Harmony Explosion (HX24) is a

fun & exciting 3-day immersion in

a cappella singing & barbershop harmony!

Harmony Explosion (HX24) is a

fun & exciting 3-day immersion in

a cappella singing & barbershop harmony!

Rising 9th graders thru graduating seniors and their Music Educators will experience the best of 4-part singing taught by outstanding clinicians and quartets.

Rising 9th graders thru graduating seniors and their Music Educators will experience the best of 4-part singing taught by outstanding clinicians and quartets.

STUDENTS: Learn part independence - Ear training - Grow confidence - Perform on the Saturday night show

EDUCATORS: Gain solid, usable teaching ideas - Discover ways to generate excitement - Attract singers to your program

STUDENTS: Learn part independence - Ear training - Grow confidence - Perform on the Saturday night show

EDUCATORS: Gain solid, usable teaching ideas - Discover ways to generate excitement - Attract singers to your program

CLINICIAN

Debbie Cleveland

Debbie Cleveland

We are thrilled that Debbie Cleveland is this year’s Clinician in charge of leading the HX singers.


Debbie Cleveland is a two-time International Quartet Champion (“the BUZZ” 2005 & Showtime 1994) and has been a Public School Choral Music Educator for 34 years. She was named the National Music Educator of the Year for NAfME/SAI in 1997 and again for NAfME/BHS in 2018.


Her choirs at Gaither High School are consistently rated "Superior" and are selected to perform at EPCOT's Candlelight Processional as well as Saint Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. Besides sponsoring a Barbershop Harmony Club at school, her top 70-voice traditional choir became an award-winning barbershop chorus known as the "Hurricane of Harmony". They won top ratings and placement at the 2018 and 2019 BHS Midwinter Youth Chorus Festival, as well as being named Audience Favorite both years.


The three current gold medalist youth quartets ("Duly Noted" SAI Rising Star Champs, "Wildfire" BHS Next Gen Champ, "Singing Double" BHS Junior Quartet Champ and Rising Star 5th Place) have members who were students at Gaither High School, introduced to barbershop by Debbie. She has served on the Education Direction Committee for SAI, as well as being a webcast host and Chair of the Young Women in Harmony Program Coordinators.

Teaching Quartets

2023 BHS International

Next Gen Varsity Champs

2023 BHS International

Next Gen Varsity Champs

Barbershop Harmony Society 2023 International Next Gen Varsity Champs, Full Effect, hails from the Cleveland Tennessee Chapter and the Sound of Tennessee Chorus. Wyatt McCarter, bass, is a music educator and choral director at McMinn County High School.

Sweet Adelines International 2023 Silver Medalist, Dynasty Quartet, brings a heritage of harmony to the stage with a mom and daughter on lead and bass, and a baritone and tenor who both came from parents and grandparents who were barbershop singers. With a focus on family, love, and laughter, Dynasty carries on the proud traditions of all those who have crossed the stage before them. With 3 music educators (and a music educator at heart) in the quartet, HX is indeed proud to welcome Dynasty!

Early Bird pricing is $129 per student.

Registration includes 3 days/nights housing at Clemson University in the dorms, all meals, music, learning tracks, and instruction. Plus a Saturday night public show and camp t-shirt.


Attendance is free for middle and high school music educators and for chaperones.

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