Wednesday, August 2, 2017
1:00-7:00 p.m.                   Arrival and Check-In for all IES Attendees 
5:30-7:00 p.m.                   Dinner                                                                 
7:00-7:30 p.m.                   Welcome and Introductions                                                                       
7:30-9:00 p.m.                   Opening Session (Paula Davis)                                   
9:15-11:00 p.m.                  Opening Reception

Thursday, August 3, 2017
6:30-8:15 a.m.                   Breakfast                                                                            
8:15-9:15 a.m.                   Music in the Morning/Choral Charisma: Singing With Expression
                                            (Tom Carter)
9:15-9:35 a.m.                   Break                                                                    
9:35-10:50 a.m.                 Session 1 Classes                                                             
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.       Lunch                                                                   
12:50-2:05 p.m.                 Session 2 Classes                                                                             
2:05-2:25 p.m.                   Break                                                                   
2:25-3:45 p.m.                   Session 3 Classes                                                             
3:45-4:05 p.m.                   Break                                                                   
4:05-5:20 p.m.                   Session 4 Classes                                                                             
5:30-7:00 p.m.                   Dinner                                                                 
7:30-10:00 p.m.                 Harmony Games     

Friday, August 4, 2017
6:30-8:15 a.m.                   Breakfast                                                                            
8:15-9:15 a.m.                   Music in the Morning/History of A Capella From 1900 (Deke Sharon)
9:15-9:35 a.m.                   Break                                                                    
9:35-10:50 a.m.                Session 1 Classes                                                             
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.       Lunch                                                                   
12:50-2:05 p.m.                 Session 2 Classes                                                                             
2:05-2:25 p.m.                   Break                                                                   
2:25-3:45 p.m.                   Session 3 Classes                                                             
3:45-4:05 p.m.                   Break                                                                   
4:05-5:20 p.m.                   Session 4 Classes                                                                             
5:30-7:00 p.m.                   Dinner                                                                 
7:30-10:00 p.m.                 Mixed Harmony Quartet Contest (Emcee: Deke Sharon)

Saturday, August 5, 2017
6:30-8:15 a.m.                   Breakfast                                                                            
8:15-9:15 a.m.                    Music in the Morning/The Heart of A Cappella (Deke Sharon)
9:15-9:35 a.m.                    Break                                                                    
9:35-10:50 a.m.                 Session 1 Classes                                                             
10:50-11:10 a.m.                Break                                                                   
11:10 a.m.-12:25 p.m.        Session 2 Classes  
12:30-2:00 p.m.                 Lunch
2:30-6:00 p.m.                   Rising Star Quartet Contest (Emcee: Deke Sharon)
6:30-8:00 p.m.                   Dinner
8:00-11:00 p.m.                 Closing Gala

Sunday, August 6, 2017
6:30-8:30 a.m.                   Breakfast

More information coming soon!

Thursday, August 3, 2017
9:35-10:50 a.m. – Thursday Session 1
3101
A Brave New World: Creating Performance Packages CSVP
3102 Back to the Future Again … Beginning With the End in Mind CSVP
3103 Baritones are not Extraterrestrials! ML
3104 Building Your DeLorean: Setting High Standards for Your Chorus ML
3116 Choral Charisma: A Singer Prepares – Tom Carter
3105 Chorus Finance: Plutonium Fuel for Your Chorus Activities CRL
3106 Doc Brown’s Wisdom for the Future: Membership in the New Millennium CRL
3107 Doc’s Rules for Singing in Tune VP
3108 Fluxing as One: Developing Your Chorus Culture CRL
3109 From Unleaded to Jet Fuel DIR
3110 Future Destiny: You too can be a Coach CO
3111 “Great Scott!” The Power of Words DIR
3112 The Hum of the DeLorean: Recognizing Resonation VP
3113 Inventions That Work! AA
3114
“It’s Your Kids, Marty! Something’s Gotta be Done About Your kids!” YWIH
3115 Mental Training for Performers CSVP
3117 Musical Inventions: Yes, No, Maybe So! VP
3118 The Past, The Present and the Future of the Judging Program AJ
3119 The Power of Vocal Warm-Up DIR
3120 Rocketing Music Into the Future: Finale for Beginners AA
3121 The Space/Time Continuum: Teaching Rhythms, Backbeat and Pulse DIR
3122 Supercharge Your Manifold for High Performance: A-Level Breathing VP
3123 Upgrading Your Chorus: IT Solutions and e-Learning Tools for Sweet Adelines TG
3124 Up to Speed on the Open Division AJ

