Class descriptions and faculty

Andrew Rembecki

Andrew Rembecki is a BHS Certified Singing Judge who is now living in Munich, Germany. He is a vocal instructor/coach and the Assistant Director of Herrenbesuch, the men’s chorus from Munich. He received his undergrad and masters in music education from Northwest Missouri State University and taught in the public school system as a choir teacher for six years. He is formerly the Associate Director of Central Standard, BHS Silver Medalists 2016, and was a member of the chorus for 10 years. He has been barbershopping for over 15 years and has coached at Harmony University, BinG! Harmony College, and Holland HaCo. Traveling is one of his favorite things and he loves traveling to coach and teach singing and music skills.

Classes (in English):

Sat 3A: Singing Anatomy – Basics
How does singing work? Learn the basics of the process of singing, and why it’s important for us to know how the voice works.

Sat 10A: Judging Categories Across Organisations
Have you always wanted to know what the judges from different categories look for? Then this is the place to be!
During this table discussion we’ll be talking to several judges from different categories across barbershop organisations.
How do judges from different organisations approach things? What are the differences and similarities? What do we actually get scored on?
Get you questions ready! Now is the time to ask them as we have a group of judges together waiting to answer them!

Sun 2A: Identifying Vocal Inefficiencies (PVIs under glass)
What are we listening for in a singers voice? We’ll have volunteers sing (over zoom) and try to identify some areas for improving efficiency.  

Sun 4B: Technology in Rehearsal
During the pandemic, we’ve been challenged to find new ways to use technology in rehearsal. We’ll look at what works better in online rehearsals than in live rehearsals, and what to avoid.

 

Anna Rosenberg

* I am the first non-native English speaking barbershop judge ever. I got certified in Showmanship in 2019 (which is the highest level in SAI). 

* My father brought Barbershop to Sweden in the late 1960´s after hearing it in Minnesota.

* I am the master director of Pearls of the Sound, Harmony Classic champion chorus, small and midsize and International 5th place 2018. 

* Together with my husband Henrik a few of us started a mixed chorus last year called Northern Stars. We have male and female members from all Nordic countries and were supposed to compete for the first time in Germany last April.

* Have competed in both female and mixed quartets throughout the years.

Classes (in English):

Sat 10A: Judging Categories across Organisations
Have you always wanted to know what the judges from different categories look for? Then this is the place to be!
During this table discussion we’ll be talking to several judges from different categories across barbershop organisations.
How do judges from different organisations approach things? What are the differences and similarities? What do we actually get scored on?
Get you questions ready! Now is the time to ask them as we have a group of judges together waiting to answer them!

 

Cay Outerbridge

Cay Outerbridge is a barbershop jack-of-all-trades: sought-after arranger, certified Barbershop Harmony Society Music Judge, and international-level chorus director. He sings in Daily Special, a district champion quartet, and teaches private voice and arranging lessons out of his home in Boston, Massachusetts.

Classes (in English):

Sat 9B: Jamulus Rehearsal Techniques
In this class, I will share what I have learned in my first several months of leading a chorus on Jamulus. I’ll share technological suggestions and built-in features for optimizing the Jamulus rehearsal experience and discuss the pedagogical implications of leading a vocal ensemble in a low-latency, non-visual environment. Note: This is class is NOT about setting up Jamulus; it is about using it to its fullest once you have it working!

Sat 10A: Judging Categories across Organisations
Have you always wanted to know what the judges from different categories look for? Then this is the place to be!
During this table discussion we’ll be talking to several judges from different categories across barbershop organisations.
How do judges from different organisations approach things? What are the differences and similarities? What do we actually get scored on?
Get you questions ready! Now is the time to ask them as we have a group of judges together waiting to answer them!

Sun 5B & 6B: Beginning Arranging

This class will take you through essential information for every beginning arranger. We’ll discuss barbershop chord vocabulary, voicings, and how to harmonize a melody!
Suggested prerequisite: Basic Music Theory Knowledge (You should be able to identify notes and triads on a staff.)

