Learn, Baby, Learn!

Customized music education — it's the icing on the a cappella cake at international convention. The course offerings this year in Las Vegas are as sweet as ever! With topics ranging from vocal production to barbershop song selection, there is something to inspire, enlighten and engage everyone.

All classes are included the costs of all-event registration.

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017

Regional Leaders' L.E.A.P. Day: Learn, Engage, Apply, Perform (By Invitation Only)
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
MGM Grand Conference Center Rooms 203, 207, 208, 209 and 210

The ABCs of Copyright
Jim Arns, Marge Bailey, Helen Giallombardo, Darlene Rogers and Tracy Shoghi
9-10:30 a.m.
MGM Grand Conference Center Room 105

Join us for a continuation of last year’s informative panel discussion exploring common questions about copyright. Learn about ownership, licensing and permissions for use.

Harmonize Your World
Melynnie Williams, Janice McKenna and Sharon Carlson (Moderator)
9-10:30 a.m.
MGM Grand Conference Center Room 122

Why should members stay in a chorus? How do you keep your singers happy? This class will address these questions and discuss how to maintain happy singers for a thriving chorus environment. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns for discussion.

PVI Roulette
Joan Boutilier, Darlene Rogers, Carole Persinger
10 a.m.-Noon  
MGM Grand Conference Center Rooms 101-103

It’s back by popular demand! In this experiential class, you will learn tips, tricks and techniques to boost your vocal skills. Attendees will have the opportunity for personal vocal instruction (PVI) from three international faculty members.

Music Selection — Is This the Right Song?
Corinna Garriock
1:30-3 p.m.
MGM Grand Conference Center Room 122

Song selection can make or break your performance. So how do you know if an arrangement is right for your chorus or quartet? International faculty member Corinna Garriock shares what to look for when choosing an arrangement as you listen to examples and discuss how to find the perfect fit.  

Music Selection — How Barbershop Is It?
Corinna Garriock
3:30-5 p.m.
MGM Grand Conference Center Room 122

Corinna Garriock will examine successful examples of songs that break the traditional barbershop mold and highlight the unique qualities and strengths of the performers.

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Quartet Music Education Class
Speed of Sound
9-10:15 a.m.
MGM Grand Conference Center Room 121

Whether you are in a quartet or interested in developing one, there is much to learn from 2016 International Champion Quartet Speed of Sound about developing your quartet’s personality while maintaining each singer’s unique identity.

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Chorus Music Education Class
Rönninge Show Chorus
9-10:30 a.m.
MGM Grand Conference Center Room 121

Co-director Britt-Heléne Bonnedahl and members of the 2017 International Champion Rönninge Show Chorus will share keys to successful rehearsals, including how to plan and how to keep singers mentally and physically engaged. 

Questions? Please contact the Education Department at education@sweetadelines.com.