12:50-2:05 p.m. – Thursday Session 2
3202 Arrangement Reviews (Limited to 10 Registrants) AA
3203 Branding: More Than Just a Logo CRL
3204 The Flux Capacitor of Member Recruitment and Retention: The Director! CRL
3205 Get to the Heart of the Matter: Breath Art/Word Art VP
3206 The Gravitational Pull of Choosing Music DIR
3207 The Great Mysteries of the Expression Category AJ
3208 Harness the Power of Your Music Staff ML
3209 Hyperscribing, Tuplets, Tempo Tap and More! AA
3210 “Leapin’ Lizards, Marty!” Achieving new Levels CO
3211 Let’s Get Rehearsal Started … to the Moon and Back! CSVP
3212 Look to the Future: Strategic Planning CRL
3213 The Power of Positive Learning ML
3214 The Power of Rhythm and Energy DIR
3215 Rebooting Your Computer: Adult Learners DIR
3216 Red Letter Unit Sound VP
3217 Rev-Up Your DeLorean: Training Games for Performers CSVP
3218 Singing Low With Style and Purpose: A Fresh Take on Singing Bass ML
3219 Speech Therapy Applied to Singing VP
3220 Stay Upright on Your Skateboard: Balance and Blend VP
3221 “Think, McFly! Think” Dealing With the Biffs CRL
3222 You be the Judge: Showmanship Category Overview AJ
3223 You Know That New Sound You’re Looking For? Well, Listen to This! TG

2:25-3:45 p.m. – Thursday Session 3
3301 Are you Taking the Direct Route or the Scenic Route? DIR
3302 Back to the Book: Overview of the Sound Category AJ
3323 Choral Charisma: The Director’s Special – Tom Carter
3303 Designing a DeLorean: Building Vocal Skills and Artistry Through Physicality VP
3304 Disassembling the Flux Capacitor: Music Category Overview AJ
3305 Doc Talks TG
3306 Don’t Do What Biff Would Do! Copyrights and Wrongs AA
3307 Don’t let Theory Melt Your Brain: Music Theory for DCP DCP
3308 Einstein’s Ears: Analytical Listening for Coaches CO
3309 The Future is in Their Hands: The Director-Choreographer Team DIR
3310 How to Become Youthful, Without a Time Machine YWIH
3311 How to Get There From Where You Are: Rehearsal Skills for Musical Leaders ML
3312 The Inspirational Leader CRL
3313 Let the Melody McFly ML
3314 Our Future Belongs to Us! Creating Ambassadors for Sweet Adelines CRL
3315 Plutonium Powered Performances: Vocal Energy and You! VP
3316 Polishing Your DeLorean: The Power Packed Performance CSVP
3317 The Professional Performance, Then and Now DIR
3318 The Right Way at the Right Time: Using Task Forces and Committees CRL
3319 Rip Your Shower Curtain Open Wider! CSVP
3320 Running on Plutonium and Other Fixes DIR
3321 Social Media: Out of This World Marketing Tools CRL
3322 Unleaded, Regular, High Test or Jet Fuel: How to Sing Dynamics Effectively VP