 

Cy Wood

Cy grew up as a third-generation barbershopper. He officially joined the society at 15 years old and sang with The Gateway Chorus in Pocatello, Idaho. Currently, Cy sings bass in the quartet Half and Half as well as baritone with a BHS Top Ten Chorus, Southern Gateway Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio where he also serves as the Performance Director. In recent past, Cy sanf in NYC with Voices of Gotham, and a MAD quartet, On Tap. As a coach and choreographer, he has had his work performed on many international stages, including Carnegie Hall. As a past Broadway Performer and producer, and a current teacher of Theater and Voice, Cy loves to perform for audiences all over the world.

Classes (in English):

Sat 7a – Look to the Lyric!
In this course we take a deeper look at the lyrics we are singing and how to bring appropriate, authentic, non-verbal communication/physical movement to our pieces after studying which words we should highlight.

Sun 8a – We, The Storytellers
In this course, students learn and practice pedagogical acting methods to engage their audience with brilliant story telling. Yes! Even while singing barbershop!

 

David Sangster

David is the director of Forth Valley Chorus based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has been musical director with FVC since 2005, leading them to multiple gold medals and record scores in Sweet Adelines International Region 31 (UK and Holland) and ultimately to the first ever UK chorus top 10 finish at International in New Orleans in 2019 following an 11th place finals appearance in Las Vegas in 2017.

He originally developed as a pianist and holds a piano teaching diploma from The Guildhall School of Music, but has experience in jazz, swing, traditional Scottish, music theatre, classical choirs and of course – barbershop!

He is a vocal arranger (several of his arrangements were sung at the International finals appearances), and regularly coaches choruses and quartets throughout the UK.

In 2018 he was invited to direct Momentum, the mixed barbershop chorus, with whom he won a gold medal at the BABS convention with a record score. He was invited again to direct Momentum in the World Championships in Dortmund in 2020 but alas, it could not proceed!

Classes (in English):

Sun 3B: Directing Gestures‘Cut offs’, shaping, kinaesthetic effects on sound and more
Directing gestures: the possible effects a director’s movements can have on our music and performance

“Arm wavers” they call us, but all directors know there’s a lot more to it than that!
This class looks at the use of arms, hands, fingers, face and the whole body, and some of the ways a director can help singers realise better phrasing, vowels, sound shaping, onsets, “cut-offs” (and why that term needs re-visited!), tone flow, word delivery and choral artistry.
Various tools and approaches will be explored, with an awareness of rehearsal vs performance in examining when we might use them. The aim is not to prescribe or dictate, but to provide a range of ideas that directors can try for themselves, add to their toolboxes, or even affirm they have a better way already and feel good about it !

Sun 5A: Bringing Music Alive
Most of us are here because of our work in barbershop music. But whatever musical discipline we work in, I believe we should feed our musical souls in fresh ways and take inspiration from other genre’s. So many musical truths and aesthetics apply universally and can enrich any and every style of music.

In this class we take a really close look at a short passage of music from outside the world of barbershop, starting with notes on the page to finished performance, finally hearing two very different interpretations. The aim is to stimulate thought and creativity about our own artistic choices, enlivening a “vocal” line, and perhaps even to enrich our understanding of music itself.

Come with an open and curious mind…. and heart !

 

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor is a 33 year Barbershopper and member of Harmony, Inc. She is the front line director of 2-time gold medalists, Northern Blend Chorus, and has 3 International Quartet Championships (1996, 2008, 2015). She has served in the International Board and has also acted as Youth Coordinator in Area 3. She frequently coaches quartets and choruses, gives private voice lessons, and has served on faculty at Harmony University, BinG, and numerous HI events. In her “real life,” Katie teaches K-12  music and theatre in a small school in upstate NY, where she has been for 24 years. She is happily married to her husband, Ricky, and they have two grown sons, Gavin and Zachary.

Classes (in English):

Sun 6A: Involving YOUTH in your show
If you’re looking for ideas on how to incorporate youngsters into your chapter show and ways to reach out to schools and music educators, this is the class for you! See examples of ideas that have been successful, and brainstorm with others on new ideas!

Sun 8B: Learn to sight sing
Learn the basics on how to read music using solfegio and numbers in the scale.  It’s not as hard as you think!!

