Harmony College East

Harmony College East / Directors College East - "The Greatest Weekend of Barbershop on the East Coast!" Each year in June, several hundred Barbershop singers gather at Salisbury University for a weekend of fantastic singing, instruction and a chance to ring chords with friends from across the Mid-Atlantic District.

Operating as usual

[06/20/21]   Mid-Atlantic District,
Hope you enjoyed the show and the virtual HCE experience this year. Looking forward to returning to a LIVE, in-person situation in 2022. See you then!

Glenn & Sheryl
Deans, Harmony College East

Harmony College East 2021 Virtual Saturday Show 06/19/2021

Harmony College East 2021 Virtual Saturday Show

Only a few hours left until our blockbuster Saturday Night show, which will include the HCE Virtual Chorus, among other fabulous content! This is a public broadcast, so call a few friends to come over (safely, of course!), put out some food, and share this presentation with everyone! And put this link on your own personal page as well! "See" everyone tonight!!!!

Harmony College East 2021 Virtual Saturday Show

Harmony College East 2021 Virtual Friday Show 06/18/2021

Harmony College East 2021 Virtual Friday Show

Harmony College East 2021 Virtual Friday Show

[06/18/21]   Now I am watching a very informative and important class on restoring your voice after the lockdown, taught by Jay Butterfield. If you are registered for HCE classes this year, log onto our HCE YouTube channel and check it out!

[06/18/21]   Thank you for your inspiration and motivation, Mo!!! Great keynote address. :-)

[06/17/21]   Don't forget about tonight's keynote address at 7:30 pm ET!! (link in previous post)

Harmony College East 2021 Thursday Night Welcome and Keynote ft. Mo Field 06/16/2021

Harmony College East 2021 Thursday Night Welcome and Keynote ft. Mo Field

Get ready.....get set.....GO! Thursday night, June 17, is our official Harmony College East 2021 kickoff! Join us at this link at 7:30 pm ET for our welcome and an inspiring keynote address, featuring Mo Field! This is a public premiere, so tell all your friends to join us for this special event!

Harmony College East 2021 Thursday Night Welcome and Keynote ft. Mo Field

[06/15/21]   HIVE class number 2 tonight deals with basic copyright issues, a very important topic for all singers. The instructor is Kathy Greason. HCE attendees, join us on our YouTube channel! Once again, thank you, Harmony, Incorporated!

[06/14/21]   It's Monday evening, June 14th, and I am enjoying a terrific class by Jen Cooke about rehearsal tools for different learning styles on the HCE YouTube channel. This class--and several others this week--is courtesy of Harmony, Incorporated, for this year's HCE attendees. If you have registered for HCE this year, you would have received the link to view this class. Get the link, hop on board, and enjoy! Thanks, Harmony, Incorporated! :-)

06/14/2021

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HCE WEEK IS HERE!! If you have already registered for this year's Virtual Harmony College East, please check your email each evening for a preview of the next day's events! The first of these emails went out TONIGHT, so take a look!!

We have some exclusive programming available to registered students ONLY, so if you haven't registered yet, now is the time!!

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06/09/2021

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Harmony College East Is. Next. Week.

If you have not yet registered, there is still time! Remember, it's virtual and it's FREE!!

Starting on Monday, June 14, there will be some exclusive content offered to which ONLY REGISTERED ATTENDEES will have access. And don't forget about the Keynote Address on Thursday evening! So don't miss out! Go to the M-AD Website at www.midatlanticdistrict.com to register for HCE 2021!

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05/31/2021

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Only 18 DAYS until HARMONY COLLEGE EAST! If you have already registered for this free virtual event, we look forward to seeing you!! If you haven't yet registered, please go to the district website at www.midatlanticdistrict.com and click on the "REGISTER NOW!" button to see the terrific offerings, sign up for a PVI, and see two fabulous evening shows!!

