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Illinois District Academy of Harmony

February 21, 2015 at 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

$30 - $100


IDAH 2015 is fast approaching -- and so is the deadline for the Earlybird Discount!

Where: Parke Regency Hotel, Bloomington, IL
When: Saturday, February 21, 2015
What: Individual classes, quartet coaching, chorus coaching, youth chorus, an awesome show, friendship, harmony

Click here to register online!

Click here to download the form to register by mail!

We've got a stellar staff lined up! Our staff includes:

  • After Hours - 2010 Illinois District Champions, 2013 International 8th place finalists
  • Forefront - 2014 International Silver Medalists
  • Vocal Spectrum - 2006 International Champions
  • David and Sandi Wright - Legendary arrangers, performers, clinicians of the Barbershop Hobby
  • Kevin Keller
  • Rik Johnson
  • Rick Knight
  • Ron Rank
  • Greg Martin
  • Mike Lietke
  • Steve Tramack
  • Mark Keever

If your Chorus would like to participate and get some high quality coaching, let us know! We would love to help you improve your singing and performance.

Classes include:

Vocal Production - The most popular class at IDAH.  Learn better singing techniques from 2 of the best Leads in the Society.  Ben Harding, Lead of After Hours, will teach one section and Eric Dalbey, Lead of Vocal Spectrum, will teach the other.
History of Barbershop 1 -  This will begin at the founding of BHS and go as far as time allows.  Learn about the influential men and quartets who shaped our Society.  Taught by David Wright.
History of Barbershop 2 - this class will take off where part 1 left off.  Taught by David Wright.
Barbershop Boot Camp -  A great class for newer Barbershoppers!  Have you ever been in a conversation with a fellow Barbershoppers and wonder what the heck he is talking about?  Learn the important basics of our hobby....who was O.C. Cash?  What is a swipe? What makes barbershop, well, barbershop!  Lots of information that will put you in the know!  Taught by Raymond Schwarzkopf.
Leadership "why me, Lord!"/Grant Writing - first half if the class will identify what qualities define leadership.  The second half will help you understand what money is out there for your organization.  Taught by Sandi Wright.
The cone shaped sound/ Microphones are our friends -  The first half is an audio trip into the world of choral vs. vocal jazz vs. barbershop.  Listen to the different styles of music and what makes each identifiable by the shape of its sound, balance, volume level and color of each part.  The second half is a class on how to play them, how to request them, how they work, what causes feedback and how a mic can make or break a performance.
Of course, we still have spots available in the Youth Chorus!  This is for those of you 30 and under.  Sing in a chorus lead by the members of After Hours.  Best of all, FULL SCHOLARSHIPS are available!
For a complete schedule of classes, click here.
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February 21, 2015
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
$30 - $100
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Tim Pashon


Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
1413 Leslie Dr
Bloomington, IL 61704 United States
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(309) 662-4300

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