 

Kerstin Greaves

Kerstin is an organizer, MC of various Barbershop events in Germany as well as in Europe. As a singer in German and Dutch women’s and mixed quartets like SPLASH!, Green Eyes, CONNECTION, BAM!, HASHTAG, as well as in German choruses like Ladies First and Heavy Medal Chorus, she achieved national and international success in our Barbershop world. Since 2019 she is part of the Germang BinG! Coaching Certification Program. In January 2021 she participated as a member of the Faculty and Singing Coach Panel in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Virtual Midwinter Convention

After graduating from music high school, she studiesd music and german language at Karl-Marx-University in Leipzig and Humboldt University in Berling and continued her classical singing education at the Semperoper in Dresden. After the birth of her two children she decided to fully focus on a career in music. She is now a vocal teacher/coach and choir/orchestra leader and singer. in 2018 she started her additional 3-year studies at the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen to become a certified CVT singer/teacher.

“My ambition is to use these techniques to help singers find their very best voice.”

Classes (in English):

Sat 2B: Complete Vocal Technique translated into Barbershop
The objective of this class is to demonstrate how Complete Vocal Technique can provide strong support for your barbershop singing, enabling you to produce sounds in a natural and healthy way.

We will dive into the techniques required to accomplish your artistic goals and to give you the possibility to access all the sounds that the human voice can produce. All sounds are valuable for your personal repertoire and, with this in mind, we will try out and sing a lot.

Sun 3A: Myths about vocal techniques, diagnoses and causes of voice problems
Online classes can be a great way to learn many new things. This can of course be through normal repetition, but the online experience offers you the chance to try out new things in a familiar and safe environment.

We will cover the truths and myths regarding tone deafness, hoarseness, intonation, eating, drinking and lifestyle habits. We will share tips and tricks that you can use for self-correction as you sing and talk. We will explore many areas and techniques – to enable you to access your best voice in a healthy way.

 

Kim Newcomb

Kim Newcomb is an active voice teacher, coach, and learning track maker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always had a love for music and an interest in helping others find their voice. Kim attended the University of North Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education. She has a wide array of experience singing and teaching all genres of music, but her most favorite to perform is barbershop. Kim has experience singing with both barbershop quartets and choruses at an internationally competitive level, and serves as a clinician at harmony camps throughout the country. She currently sings in a mixed quartet, Half and Half, a female quartet, The Ladies, and serves as director for Capital City Chorus.

Classes (in English):

Sun 9A: ‘How I warm up’ and Q&A
A series of Kim’s favorite vocal exercises that she uses to warm up herself and why she likes those exercises. Followed by a Q&A.

 

Marlous Luiten

Marlous Luiten is dirigent van Route Sixteen en nog 3 andere koren. Sinds 2012 is ze fulltime aan het werk als koordirigent en zangcoach. Altijd bezig met nieuwe dingen leren en bijscholing. In 2018 heeft ze een jaar de Master Vocal Leadership gevolgd aan het conservatorium van Tilburg. Maar diep in haar hart is Marlous vooral een theaterbeest. Zeven jaar lang stond zij zelf op het theaterpodium met haar a capella groep Femmage. Alles wat ze daar geleerd heeft past ze nu toe bij haar eigen koren. En dat blijkt prima te mixen!

Classes (in Dutch):

Sat 3B: Warming up & re-energizers on- en offline
De start van een repetitieavond is van groot belang. Hier is iedereen nog fris en kun je de “mood” een bepaalde richting op sturen. In de ruim 8 jaar dat Marlous koordirigent is heeft ze een heel breed scala aan warming-up oefeningen verzameld die als doel hebben om de koorleden “open” te zetten. Om expressie te stimuleren, ze uit hun comfort-zone te halen, te laten improviseren, fouten durven laten maken etc etc. Voor elk doel een oefening.

Sat 6B: Hersengymnastiek
Of het nou is om een lange workshopdag even te onderbreken of om leuke focusoefeningen te doen: ook uit de verzameling van Marlous: allerlei oefeningen om je hersenen even te resetten. Trainen om meerdere dingen tegelijk te kunnen heeft uiteindelijk ook veel voordelen voor je performance in het koor. Dat wordt lachen!