And speaking of evening shows, see our previous post today containing details regarding how YOU AND YOUR QUARTET OR CHORUS can submit video and be part of these showcases! Deadline for video submission is June 11, so don't delay!

www.midatlanticdistrict.com

Dropbox - Submit files 05/31/2021

Dropbox - Submit files

** EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR M-AD QUARTETS AND CHORUSES! **

HARMONY COLLEGE EAST will FEATURE YOU on our VIRTUAL SHOW!

The Mid-Atlantic District’s Harmony College-East leadership is excited to announce that our 2021 offerings will include a VIRTUAL SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW! In fact, if there is a sufficient number of interested participants, there may also be a FRIDAY show! This project is an ideal opportunity for your group—quartet or chorus—to be recognized and applauded.

It’s Your Chance to Shine!

All ensembles from around the Mid-Atlantic District, performing in the barbershop style, are welcome to submit a performance video for inclusion in the Virtual Show. Video recordings may be of “live” performances (like recent-past contest or show recordings) or “virtual” performances, recorded “apart” using software like the Acapella app. Performances will be stitched together into an engaging online showcase, “premiered” to run at a prescribed date and time, and recorded to remain on social media for delayed viewing any time.

Video Submission Details
There is no fee to be included in the show. Each group wishing to participate must submit ONE VIDEO, containing one or more songs, NOT TO EXCEED 8 MINUTES TOTAL LENGTH (please!). (Separate videos from the same group cannot be accommodated, sorry.) While it is not necessary that recordings be professionally prepared, your submission should reflect the best quality of your ensemble. Videos must be in landscape orientation, and will not be edited or enhanced by the producers; “what you send is what they’ll see!”

When you have selected the video you wish to submit, there are two things you need to do.

First, upload the video—WITH YOUR GROUP’S NAME (not your own name) IN THE FILENAME—by clicking on this link and following the instructions. You’ll be asked to enter an email address for confirmation of your submission. Here’s the link to upload your performance:
https://www.dropbox.com/request/u8Sw5p9ewkKWtRqDvIb1

Second, immediately following your video upload, send a brief “BIO” of your ensemble which will be used to “introduce” you to the audience. Submit your bio by email with the subject line “HCE VIRTUAL SHOW BIO (GROUP NAME)” to [email protected].

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF VIDEOS AND BIOS IS FRIDAY JUNE 11 at 5:00 pm EDT. In order to ensure enough time to prepare a quality production for broadcast during the HCE weekend, no late submissions can be accepted. Thank you for understanding.

Health and Safety Considerations
Even with relaxing of certain COVID-19 restrictions, in order to ensure your health and safety, we strongly encourage you to submit “live” recordings prepared prior to the coronavirus outbreak in your jurisdiction, OR videos prepared by those exclusively in your “bubble.” YOU are responsible to comply with all constraints on in-person gatherings mandated or encouraged by your jurisdiction; neither HCE nor the District assume any liability for any adverse health consequences resulting from “singing together.” We are confident that sharing your past “live” performances will be well received by a whole set of new eyes and ears, and we want to ensure you’ll be safe and healthy to sing for years to come! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Questions?
We hope we’ve covered everything here, but please send any questions you still might have to [email protected]. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Thank you for considering joining this fun project. We look forward to featuring YOU in our exciting HCE 2021 VIRTUAL SHOW!

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Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society 05/24/2021

Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society

Only 25 DAYS until HARMONY COLLEGE EAST! If you have already registered for this free virtual event, we look forward to seeing you!! If you haven't yet registered, please go to the district website at www.midatlanticdistrict.com and click on the "REGISTER NOW!" button to see the terrific offerings, sign up for a PVI, and see two fabulous evening shows!!

Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society This is the home page for the Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society 05/17/2021

Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society

Harmony College East spotlight: a new instructor and some new course offerings!

