Quartet Day with Joan Boutilier

ALL QUARTETS, MUSICAL LEADERS, AND OTHERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND 
REGION 15’S SECOND ANNUAL QUARTET DAY – JUNE 1, 2019
 
On June 1, 2019 Joan Boutilier (Sound Judge, Queen of Harmony – Four Bettys, Chorus Director, and SAI President-Elect) will present a full day workshop (9:00am to 4:00pm) on the BARBERSHOP SOUND in Wood Ridge, New Jersey. 
 
This session is open to EVERYONE – Directors, Assistant Directors, DCP candidates, registered quartets, anyone looking for a quartet, and everyone who is interested in learning more about one of the foundational pillars of our craft. 
 
Topics will include: 
* Warm-ups – individual and group warm-ups that will promote unity 
* Accuracy, Breathing, Blend, Clarity, and Cone 
* Fun and Productive rehearsals – coaching within the quartet or using a “5th ear”
* Expressive Singing – within your quartet’s capabilities and skill levels 
* Individual Commitment – how to work between rehearsals, music selection, individual and ensemble preparation for performances
* Public Coaching – if time permits 
 
All sessions will be INTERACTIVE and demonstration groups will be created from among the attendees. 
 
There will be a fee (per person) and advance registration will be required to ensure that sufficient seating and materials are provided. We hope this will also allow us to offer morning coffee and lunch (details to follow). 
 
Joan has graciously arranged her flights to allow for private coaching on Friday night and Sunday morning, in addition to Saturday night. Any quartet interested MUST BE REGISTERED for the day when requesting private coaching. (Joan’s per hour fee upon request). 
 
Quartet Day registration information will be announced in the near future. Stay tuned!
 

 

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June 1, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Wood Ridge, NJ

Region 15 is pleased to offer a Second Annual Quartet Day on June 1, 2019 in Wood Ridge, New Jersey. The topic will be Barbershop Sound with Joan Boutilier as the guest faculty. 

We had over 50 quartet members in attendance last year and hope to increase that number this year. In addition, please help spread the word that this wonderful opportunity will be open to all musical leaders (directors, assistant directors, dcp members, section leaders), anyone looking for a quartet, and anyone wanting to learn more about this foundational aspect of our art-form.

SAVE THE DATE - More information coming soon!