Small Chorus Summit: Breaking Boundaries

Fri, Aug 9 2024 to Sun, Aug 11 2024

  • Event Details
  • Type of event: Education Event
    Venue: 2101 16th Street
    Greeley, Colo
      See map below
    Tickets: Book now
    AFTER JULY 15th $60/TICKET 

    Guest faculty: Melynnie Williams

    Melynnie is a second-generation barbershopper. She has risen through the ranks quickly to become a respected director, coach, competitor (bass of the 2010 International Queens of Harmony ZING!), and educational leader. She is one of the most positive role models in the Sweet Adelines organization.

    serves on the SAI Membership Retention Committee, which is deeply engaged in and provides intense membership retention support for choruses worldwide. In addition, she is the Region 25 Education Coordinator, on the Region 25 Education Steering Committee, and a member of the Region 25 Educational Faculty. 

    Melynnie is Master Director of the Wichita (KS) Chorus:
    2024 Region 25 1st Place Division A Chorus; 3rd place overall
    2023 Region 25 1st Place Division A Chorus; 3rd place overall
    2019 Harmony Classic 3rd Place Division A (New Orleans)
    2017 Harmony Classic 2nd Place Division A (Las Vegas)

    Workshop Highlights
    Classes from Melynnie on Membership Retention & Growth for small choruses!
    Build music and performance skills. All participants sing the NEW Region 8 song "You've Got a Friend In Me" in a chorus directed by Melynnie.

    Breakout sessions/classes on various topics including marketing, membership, directors, musical leaders, goal setting, developing a chorus plan, the history of barbershop, SAI resources, and vocal production.

    EARN CEUs!
    The Mississippi State University Center for Continuing Education approved this workshop for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    This approval is an accredited external endorsement of our high-quality educational programming and a significant professional benefit to some members.
    Contact Education Coordinator Leslie Galbreath with questions at
    'YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME'. <=Click on song title to purchase directly from Minimum order four (4) for electronic copy. Purchase as a chorus or grab three friends! 
    Let's use these lyric changes: measure 13 "Son" will be "Hey". In measure 37, "boy" will the "hey"
    Note corrections to Baritone part: "you've" measure 28 and measure 29. Find corrected measures in Region 8 Songs, Members Only.

    Learning Tracks
    provided by Region 8 to members (must login). Memorization provided by YOU! Arrive at the workshop with the song learned and ready to perform/coach. 
    Why doesn't the Region purchase regional music for everyone? Pretty much it's a copyright thing. Gone are the days of just handing out music. We have to pay for inventory and track each copy of music provided to members. Since music inventory already exists somewhere else, such as Sweet Adelines International or Sheet Music Plus or any of the other online places that warehouse copyrighted music, it made sense to have members go to the source. For this particular song, it's Barbershop Harmony Society.

    Hotel. You choose where to stay. Google "hotels in Greeley, Colo." and start your search.

    Saturday Lunch. Registrants will receive information about Saturday lunch IN options closer to event.

    What else?

    Quartet coaching with Melynnie Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. First come-first served. Contact for schedule details. July 1st deadline.
    Quartets registered for the event will be invited to perform on the Saturday night show!

    Bring 'em, sing 'em and ring 'em! Be prepared to sing these Region 8 and Sweet Adelines International songs together to open classes!
    "Come On and Sing" (SAI)
    "How We Sang Today" (SAI)
    "It's My Song" (
    Just added to Region 8 website!)
    "One Song At A Time" (R8)
    "You've Got A Friend In Me" (R8)
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