4:05-5:20 p.m. – Thursday Session 4
3401 Accessorize Your DeLorean: Barbershop Embellishments/Nuances DIR
3402 Around the Clock Doc: Fundamentals of Theory for Barbershop Arrangers AA
3403 Barber-Pop Explorations: Arranging Pop Music for Barbershop Performers EA
3404 Breakthrough at the Molecular Level: Coaching Priorities and Expectations CO
3405 Building Your Vocal Skills VP
3420 Choral Charisma: Move the Singer, Move the Audience – Tom Carter
3406 Come McFly With Me: Performance Package Elements AJ
3407 Creating the Sound of the Future AA
3408 DCP Testing DCP
3409 Deciphering the Code: AEIOU VP
3410 Doc Talks TG
3411 Don’t be a Biff: Leadership for the 21st Century CRL
3412 Guess Who? Characterization CSVP
3413 Into the Future: Read Between the Lines AJ
3414 It’s Showmanship, not Choreography, Biff! CSVP
3415 The Mixed Voice: Special Effects! VP
3416 Moving Forward and Moving On: Communication and Dealing With Conflict CRL
3417 Protecting Your Future Voice VP
3418 Put Your Mind to Giving PVI’s ML
3419 Rookie Fluxing: Developing a Rookie Program That Works CRL
3421 Your Future Self as Tenor! ML
3422 “Your Kids are Gonna Love it!” Organizing Youth Festivals YWIH

Friday, August 4, 2017
9:35-10:50 a.m. – Friday Session 1

4101 A Brave New World: Creating Performance Packages CSVP
4102 Back to the Future Again … Beginning With the end in Mind CSVP
4103 Baritones are not Extraterrestrials! ML
4104 Building Your DeLorean: Setting High Standards for Your Chorus ML
4105 Chorus Finance: Plutonium Fuel for Your Chorus Activities CRL
4106 Contemporary A Cappella Arranging in 10 Steps – Deke Sharon
4107 Doc Brown’s Wisdom for the Future: Membership in the New Millennium CRL
4108 Doc’s Rules for Singing in Tune VP
4109 Fluxing as One: Developing Your Chorus Culture CRL
4110 From Unleaded to Jet Fuel DIR
4111 Future Destiny: You too can be a Coach CO
4112 “Great Scott!” The Power of Words DIR
4113 The Hum of the DeLorean: Recognizing Resonation VP
4114 “It’s Your Kids, Marty! Something’s Gotta be Done About Your Kids!” YWIH
4115 Mental Training for Performers CSVP
4116 Musical Inventions: Yes, No, Maybe So! VP
4117 The Past, the Present, and the Future of the Judging Program AJ
4118 The Power of Vocal Warm-Up DIR
4119 The Space/Time Continuum: Teaching Rhythms, Backbeat and Pulse DIR
4120 Supercharge Your Manifold for High Performance: A-Level Breathing VP
4121 Upgrading Your Chorus: IT Solutions and e-Learning Tools for Sweet Adelines TG
4122 Up to Speed on the Open Division AJ

12:50-2:05 p.m. – Friday Session 2
4201 Advanced Arranging (Limited to CMA’s and MMA’s Only) – Deke Sharon
4202 Branding: More Than Just a Logo CRL
4203 DCP Testing DCP
4204 The Flux Capacitor of Member Recruitment and Retention: The Director! CRL
4205 Get to the Heart of the Matter: Breath Art/Word Art VP
4206 The Gravitational Pull of Choosing Music DIR
4207 The Great Mysteries of the Expression Category AJ
4208 Harness the Power of Your Music Staff ML
4209 “Leapin’ Lizards, Marty!” Achieving New Levels CO
4210 Let’s Get Rehearsal Started … to the Moon and Back! CSVP
4211 Look to the Future: Strategic Planning CRL
4212 The Power of Positive Learning ML
4213 The Power of Rhythm and Energy DIR
4214 Rebooting Your Computer: Adult Learners DIR
4215 Red Letter Unit Sound VP
4216 Rev-Up Your DeLorean: Training Games for Performers CSVP
4217 Singing Low With Style and Purpose: A Fresh Take on Singing Bass ML
4218 Speech Therapy Applied to Singing VP
4219 Stay Upright on Your Skateboard: Balance and Blend VP
4220 “Think, McFly! Think” Dealing With the Biffs CRL
4221 You be the Judge: Showmanship Category Overview AJ
4222 You Know That New Sound You’re Looking For? Well, Listen to This! TG

