22 – 24 September 2023

Versión en Español / Versão portuguesa

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Harmony College Sevilla 2023: Taking barbershop to the next level

Join us for an exciting weekend of education, singing, and making new friends at this year’s SABS Harmony College event in Sevilla, Spain.

When?

Friday, September 22- Sunday, September 24, 2023

Where?

Hotel Sevilla Macarena, C/San Juan de Ribera, 2, 41009 Seville (Spain)

We have negotiated a special rate (including breakfast), which you can access by using the link below, but space is limited so reserve your room today! 

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Who will be there?

Who will be there?

Dr. Jay Dougherty will be our special guest educator for this year’s Harmony College. Jay serves as the director of the City of Flags Chorus (Sweet Adelines International, SAI) in Canton, Ohio, and as the director of the Alliance Chorus (Barbershop Harmony Society, BHS) in Columbus, Ohio.

Jay is a regular coach and clinician for quartets and choruses around the world. Jay is also a 10-time faculty member at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s flagship educational event, Harmony University.

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Tom Gentry

Tom Gentry

Tom Gentry’s barbershop career began with The Music Man quartet in high school, where he became hooked on harmony instantly. Since then, his major activities have included arranging about 800 songs; working at Harmony Hall (1985-92); singing with two international medalist choruses (Houston Tidelanders and San Diego Sun Harbor Chorus) and many quartets; directing the Akron (Ohio) Derbytown Chorus; and traveling the barbershop world. A charter member (1977) of the woodshedding organization AHSOW and former Arrangement judge (1979-92), Tom is soon to retire as a Music judge (1993-2023) where he once served as the category specialist. Tom has been on the faculty of BHS’ Harmony University for about 35 years. In 2006 he was inducted into the Johnny Appleseed District Hall of Fame and in 2022 attended his 51st consecutive international convention. Tom is an Honorary Member of BinG! (Barbershop in Germany) and an Honorary Life Member of Harmony, Incorporated.

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What is the College Song?

Our college song this year, Stephen Sanchez’s «Until I Found You,» is a 4-part mixed arrangement by Jay Dougherty. All learning materials (tracks and music) will be available for HC participants. (To hear a clip of the College Song, click here.)

Can we sing another song, too?

We’ve added another song to the Harmony College weekend! A special activity is planned for Friday evening where we will sing «Cielito Lindo.» All learning materials are available on the HC attendee section you will receive access to after registering. Both songs will be performed by attendees on Saturday evening’s concert and afterglow, so download your learning materials, blow your pitch pipe and sing along to some fantastic HC Sevilla music!

Any other guests?

Assisting in the teaching of our college song will be our guest quartet, 4GAMI. 4GAMI will also be featured in our Saturday evening show and in a special «Under the Glass» session with Jay.

4GAMI is a mixed vocal quartet specializing in barbershop music that began in Girona, Spain, in 2015. Miriam Trias is the tenor, Gemma González lead, Iago García baritone and Albert Muñoz bass in the quartet, which is a two-time medal winner in the national quartet competition held by the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers, winning silver in 2018 and bronze in 2019. In 2022, 4GAMI placed sixth in the European Barbershop Contest held in Sweden.

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What can I learn?

We will be publishing a full schedule of classes in the coming weeks, but topics will include:

  • Train your Ear to Hear Overtones
  • Imposter Syndrome: Conquering the Feelings of Inadequacy
  • Identifying the difference between a Music Judge and a Singing Judge
  • Singing skills workshops
  • Becoming the Most Improved Quartet (or Chorus!)
  • Coaching Under the Glass of our invited quartet 4GAMI
  • And lots more€¦

NEW in 2023!

This year we will also offer a special introduction to SABS’ new Coaching Certification Program as an added event on Friday morning (purchase of a joint ticket that includes both activities is required) This workshop is open to any SABS Member who may be interested in applying to the first class of SABS’ Coaching Certification Program or who simply wants to learn more about coaching barbershop quartets and choruses. In addition to presenting the program, participants will experience live coaching of volunteer quartets and gain an inside look at how coaches approach their craft.

QUESTIONS?

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We have negotiated a lowered service fee for ease of registration through Eventbrite. Purchase your tickets to Harmony College, and the Coaching Workshop directly through this link

TARIFAS HARMONY COLLEGE WEEKEND *

(prices include all classes, workshops, shows, and 2 coffee breaks on Saturday)

EARLY BIRD (from 08/05/2023 up to 02/06/2023)

  • SABS MEMBERS: 65 ‚¬
  • NON SABS MEMBERS: 75 ‚¬

REGULAR REGISTRATION  (from 03/06/2023)

  • SABS MEMBERS: 75 ‚¬
  • NON SABS MEMBERS: 85 ‚¬

*An additional Eventbrite service charge will be applied to each ticket

COACHING CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP (SABS MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE) + HARMONY COLLEGE TICKET*

  • EARLY BIRD (from 08/05/2023 up to 02/06/2023): 90 ‚¬
  • REGULAR REGISTRATION (a partir del 03/06/2023): 105‚¬

*An additional Eventbrite service charge will be applied to each ticket

*Ticket prices include educational session with coffee breaks, the welcome reception and Saturday night show. Lunch and dinner prices are not included in the ticket price.

QUESTIONS?

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HC Weekend at a Glance (subject to changes)

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