Venue - St. Charles Convention Center
Headquarters Hotel - Embassy Suites
host chapter - St. Charles, MO
ambassadors of harmony
be sure to take advantage of all that historic st. charles has to offer! click here for details on shops, restaurants, tours and more!
looking for more than just contests out of your convention weekend? well we've got you covered! come on over to St. charles a little early and learn from the best that our district has to offer. See class times and descriptions below.
while not required, please use the following form to sign up for any given class. this will allow us to be more prepared with any handout materials required. please submit the form multiple times if you wish to sign up for multiple classes.
Thursday, October 19
Ambassadors of Harmony - 7:00-10:30pm - Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Foyer
Spend the evening sitting in on a rehearsal with our district's international champion chorus, the Ambassadors of Harmony. See first hand what it's like for them to rehearse on a weekly basis. There will also be time for a Q&A session with the chorus leadership.
Friday, October 20
Judging Myths with Kevin Keller - 9-10am - Augusta Room
Have you ever heard contradictions and supposed truths about the judging system? Get the scoop directly from the top. Do you merely have questions about contest & judging? Bring questions, one and all. This will be an open forum where you can ask all the questions you wish about judging. Kevin Keller, former Music Category Specialist and C&J Chairman will answer them.
The Many Textures of the Voice with Sandi Wright - 9-10am - Matson Room
Adding depth, lightness, air pressure or lift to the voice can create the many character moods a singer needs to effectively see and feel the music. This class uses recorded demonstrations of different familiar singers and explores where each places his voice to be most effective. Bring your voice as there will be lots of singing and class participation.
Directors Roundtable with Jim Henry, Jonny Moroni, Rob Mance & Matt Webber 10-11am - Augusta Room
Our district's top directors share ideas and strategies and investigate barriers and frustrations. Collectively, watch how participants develop a new network of peers and friends who want to see directors succeed and learn the most important thing of all.. you are not alone!
Comedy (Dos, Don'ts and Doo Doos) with David McEachern - 10-11am- Matson Room
Learn the various types of comedy and how they work. You will gain an understanding of the structural rules of comedy and the basis of funny. We will also study the mechanics of good comedy and generate awareness of why the pros are so consistently funny. Some time will also be spent on managing the creative process. If the teacher is terrible, you'll at least get to laugh at some funny videos.
Posture & Performance with Gene Spilker - 11am-12pm- Augusta Room
Among the postures we assume each day, which is the best for singing? How is this communicating the non-verbal aspect of your performance? This presentation is designed to connect the physiology of posture with the mechanisms for your best vocal production as well as suggest postures for non-verbal communication. Gene Spilker, a chiropractor, and a Performance category judge, mixes his two loves in one presentation. Find out how to use posture to give you a better performance.
Math & Music with David Wright - 11am-12pm - Matson Room
While all Barbershoppers recognize David Wright as an astounding arranger, let's not forget that in his day job he is Head of the Mathematics Department at Washington University. He is highly respected in his field, and he has lectured worldwide on various topics, most notably affine geometry. In this class, Dr. Wright will show not only how these worlds collide, but actually intermesh with each other.
ALL COMPETITORS MUST PURCHASE A FULL COMPETITOR ALL-EVENTS REGISTRATION
CHORUS MANAGERS SHOULD USE THE GROUP EXCEL SHEET TO REGISTER MEMBERS FOR THE CONVENTION. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM.
To register via snail mail, click here for the registration form.
REGISTRATION FORM ABOVE MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE PAYMENT PORTION HERE ---->
EMBASSY SUITES st. charles (connected to the convention center)
2 convention center plaza, st. charles, mo 63303
amenities - the following are free with your room reservation
2-room suites in all sleeping rooms with fridge & microwave parking wireless internet cooked-to-order breakfast evening reception with appetizers and beverages
To book your convention hotel, please click here. The group rate is available through 9/23.
chorus & quartet contest registration
To register your chorus or quartet for the contest, please click this link to do so via barberscore.
Convention program ads
if you are interested in purchasing an ad for the convention program, click here to DOWNLOAD the order form.
Bill McLaurine (CA), Mike Thompson (ACA)
Steve Tramack, Kevin Keller, David Wright
Dave Fobart, David McEachern, Gene Spilker
Eric Dalbey, Brandon Guyton, Rik Johnson