Master Class Topics

Virginia is available to travel to your city to educate you and your singers on a variety of topics. All classes can be modified to suit the audience and any particular needs.

Vocal Production

The voice: Know the technical elements and how to apply them.

  • Production of Vowels (45-90 minutes)
  • Production of Consonants (45-90 minutes)
  • Development of resonance in the singer's voice (45-90 minutes)

Judging Category classes

  • Overview of the Expression, Music, Showmanship and Sound Categories and how the intertwine (45-90 minutes)
  • How the Expression category brings the song to life (45-90 minutes)
  • Overview of the Sound category: enriching the sound through vocal production excellence (45-90 minutes)
  • Riser placement strategies: learn how to maximise the sound and quality of your chorus.

Directors and Assistant Directors

Directors and their responsibilities with chorus goal setting, membership retention and growth, and joyful rehearsals.

  • Directors' Seminar (45-90 minutes)
  • Rehearsal Planning (45-90 minutes)
  • Section Leader Training (45-120 minutes)

For the general membership

  • Effective Vocal Warmups (45-90 minutes)
  • Balance & Blend (45-90 minutes)


  • How do I become an effective coach? What do I need to know and do? (45-90 minutes)
  • Quartet Coaching (45-90 minutes)

For music teachers / general public / schools

  • What is this music called barbershop? (60-120 minutes)