HCE welcomes Chris Rimple, an administrative specialist from the Far Western District, to our faculty this year! He will teach courses on the following:
1- Purposeful inclusion
2- What is your chapter vision?
3- Building and growing your audience
4- Do less and sing more

Please check out the class descriptions on our HCE website, and sign up for classes right away. Please continue to share these messages and TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS! :-)

http://www.midatlanticdistrict.com/?Code=HCE

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Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society 05/04/2021

Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society

Harmony College East spotlight: HCE Virtual Chorus

We have a special treat this year as Larry Bomback, Director of the Voices of Gotham chorus and tenor in one of the M-AD's most beloved quartets 'Round Midnight, is directing our HCE virtual chorus. Here is how it works:
1- Limited to the first 100 singers who register---so do so now!
2- The HCE chorus participants will not 'attend an HCE Chorus class' and participation will not conflict with your selected HCE courses during our June 18-19 HCE session. Instead, each singer will record and upload an individual voice recording, all of which will be combined and edited to form a virtual chorus recording to be played on our virtual Saturday night show on June 19th. The deadline for sending in your audio file to Larry is May 31st.
3- This year's song is the inspiring "Back in business" (arr. David Wright), a fitting choice as we slowly get 'back to the business' of singing once again.
4- Larry is planning two May rehearsals to help the chorus singers with the learning process: May 19 and May 25, 8:00-9:30 PM EST.

Make sure to sign up right away and hop aboard this wonderful and fun opportunity! :-)

http://www.midatlanticdistrict.com/?Code=HCE

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Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society 05/02/2021

Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society

Harmony College East spotlight: Quartet coaching or assessment:

Assessment- no live quartet singing; learn virtually how your quartet can improve in all areas: performance, singing, booking gigs, choosing repertoire, perhaps a mini-voice lesson for each singer, etc. Your quartet SHOULD provide a video or audio recording for the coach to assess.

OR

Coaching- your quartet is located TOGETHER and undergo live, virtual quartet singing and coaching

Instructions:
1) If your quartet is NOT singing together at the same location (no live singing) and wishes an assessment, choose ONE two-hour time slot, either Friday or Saturday.
2) If your quartet IS singing together at the same location and wishes coaching, choose any TWO two-hour time slots, either Friday or Saturday or one session each day.
3) If your quartet would like more than two coaching sessions, please contact the HCE Deans at [email protected] and state why you believe your quartet should be granted an exception to policy.

Sign up your quartet today! :-)

http://www.midatlanticdistrict.com/?Code=HCE

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Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society 05/02/2021

Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society

Harmony College East is LIVE for registration! It is virtual this year, and it is FREE! Dates are June 18-19, 2021. Please use the following url to book your classes, and tell all your friends. :-)
http://www.midatlanticdistrict.com/?Code=HCE

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[04/12/21]   M-AD MEMBERS: EXCITING NEWS!! Harmony College East 2021 is coming soon! Here are the first two reasons to attend that you will not be able to resist:

💈 IT'S VIRTUAL!

💈 IT'S FREE!

We have wonderful instructors lined up to teach many new and timely classes, all from the comfort of your home!! In keeping with long-standing District tradition of holding HCE on Father's Day weekend, HCE 2021 will be held on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19, 2021.

And in case the first two reasons to register weren't enough, here are some MORE reasons you shouldn't miss HCE this year:

🔹 Kickoff the weekend with a Thursday night Keynote Address by none other than Mo Field, director of Great Northern Union Chorus in Minneapolis and an esteemed barbershopper and coach!
🔹 Register for an optional private 25-minute vocal instruction session (PVI) available from our talented faculty
🔹 Enjoy virtual quartet coaching and/or assessments available from our coaches
🔹 Take advantage of some HIVE (Harmony Inc. Virtual Education) classes, courtesy of Harmony, Inc.
🔹 Participate in the HCE Virtual Chorus, directed by Larry Bomback
🔹 Watch our traditional Saturday Night Show (and potentially a Friday Night Show as well)
🔹 HCE Youth Camp
🔹 Barbershop instruction tailored for Music Educators
🔹 And MORE!

Registration will go LIVE on the M-AD website in just a few days, so check back, REGISTER, and TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!

