Would you like to become a barbershop arranger? Are you already an arranger but would like to hone your skills? Region 21 has a world-class Arrangers Development Program and you are invited to participate!
If you need further information or would like to register to participate, please contact Anna Maria Parker, Chair of the Region 21 Arranger Development Program at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Region 21 Arrangers Development Program is dedicated to the following efforts:
- To identify and encourage members who are interested in arranging barbershop music
- To educate aspiring arrangers
- To increase the number of creative, knowledgeable arrangers in Region 21 who will train and mentor future aspiring arrangers;
- To provide a foundation for future candidates to qualify for acceptance in the International Music Arrangers Program (IMAP)
Activities and Events
The ADP holds many events throughout the calendar year
AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE COORDINATOR: Please e-mail Anna Maria Parker at email@example.com right away letting her know if you are planning to attend the retreat this year. She needs a head count even before you actually register. Thank you!
June 10-12, 2016
7600 EAST BROADWAY BLVD., TUCSON, ARIZONA, 85710-3705
TEL: 520-721-5600 FAX: 520-721-5696
- $85 for entire weekend
- $60 for Saturday only
Your lunch on Saturday will be provided as part of your registration fee. Payment information is on the registration form (the last page of the information packet).
- Nancy Bergman, MMA
- Joan Adler, CMA
- Anita Barzilla, CMA
- Joan D’Agostino, CMA
- Suzy Lobaugh, CMA
- Anna Maria Parker, CMA
HOTEL LINK: The ADP Retreat will be returning to the Tucson Hilton East. The hotel will honor last year’s prices even though they have increased their rates. Anna Maria Parker will send the room information and link for reservations to those who have RSVP’d for the event once it is available from the hotel.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Any new arrangement or partial arrangement you’ve put on paper
- Keyboard if you’re driving. We’ll have 6 on loan to use.
- Batteries for keyboard
- Manuscript paper
- Note-taking supplies
MENTORING FOR ARRANGING and/or MUSIC SOFTWARE: We will have a room available beginning Thursday evening, June 9th, and continuing Friday morning, June 10th, with a certified arranger for an arrangement mentoring session. Or you can set up Finale or other manuscript software sessions beginning Friday morning, June 10th, in the Lobby with Anita Barzilla.
To set up a music software session, please send an email to Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org now to let her know you are interested and tell her 1) your software program and 2) your computer information. You will need your laptop with software program to participate in your one-on-one mentoring session for music software. Come prepared with your questions and examples. If you don’t have software or a laptop, but need help with manuscript issues, bring your latest work for a critiquing consult session. Manuscript sessions can be one-on-one or with a buddy.
Be sure to set up mentoring appointments ahead of time. Email addresses to set up your appointments for the certified arrangers on staff are as follows (remove spaces and replace AT with @):
- Nancy Bergman: nancybmusic ATaol. com
- Joan Adler: tenorhoagie ATmsn. com
- Anita Barzilla: abarzilla ATcox. net
- Joan D’Agostino: chemspan2 ATverizon. net
- Suzy Lobaugh: slmusic ATcableone. net
- Anna Maria Parker: bbsarranger ATmac. com
CLASSES: We are in the process of developing our classes and agenda, which will include, among others, composition and more arranging of the song we chose last year. We’ll send out a draft Agenda to those who have indicated they’re attending when it’s ready. Final Agendas will be distributed at the retreat – we’re forever making last minute tweaks!
SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER: This dinner is not included in the registration fee. We’re having dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. Here is a link to the dinner menu: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/hilton-tucson-east-TUSHEHF/dining/index.html
SATURDAY NIGHT WRAP-UP: This year we will have our wrap-up at the hotel after dinner on Saturday evening. We will discuss the pros and cons of what happened Friday and Saturday and get ideas for future ADP events. As always, we will have sheet music available for review for future arranging projects.
SUNDAY MORNING STAFF MEETING: The meeting will be held at Anna’s home and a light lunch will be provided.
The workshop is held the Friday of Summer Seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is usually a group project sent out ahead of time which is discussed, with an eye toward (1) knowing the eleven chords used in Barbershop arrangements; (2) voicing those chords as appropriate for the song; (3) insuring that the vocal lines for every voice part are singable; (4) creating embellishments to add interest and “move the song along;” and (5) developing a contestable performance vehicle.