2017 Central States District Harmony Education Program & Leadership Academy
Building on the successes of the 2015 HEP (Harmony Education Program) School, and the 2016 combined HEP and LA (Leadership Academy), we are proud to announce the 2017 CSD HEP/LA, will be held February 3-4, 2017, in St. Joseph, Mo.
Headquarters for Friday night events, lodging, and the Saturday night show will be Stoney Creek Inn, 1201 N Woodbine Rd, St Joseph, Mo. The classes and coaching sessions on Saturday will be held on the campus of Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, Mo.
The CSD HEP School and Leadership Academy is a great event with a lot to offer. Whether you are an experienced quartetter, an incoming chapter officer, or an individual who just wants to be a better singer, there is something for you!
Everyone is welcome! Men, women, quartets (men's, women's, or mixed!), seniors, youth, CSD'ers, folks from other places … you name it, you’re welcome.
This year’s line-up for HEP School is shaping up to be the best yet. This year’s line-up includes:
- "Inner Game of Music" by Gene Spilker
- "A Systematic Approach to Coaching Vocal Technique" by Ben McDaniel and Mary Halsig
- "Math and Music" by David Wright
- "Putting the Motion in Emotion" by Sandi Wright
- "Storytelling" by Kevin Keller
- "Tags!" by Jeff Veteto
For the quartets, we are guaranteeing three one-hour coaching sessions with some of the best coaches around. So far, this year’s slate of quartet coaches include:
- Sandi Wright
- Kevin Keller
- Mark Keever
- Don Ransom
- Rich Knight
- Ben McDaniel
- David Wright
- Sheri Hart
- Gene Spilker
- Matt Webber
- Mary Halsig
And we will bring in more great coaches as needed!
This year’s Leadership Academy slate of classes is shaping up to be well worth the trip. This year’s full-day courses include:
- Music VP
- Marketing/PR VP
- Program VP
In addition to the full-day courses, we will also be offering two half-day sessions on:
- Youth In Harmony/Grant Writing
- Healthy Chapters Do This!
As a bonus, all attendees are welcome to participate in "Leadership for Every Barbershopper" on Friday.
HEP School and Leadership Academy truly has something for everyone; top-notch quartet coaching, education on both the musical and administrative sides, and the best networking, fellowship, and tag singing you will find!
To close the event, all attendees of both HEP School and Leadership Academy are invited to attend the Saturday Night Show back at the Stoney Creek Inn at which all the quartets can perform and demonstrate what they learned in their coaching sessions throughout the day.
Registration is $60 for the weekend, $30 for youth (25 and under); reduced rates if only attending a half-day session. More details on how to register will be distributed later.
Please call 1-800-659-2220 to make your lodging reservation at the Stoney Creek Inn, St Joseph Mo. Inform the reservations agent you are part of the CSD Hep/LA School block in St. Joseph, Mo.
For more information, check out the CSD website at www.singcsd.com !
CSD Hep/LA School block in St. Joseph, Missouri