Harmony Education Aotearoa 2020

Notice from BHNZ regarding the cancellation of HEA weekends

 

Good evening Members,

Following on from our message last night, and after further careful consideration, the BHNZ Board have resolved to cancel the upcoming HEA weekends and Regional Quartet Contests.

Our team will be in touch with all registered HEA registrants in the coming week by e-mail with information on registration refunds.

Quartet qualification will be by video this year, with an extended deadline. Additional information will be sent out as soon as deadlines are confirmed.

The interests of health and public safety must take first priority.

We realise you may already have made plans around your trips and we trust this doesn’t create too many difficulties for you.

Take care out there and keep in touch

Regards

Michael Markham

Chairman of Contest and Judging, BHNZ





 
Harmony Education Aotearoa 2020 promises to be better than ever before. We are truly thrilled to have confirmed Joe Cerutti as Head of Faculty, one of the most educated, brilliant-minded, forward-thinking, artistic and innovative leaders of barbershop in the US.
 
Joe Cerutti
Based in Washington D.C., Joe is Artistic Director of The Alexandria Harmonizers and is a key Faculty member of the BHS Harmony University.

Joe’s depth of knowledge and ability to inspire others covers all aspects of barbershop including:
  • individual singing and artistry of the ensemble;
  • directing and quartet coaching;
  • chorus management and chorus culture.
His current passion is engaging with the community and Joe will give a keynote address on Friday night called “Why do you exist?”

For more info about Joe, see https://www.harmonizers.org/directors

You can access sheet music and learning tracks for Joe's session "So You Think You Got Rhythm", here

Alex Morris
We will welcome back Certified BHS Music Judge, Alex Morris from Australia.

Alex directs men’s and women’s groups and is a highly motivating, energetic, and above all, knowledgeable coach and teacher.

NZ Faculty
With our growing fleet of fabulous Faculty members in NZ, there will be exciting courses for everyone as these talented Certified Coaches teach and coach and demonstrate and share what they know. Along with head coaches Wilz, Charlotte and Jill, classes will be taught by Michael Markham, Josh Ellery, Richard Harker, Henri Hunkin-Tagaloa, and Coaching Candidates Andrew Grieve and Seth Bocknek.
 
Regional Quartet Contests
We heard your feedback last year and will hold the regional qualifying contests on the Saturday night of the HEA weekends. More information on the contests to come from the C&J team, but start working towards these dates.
Travel
Be sure to book travel to arrive Friday night for the keynote address by Joe Cerutti at 7pm. Allow 45 minutes to drive from Hamilton Airport to Ngaruawahia Christian Camp. Pick-ups by MRH can be arranged. Don’t miss the Friday night activity GCCS – Geographically-Challenged Chorus Sing-Off. More information soon.
HEA 2020 North Island
Date: 20-22 March 2020
Venue: Ngaruawahia Christian Camp (near Hamilton)

Registration: gets you the following
  • World-class tuition!
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • breakfast on Saturday and Sunday (live-in registrants only)
  • lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • dinner on Saturday
  • ice-cream supper on Friday and Saturday
  • all the coffee you can drink

Important: Please note the following points.
  • There are no ‘part attendance’, 'Saturday only', etc. rates.
  • Registrations after 29 Feb 2020 are an additional $50 to the rates shown.
  • NO registrations will be accepted after 15 March – no exceptions (we have had to impose this condition due to insufficient catering as a result of those registering too late or turning up on the day).
BHNZ Members
  Live-in: $244  
  Live-in (linen supplied): $264  
  Live-out: $195  
 
Non-members of BHNZ
  Live-in: $295  
  Live-in (linen supplied): $315  
  Live-out: $235  
 
Youth Rates (under
25 as at 1 Jan 2020)
  Live-in: $195  
  Live-in (linen supplied): $215  
  Live-out: $150  
 
 
HEA 2020 South Island
Date: 27-29 March 2020
Venue: Middleton Grange School (Christchurch)
Accommodation: You will need to make your own arrangements, or you can indicate when you register that you would like to billet (home-stay) with a member of the Plainsmen chorus.

Registration: gets you the following
  • World-class tuition!
  • lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • ice-cream supper on Friday and Saturday
  • all the coffee you can drink

Important: Please note the following points.
  • Dinner on Saturday night is not included.
  • There are no ‘part attendance’, 'Saturday only', etc. rates.
  • Registrations after 7 March 2020 are an additional $50 to the rates shown.
  • NO registrations will be accepted after 22 March – no exceptions (we have had to impose this condition due to insufficient catering as a result of those registering too late or turning up on the day).
BHNZ Members
  Tuition: $120  
 
Non-members of BHNZ
  Tuition: $170  
 
Youth Rates (under
25 as at 1 Jan 2020)
  Tuition: $80