 

Mirjam van den Boogaard

Mirjam van den Bogaard is theatermaker, actrice, regisseur en dramadocent en heeft gestudeerd aan de Academie voor Theater in Tilburg. Ze geeft dramalessen en workshops op diverse scholen en regisseert allerlei producties. Verzorgt o.a. met Elke Vierveijzer en Sophie Ruthven-Stuart maatwerk theateropdrachten en workshops voor de EU, Nederlandse Opleiding Tentoonstelling en vele instellingen en scholen. Ook maakt ze kleinkunstvoorstellingen die ze speelt in kleine zalen en op festivals. Onder Boomgaard Theaterproducties speelt ze samen met Izak Boom in muzikale kindervoorstellingen uit eigen atelier. Theaterhuis Gorinchem is haar initiatief en biedt theaterlessen en workshops aan voor kinderen en volwassenen.

Classes (in Dutch):

Sun 1A: Acteerles voor zangers!
Acteren! Makkelijker gedaan, dan gezegd!
Natuurlijk komt er meer bij kijken dan alleen maar ‘doen’ of zomaar wat tekst op ratelen. ‘Waarachtig acteren’ komt voort uit een combinatie van techniek, lef, emotioneel inlevingsvermogen en taalgevoeligheid. Wat bij een lied zingen niet anders is. Deze combinatie zorgt ervoor dat een menselijk conflict geloofwaardig in woord en gebaar wordt uitgedrukt. Neem deel aan deze online acteerworkshop en ervaar het zelf!
Wat kun je verwachten? Een 50 minuten durende online drama les verzorgt op een gepassioneerde en dynamische wijze. Gedurende deze les gaan we door middel van diverse improvisatie oefeningen je techniek uitbreiden. Je krijgt tips en aanwijzingen waardoor je je vrijer gaat voelen en steeds meer vertrouwd raakt met acteren. Acteren is vooral doen, dus we gaan interactief aan de slag!

 

Nancy Kelsall

I love all music and love barbershop – I am a proud member of Sweet Adelines and LABBS.  My chorus competes in Sweet Adelines and I have competed in quartet and been a singing judge in LABBS since 2005.  My dad was a club singer and introduced me to a love of all kinds of music then in 1989 I joined the White Rosettes and developed a passion for barbershop.   I have sung in two quartets, Eu4ia (lead) and the Mix (baritone), both of which won LABBS, SAI region 31 and European gold medals.  Eu4ia came 12th in the world at Sweet Adelines International in 2005.  I have been directing Heartbeat (SAI) since 2011.  They are the current regional champions with one of the highest regional scores ever.  I have taken them from a score of 74-85%.   In my normal life I have a gorgeous 10 year old daughter and a gorgeous (very patient) husband.  In my professional life I’m a lawyer.  I have never been known to say no to a glass of red wine.

Classes (in English):

Sat 4B: Things learnt (and mistakes made) take a chorus from 74% to 84%
This class will look at the key elements of a score from mid B to A from a singing judge perspective and look at the step changes Heartbeat chorus took to go up score levels from B to B+ then A minus and consider what might be next to gain higher level scores.

Sat 10A: Judging Categories across Organisations
Have you always wanted to know what the judges from different categories look for? Then this is the place to be!
During this table discussion we’ll be talking to several judges from different categories across barbershop organisations.
How do judges from different organisations approach things? What are the differences and similarities? What do we actually get scored on?
Get you questions ready! Now is the time to ask them as we have a group of judges together waiting to answer them!

 

Norbert Hammes

Norbert has been singing Barbershop since 1987. Prior to that he sang in a boys choir later in church choirs and a double quartet. He is a founding member of ‚Erster Kölner Barbershop Chor’ and the german Barbershop organization BinG!  where he served as board member for 14 years. He sang in several quartets including the 1993 and 2014 gold medalist quartets VIERTAKT and TONIKUM.