06/21/2020

Keep the Whole World Singing

Dear Harmony College East friends, we thank you so much for joining us these past three days in virtual harmony. Though we could not hold HCE in person this year, we hope that you enjoyed our virtual session as we posted some blasts from HCE past and also sought to highlight a number of our incredible faculty members. Thank you for your many posts, anecdotes, and memories. We hope to see you all in person this time next year to continue the magic of Harmony College East. To close things out, we take you back to Toronto, 2013, in the wake of the Masterpiece quartet being named International Champs. We bid you a fond farewell in presenting "Keep the whole world singing," directed by none other than Barbershop Harmony Society CEO Mr. Marty Monson. Yours in fellowship and song, Sheryl and Glenn (HCE Deans)

From the 2013 International Convention in Toronto, the audience of 6,000+ helped bring this barbershop standard to life.

06/20/2020

Almost There - GQ

We are ALMOST THERE with our virtual HCE weekend, but these ladies are ALREADY THERE!!! Watching former and current HCE faculty members Ali Hauger and Katie MacDonald killing it in this performance with GQ quartet is such a pleasure! Please enjoy "Almost There" from "The Princess and the Frog," arranged by Aaron Dale.

Arranged by Aaron Dale From the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog

06/20/2020

Alexandria Harmonizers - Circle of Life, Show Finale

Who doesn't love "The Lion King?" Here's a performance of "Circle of Life," by the Alexandria Harmonizers in 2019, under the direction of one of our fabulous faculty members and coaches, Joe Cerutti. The song features Anthony Colosimo, and if you look really closely, you'll see one of our best HCE "Barbershop Uber" (aka "Buber!") drivers, Dennis Ritchey!

Alexandria Harmonizers 2019 Fall Show, Circle of Life Show Finale

[06/20/20]   Your Deans hope you are enjoying this weekend's HCE content! Keep watching! Join us at 10 PM for a special conclusion to HCE 2020!

06/20/2020

Sonny Boy, Premiere, 1997 International Contest, Qtet Quarter Finals

Enjoy this performance of M-AD's own Premiere, featuring one of our dear HCE coaches, Fred Womer, at the 1997 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sonny Boy arranged by the great Pete Rupay. From L to R: Dennis Malone, Bill Clark, Freddie Womer, Rick Savage. Representing the Dundalk, MD, Alexandria and Centerville, VA chapters.

Premiere at the 1997 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sonny Boy arranged by the great Pete Rupay. From L to R: D...

06/20/2020

Forefront - Hit Me With a Hot Note

We have been fortunate over the past several years to have bass extraordinaire Brian O'Dell as a faculty member, coach, and tag master! Take a few minutes to enjoy Brian's quartet, Forefront, as they perform at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in 2016, the year they were awarded the GOLD!!

Forefront http://forefrontquartet.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ForefrontQuartet/home Hit Me With a Hot Note, arr. Patrick McAlexander Performed live ...

06/20/2020

Drivin' Me Crazy- Head Start in Harmony

John Wernega was on our Harmony College East faculty this year, and he was going to teach about the exciting possibilities of Introducing barbershop singing to elementary and middle school kids. Check out this video of the Head Start in Harmony boys' chorus, under John's direction!

The Head Start in Harmony boys' chorus performs "Drivin' Me Crazy" at Salem Community College on February 16, 2019. "Head Start in Harmony" is a program that...

Our Story

One of the most significant benefits that the Mid-Atlantic District brings to it’s members each year is Harmony College East. Often called “the GREATEST weekend for barbershopping on the East coast”, the school is held each year over Father’s Day weekend at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.

HCE brings in some of the top vocal and performance coaches across the U.S. and Canada and provides classes and coaching for individual singers, quartets, choruses and directors. HCE also features a renowned Youth Camp that offers coaching, instruction, and wild amounts of fun for our youth attendees. Every quartet and chorus that comes for coaching is featured on either our Friday night or Saturday night show. Come for the classes, come for the coaching, or come for the fellowship and harmony---but make sure to come join us at Harmony College East!

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