beyond the Ictus
Conducting techniques for directors and musical leaders to promote clarity and ease of communication.
FACULTY: Lori Lyford TARGET AUDIENCE: Directors, Section Leaders

Sunday June 14, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Do Less and Sing More
Is your chapter spending more time on non-singing “jobs” than on singing? Is it getting harder to find volunteers for those jobs? We’ll review ways in which you can increase member and audience satisfaction by doing less and singing more, and how to get off the “financial hamster wheel” so that decisions are not driven by chapter financial needs. We’ll look at free and low-cost resources available to aid with chapter operations, performance, marketing, and other needs, and we’ll review tools, services, and other solutions that you can begin using immediately. (Offered in Sessions 1 and 4)
FACULTY: Chris Rimple TARGET AUDIENCE: Chapter/Chorus Leadership

Sunday June 14, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Entertaining is Providing Nourishment to Your Guests
This class will help you see your role of performer as one who is a host for guests, and who provides musical and emotional nourishment for your guests. This class will include a discussion of how and why you should change your performance when the audience or the situation is different and show you myriad ways to become comfortable regardless of the occasion – for example, singing in a nursing home or at the fair is far different from singing on your annual show.
FACULTY: Raymond Schwarzkopf TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Sunday June 14, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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10:30am PDT

Image and Branding
Image and Branding: Who are you?
Finding your image, defining your group's unique personality, and creating a brand that will make you stand out. This class will discuss the importance of defining who you are, how you are, and what you want to become. You will learn how to avoid common mistakes new groups make, how to give your ensemble's image a lift, and 3 simple pre-performance tricks that will boost your confidence (and professionalism!) in minutes.
FACULTY: Amy Rose TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone

Sunday June 14, 2020 10:30am - 11:59am PDT
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