He directs Barbershop Blend, a women’s chorus based in Geldern and a mixed chorus named Heavy Medal Chorus. Norbert is currently a candidate pending of the judging program within the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Classes (in English):

Sun 1B: How to find opportunities in the music
We will look for chances the arranger put into the arrangement. What could be the pupose of downward swipe which feelings does it create?  Or what is the meaning of a unison of all voice parts? We’ll learn a method what we should look for!

 

Rob van der Meule

Hij vertolkte grote musicalrollen in binnen- en buitenlandse theaters. Zo was hij te zien als o.a.  ‘Max von Mayerling’ in ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Javert’ in ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Koos de theaterkat’ in ‘Cats’ en ‘Kapitein Haddock’ in ‘Kuifje’. Op dit moment geeft hij les aan de Muziekschool Zeeland, is hij hoofdvakdocent zang aan de pop-afdeling van het conservatorium in Gent en is hij vast gastdirigent in Kopenhagen aan het Complete Vocal Institute en heeft hij een eigen lespraktijk thuis. Hij coacht zangers, koren en dirigenten, verzorgt clinics, workshops en masterclasses op het gebied van zangtechniek, interpretatie, slagtechniek, koormethodiek en koorpresentatie (choreografie). Tijdens korenfestivals neemt hij regelmatig plaats achter de jurytafel. 

Als dirigent heeft hij 3 koren onder zijn hoede: Sea Sound Singer en het Scheldeloodsenkoor – beide uit Vlissingen en Koor Lichte Muziek A58 wat al sinds de oprichting in 1999 onder zijn leiding staat.

Classes (in Dutch):

Sat 8B: Repetitie Analyse
Het opsporen van oorzaken wanneer er problemen zijn met het instuderen van de partituur. Effectieve tools om problemen te analyseren, op te sporen en te verhelpen.

Sun 4A: Het kleuren van je stem
Van Country & Western tot opera… Hoe pas ik mijn klankkleur aan. Met effectieve tools, duidelijke uitleg en oefeningen.

 

Simon Lubkowski

Simon is the founder and Musical Director of ‘The Collective’ and ‘The Collective Youth Chorus’ both formed since the Covid 19 Pandemic. He is a

lso the Lead in 2018 BABS Quartet Champions ‘The Locksmiths’, Musical Director of BABS Chorus ‘Tuxedo Junction’, Founder and Musical Director of new UK Mixed Chorus ‘Lux A Cappella’, Founder and Lead with A Cappella Quartet ‘The Simpletones’, Founder and Musical Director of ‘The Knighton Community Choir’ in Leicester, UK, and is Director of Music at a School in Leicestershire, having taught Music in schools in the UK over the past 16 years.

He is currently training to become a BABS Singing Judge, and is both a vocal arranger and guide track producer and vocal coach, as well as finding the time to have a wife and four children!

Simon has been involved in UK Barbershop since 2013, having sung with BABS Chorus ‘Hallmark of Harmony’ since being invited to join by their Assistant MD at the time, Tim Briggs (Simon had been Tim’s Music Teacher a few years earlier!). He has been active in promoting and nourishing Youth engagement in Barbershop, with the formation of Lux A Cappella Youth Chorus, as the teacher and vocal coach of the current LABBS Youth Quartet Champions ‘Neopolitan’. He was also the BABS 2019 ‘Barbershopper of the Year’ and a finalist in the BHS ‘Barbershopper of the Year’ awards in 2019.

Simon is thrilled to be running two sessions at Holland HaCo, and hopes to attend in person once restrictions are lifted and we can all sing and learn together again!

Classes (in English):

Sat 7A: Building & Maintaining and Exceptional Chorus Culture
Whether online or in-person, chorus culture is critical to success.  Learn ideas, concepts, and techniques to help your chorus culture thrive!

Sat 10B: Engaging Online Rehearsals
Learn tips and techniques to keep your online rehearsals interesting and engaged!