2:25-3:45 p.m. – Friday Session 3
4301 Are you Taking the Direct Route or the Scenic Route? DIR
4302 Back to the Book: Overview of the Sound Category AJ
4303 Certified Arranger Round Table (Limited to Certified and Master Arrangers) CO
4304 Designing a DeLorean: Building Vocal Skills and Artistry Through Physicality VP
4305 Disassembling the Flux Capacitor: Music Category Overview AJ
4306 Doc Talks TG
4307 Don’t Do What Biff Would Do! Copyrights and Wrongs AA
4308 Don’t let Theory Melt Your Brain: Music Theory for DCP DCP
4309 Einstein’s Ears: Analytical Listening for Coaches CO
4310 The Future is in Their Hands – The Director-Choreographer Team DIR
4311 How to Become Youthful, Without a Time Machine YWIH
4312 How to Get There From Where You Are: Rehearsal Skills for Musical Leaders ML
4313 The Inspirational Leader CRL
4314 Let the Melody McFly ML
4315 Our Future Belongs to Us! Creating Ambassadors for Sweet Adelines CRL
4316 Plutonium Powered Performances: Vocal Energy and You! VP
4317 Polishing Your DeLorean: The Power Packed Performance CSVP
4318 The Professional Performance, Then and Now DIR
4319 The Right Way at the Right Time: Using Task Forces and Committees CRL
4320 Rip Your Shower Curtain Open Wider! CSVP
4321 Running on Plutonium and Other Fixes DIR
4322 Social Media: Out of This World Marketing Tools CRL
4323 Unleaded, Regular, High Test or Jet Fuel: How to Sing Dynamics Effectively VP

4:05-5:20 p.m. – Friday Session 4
4401 Accessorize Your DeLorean: Barbershop Embellishments/Nuances DIR
4402 Breakthrough at the Molecular Level: Coaching Priorities and Expectations CO
4403 Building Your Vocal Skills VP
4404 Come McFly With Me: Performance Package Elements AJ
4405 Deciphering the Code: AEIOU VP
4406 Doc Talks TG
4407 Don’t be a Biff: Leadership for the 21st Century CRL
4408 Expert-Level Music Directors' Toolkit – Deke Sharon
4409 Guess Who? Characterization CSVP
4410 Into the Future: Read Between the Lines AJ
4411 It’s Showmanship, not Choreography, Biff! CSVP
4412 The Mixed Voice: Special Effects! VP
4413 Moving Forward and Moving On: Communication and Dealing With Conflict CRL
4414 Protecting Your Future Voice VP
4415 Put Your Mind to Giving PVI’s ML
4416 Rookie Fluxing: Developing a Rookie Program That Works CRL
4417 Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads! EA
4418 Your Future Self as Tenor! ML
4419 “Your Kids are Gonna Love it!” Organizing Youth Festivals YWIH

Saturday, August 5, 2017
9:35-10:50 a.m. – Saturday Session 1

5101 Adjudicating the Ceremonial Ritual for Rising Stars (9:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m.) AJ
5102 Building Blocks to a Better Visual Team CRL
5103 Cut the Ties and Leap Ahead: Moving From Teacher to Leader to Performer ML, DIR
5104 Doc Brown’s Prescription to Stay Cool on Stage TG
5105 Elements of Appealing Arrangements Panel AA, EA
5106 The Gravitational Pull of Emotion: Artistry and the Power in You VP
5107 SMART Strategies for Choruses and Quartets CSVP
5108 Tune Up Your DeLorean VP

11:10 a.m.-12:25 p.m. – Saturday Session 2
5101 (continued) Adjudicating the Ceremonial Ritual for Rising Stars (9:35 a.m.-12:25 p.m.) AJ
5109 Develop Your Style VP
5110 The Director-Arranger Relationship: Who’s Driving This DeLorean? AA, EA
5111 In the Lab With Doc: Making Rehearsal the Best Night of the Week CRL
5112 Let’s Build Something That Really Works ML, DIR
5113 Marty McFly at Work: Building Trust and Dealing With Change TG
5114 Performance Package Panel Discussion CSVP
5115 Unleash the Power of Vocal Kinesthetics VP

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