Education Classes

Monday A.M. Classes

Because these classes are for YOU, we want the format to include you in the discussion as much as possible:

  • MEET ME AT THE FRONT (Directors at Work) • 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Taught by Joan Boutilier & Tori Postma. This session for directors will meet at the same time as the Members at Work session. The session leaders will guide roundtable discussions about the director’s role in aspects of the total chorus: new memberships, retention, vocal stamina, diversity and many other topics.
  • MEET ME AT THE RISERS (Members at Work) • 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Taught by Karen Breidert & Paula Davis. This session for chorus members will meet at the same time as the Directors at Work session. The session leaders will guide roundtable discussions about the member’s role in aspects of the total chorus: new memberships, retention, vocal stamina, diversity and many other topics.
  • MEET ME AT THE TOP (You, Me and Us) • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Taught by Karen Breidert, Joan Boutilier, Paula Davis & Tori Postma. After the first two sessions conclude, everyone will join together in roundtable discussions to share what was discussed in each of the two early sessions and examine other topics that will lead us to the ultimate goal of joyful membership alongside joyful directors.

Monday P.M. Classes

  • SPEED PVIs • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. – Taught by Darlene Rogers. In St. Louis, we will be offering a new and unique spin on the popular Personal Vocal Instruction that members crave. Instead of a constant rotation, this will be a drop-in class: stay for as long as you’d like to observe and participate as much as you’d prefer.
  • WHAT’S UP WITH IMAP • 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. - Taught by Corinna Garriock. If you are a current arranger or someone who is interested in arranging music for Barbershop, this is the place for you. There are big changes coming to the Arranger Education Program, and members of that task force will be there to explain what’s happening with the program and how the changes will make you better for it.

AND DON’T FORGET ...

That there are classes for you at the end of the week, too!

  • FRIDAY • 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. is the Quartet Education Class; this year it will be led by the 2017 International Champion Quartet, FRENZY.
  • SATURDAY • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. is the Chorus Education Class; led this year by the 2018 International Champion, North Metro Chorus.

All education sessions are included in All-Events Registrations.

Class instructors and additional information coming soon!