 

Steve Scott

Steve Scott is the Online Education Curriculum Manager in the Music Education Department for the Barbershop Harmony Society. Additionally, Steve is an active researcher, presenting at national and international music conferences. His research interests include the biophysiology of the barbershop singing voice, barbershop acoustics, and barbershop history. He is a certified Singing judge and is a frequent faculty member for Harmony University where he teaches voice techniques and vocal pedagogy. Steve is active as a voice teacher, youth chorus clinician, coach, and chorus director, and has sung in various quartets and choruses, including the medalist chorus Central Standard of Metro Kansas City, where he served chapter as Vocal Coach. Steve now serves as the Vocal Coach of the 2018 5th place Music City Chorus in Nashville TN.

Classes (in English):

Sun 2B: Navigating the Passagio
The transition point from chest voice to head to falsetto can be tricky. This talk discusses when/how to make physical and acoustic adjustments to sing more efficiently in the high

Sun 7B: Lifespan Vocal Development
What happens as the voice ages? What can be done to prevent loss of power, vibrancy, breath? What are the pros of having a senior voice?

 

Stuart Sides

Stuart is a vocal and performance coach based in the Netherlands. He is a chorus & choir director and quartet singer with numerous national and European medals and championships. Stuart is also a regular faculty member at Harmony Colleges, Directors’ Colleges, Quartet Schools across Europe and Harmony University.

Stuart has had a varied vocal life since he first started singing in church choirs when he was 6. In 1978 (when he was 9) he started in barbershop but he has since then also sung in mixed voice a cappella groups and classical choirs but most notably he has sung in four UK National Champion barbershop quartets in 1993, 1994, 2004 & 2005 (bass, baritone, lead and baritone) going on to represent his country in the International Championships each time and since moving to Holland has sung in 3 Dutch Champion Quartets in 2008 (Xperience, baritone), 2011 (Trademark, baritone) and 2015 (Maelstrom, tenor). This last quartet puts Stuart in a very small group of people who have won (National) quartet gold medals in all four parts! Stuart currently sings bass in the BinG! men’s quartet, Foreign Affair!

His directing career began in 1984 (at 15 years old) with a barbershop chorus. Since then he has directed ladies, men’s and mixed barbershop choruses as well as Gospel and pop choirs. He has had National and European success with his choruses through the years most notably with his current chorus, No Borders Show Chorus (SAI Region 31) as AA Champions and representatives at the SAI Harmony Classic competition in St Louis in 2018, winning the ‘Most Entertaining Chorus’ award. His previous men’s chorus, Momentum, won the Holland Harmony chorus competition in 2019, being the first ever men’s chorus in the Netherlands to score into the 80s! Stuart’s directing commitments include Pop Choir Heart & Soul, mixed voice a cappella group Chain Reaction and The New Harvest Singers, in addition to No Borders Show Chorus and acting interim director with T-SiNG!

Stuart lives in Hellevoetsluis with his wife, Natascha.

Classes (in English):

Sat 5B: Conversational Word Sounds
We take a look at the difference between conversational and production word sounds in the context of resonance for barbershop and how to find out what should work best for our groups.

Sat 7B: Characteristics of Choruses & Quartets at each level – Video analysis
We watch videos from groups and work out what are the characteristics of their performances that help them towards their score (in terms of a barbershop contest).

 

Theresa Weatherbee

Theresa Weatherbee is a Certified Performance Judge and Category Specialist with Harmony, Inc. and serves the Barbershop Harmony Society as a Performance Judge. She brings her world of theater training and stage experience into her coaching sessions, helping performers discover and develop their own stage personality while enriching their total performance experience.

Theresa’s company, Engage on Stage™, is dedicated to coaching all types of performers who want to take their already existing performance skills to new heights and learn how to achieve believability through continued education and development. Theresa has taught, guided and mentored throughout North America, Europe, Russia, and New Zealand.

Known for her “all-consuming passion” for the stage, Theresa’s specialty is inspiring performers to want to own the stage. She has had over forty years on the stage as a singer and actor, and her work has been in front of the camera as a background actor in movies and local TV productions.

Classes (in English):

Sat 10A: Judging categories across the organisations
Have you always wanted to know what the judges from different categories look for? Then this is the place to be!
During this table discussion we’ll be talking to several judges from different categories across barbershop organisations.
How do judges from different organisations approach things? What are the differences and similarities? What do we actually get scored on?
Get you questions ready! Now is the time to ask them as we have a group of judges together waiting to answer them!

