SouthWest Arranger Development Program Retreat

Class Schedule / June 8 - 9, 2018

Time

Audience

Event

Faculty

Location

Length

GATHERING TIME between 11:30AM and 1:00PM. Meet attendees. Select & setup seats.

Coffee, tea, juices, finger sandwiches, fruit & yogurt available!

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Friday, June 8, 2018

1:00-1:30pm

General Membership

Welcome & Who’s Who - faculty & guests of note.

Identify songwriters and lyricists! Identify first-timers! Identify Directors. Introduction of Brian Beck.

Anita Barzilla

Ahwatukee

:30

1:30-3:00pm

General Membership

Songwriting Overview - benefits of original songwriting, copyright options, etc. ( Reminder: Nancy Bergman’s mentoring students should leave class quietly at scheduled times with laptops and hard copies.)

Brian Beck

Ahwatukee

1:30

3:10-5:30pm

Songwriters, Lyricists, Arrangers

Songwriting for Songwriters and Lyricists - Song forms, themes, original melody to given lyrics. (Open to Song-

writers, Lyricists and interested advanced Arrangers.)

Brian Beck

Chandler

2:20

3:10-4:10pm

General Membership

11 Chords of Women’s Barbershop - required for beginning arrangers. Open to others to refresh and continue solidifying their understanding of the spelling and use of these chords. Many have taken this course 3 & 4 times over the years. It is the foundation of BBS arranging!

Joanie Adler

Ahwatukee

1:00

4:20-5:30pm

General Membership

Vertical/Horizontal Analysis of Arrangements - recommended for All levels and particularly intermediate and advanced students.

Suzy Lobaugh

Ahwatukee

1:10

Dinner on your own. The hotel Pub is open for us!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

9:00-9:10am

General Membership

Greetings, Questions, Needs - Identify Songwriters, Lyricists et al who will be attending Brian’s morning class. Reminder: Nancy Bergman’s mentoring students should leave class quietly at scheduled times with needed equipment.

Anita Barzilla

Ahwatukee

:10

9:10-11:55am

Songwriters, Lyricists

Brain Trust - Review of student works. Then write a song together. You must have completed lyrics or melody on paper. Seating is limited. Bring your original works and contact Brian to reserve a seat in this class.

Brian Beck

Chandler

2:45

9:10-9:40am

Arrangers

Choosing the right Key (short class)

Suzy Lobaugh

Ahwatukee

:30

 9:50-10:50am

General Membership

Understanding Chord Progressions - includes worksheets, embellishment samples and much more.

Joanie Adler

Ahwatukee

1:00

11:00-11:55am

Arrangers

Kinesthetic Arranging - for intermediate and advanced arrangers. Set your mind to learn a shortcut to BBS arranging!

Suzy Lobaugh

Ahwatukee

:55

Lunch is included in your Registration!

1:00-1:10pm

General Membership

Instructions and questions!

Anita Barzilla

Ahwatukee

:10

1:10-2:25pm

General Membership

Analyzing Chords on Sheet Music and Assigning Chords to a Melody (published music)

Joanie Adler

Ahwatukee

1:15

1:10-3:20pm

Prescheduled attendees

Class reviews of prepared arrangements from published sheet music. (Must sign up ahead of time. Send Suzy Lobaugh slmusic@cableone.net the work you plan to bring by May 31st. (Limited to EIGHT students.)

Suzy Lobaugh

Chandler

2:10

2:30-3:20pm

Finale Users Only

Finale Notation - Group session (bring your laptops with Finale and hard copies of sheet music & arrangment.) Contact Anita Barzilla at abarzilla@cox.net and send copies of your questions and examples by MAY 31st.

Anita Barzilla

Ahwatukee

:50

3:30-5:00pm

General Membership

Writing Original Intros, Tags and Verses (Someone will pass out the feedback forms during this class.)

Brian Beck

Ahwatukee

1:30/2:00

5:00-5:30pm

General Membership

Closing remarks-Announce dinner at 6:00. Clear the room of all personal belongings. Acknowledge the faculty and the students who attended. Fill out feedback survey.

Anita Barzilla

Ahwatukee

:30

Gather together for dinner with Cash Bar and lots of camaraderie with your new friends!!