Often called “The GREATEST weekend for barbershopping on the East Coast!”,
Harmony College East is held each year at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, MD. Tuition is around $200, which includes a 3-night stay, 6 meals, all courses and two barbershop shows.
This is one of the ‘secret benefits’ that the Mid-Atlantic District brings to its members and associates.
We bring in the top vocal and performance coaches across the US and Canada, and provide
classes and coaching for individual singers, quartets,choruses and also directors and prospective directors.
Click here for a listing of coaches and teachers. And for the high school singers, we host Youth Camp! In order to make it easier for you to select classes we have set up a number of 'tracks' with suggested courses for you to take.
The school starts on Thursday evening with a general session at 7:00 pm. Classes start at 8:00 pm. Quartets will get their coaching 'grids' when they register at the school.
Pillow(s) and blanket(s) are not supplied by SU. It is also suggested that you bring a drinking cup and bar of soap, or the equivalent.
Early-bird Event Registrations expire ONE MONTH prior to the contest.
Spring Convention & Youth Adjudication / Prelims early-bird expiration: Feb 15th
Atlantic Division early-bird expiration: May 1st
Western Division early-bird expiration: Mar 26th
Southern Division early-bird expiration: Mar 26th
Northern Division early-bird expiration: May 1st
Fall District early-bird expiration is: Sep 4th
PLEASE NOTE: Event dates for 2013 have changed!!
Prelims will be on March 15-16 at Parrsippany NJ.
Southern/Western Divisions are combined in Reston on April 26-27.
Northern/Atlantic Divisions are combined in Cherry Hill on May 31-June 1.
Chorus Evaluations (20 minutes per category) at all Contests are COACHING Sessions.
ALL CHORUS MEMBERS are expected to participate.
Afterwards, competitors will receive a feedback-form to evaluate coaching effectiveness and
give recommendations for improving the C&J portion of our conventions.
MAD Chorus Plateau Definitions
Chorus plateau categories are based on the average percentile results from the two previous contests in which the chorus was entered.
70% and above
60 – 69.9%
55 – 59.9%
54.9% and below.
First-time competitors will not be eligible for plateau awards,
but their initial contest score can be used to place them in their next contest.
A chorus that has not competed in any contest for more than four years will reenter the contest cycle as a Plateau A chorus.
Supercharging Your Chapter!
This program defines and capitalizes on the only two effective ways that people join barbershop
and then provides the tools to make it easy and approachable for ANY chapter to grow
and ANY member to earn get a Man of Note award, which may be the ultimate award.