Sun 7A: The Singing Actor
Imagine your performance at its highest entertainment level because you’ve learned the skills it takes to be one of the best. The Singing Actor, takes a new look at Barbershop performance skills in relation to the real world of performance.

Sun 9B: Performance Reimagined
Fact: in live rehearsals we spend 85% of our time on the music and singing. What better time than now to learn more about performance skills and how we can use them over Zoom. Join me for this educational, fun and interactive class to explore new ways of rehearsing.

 

Tindra Thor

Tindra Thor is a Master 700 Director and is the musical and artistic director of Stockholm City Voices. As off December 2019, she is the lead of the quartet Milli Blink and also sings tenor in the mixed quartet Potential Scandal, 2018 World Champion Mixed Quartet and 2017 European Champion Mixed Quartet. Tindra’s work is often conceptually driven, building each performance from a holistic perspective.

Classes (in English):

Sat 5A/Sat 6A: Visual Plans and Choreography – Visualizing, Creating, Executing
This workshop-based session will introduce you to ideas on visual planning and choreography for vocal groups. The session is intended to provide both some food for thought when it comes to visual concepts and choreography, as well as some practical tips on how to execute all those fabulous plans.

 

Valerie Taylor

Classes (in English):

Sat 9A: How we built both our Harmony Classic Show sets

Sat 10A: Judging Categories across Organisations
Have you always wanted to know what the judges from different categories look for? Then this is the place to be!
During this table discussion we’ll be talking to several judges from different categories across barbershop organisations.
How do judges from different organisations approach things? What are the differences and similarities? What do we actually get scored on?
Get you questions ready! Now is the time to ask them as we have a group of judges together waiting to answer them!

 

Wil Saenen

Wil Saenen is begonnen met barbershop in oktober 1989 in Vlissingen bij Sea Sound Singers o.l.v. Rob van der Meule. Kampioen geworden met dat koor (als bass) 1991 – 1993 – 1995. Toen het onbetwiste beste koor. Veel van Rob geleerd! Daarna dirigeerde ze zelf veel prijswinnende koren zoals The New Harvest Singers, sound Waves en momenteel Building Bridges Chorus. Zelf heeft ze ook in meerdere kwartetten gezongen en deelgenomen aan Conventies. Ze zingt met drie andere dirigentes in het kwartet From the Top. Wil is ook een veelgevraagd coach voor koren en kwartetten.

Classes (in Dutch):

Sat 2A: Met een goede basis heb je eindeloze mogelijkheden
In een koor vertel je samen een verhaal. Je neemt het verhaal wat je wilt overbrengen met elkaar door. Je neemt de emoties door. Maar dat ga je zingen.. en dan komt het erop aan om genoeg tools te hebben om je verhaal mogelijk te maken. Het overbrengen van het verhaal moet ook technisch ondersteunt worden door de mogelijkheden, de kennis en kunde, van je koor. Je moet elkaar begrijpen. Dus een taal hebben waarmee je elkaar verstaat. En welke mogelijkheden zijn dat? Welke taal is dat? Welke begrippen zijn dat? En hoe moeten ze? En hoe repeteer je ze?  En dat alles in een notendop. Handvatten voor zangers.

Sat 4A: Met een goede basis heeft je koor eindeloze mogelijkheden
Samen met het koor vertel je een verhaal. Je neemt het verhaal wat je wilt overbrengen met elkaar door. Je neemt de emoties door. Maar dat ga je zingen.. en dan komt het erop aan om genoeg tools te hebben om je verhaal mogelijk te maken. Het overbrengen van het verhaal moet ook technisch ondersteunt worden door de mogelijkheden, de kennis en kunde, van je koor. Je moet elkaar begrijpen. Dus een taal hebben waarmee je elkaar verstaat. En welke mogelijkheden zijn dat? Welke taal is dat? Welke begrippen zijn dat? En hoe moeten ze? En hoe repeteer je ze?  En dat alles in een notendop. Handvatten voor dirigenten.