Canberra, 22-24 November 2019

Registrations close Monday 4 November! Click here to register now!!!
Brindabella Chorus is thrilled to announce that we are bringing the legendary Steve Scott to our shores in November 2019, and we’d like to share his amazing talents with all of you!


Who is Steve?

For those of you who don’t know Steve, he is a world-class barbershop educator, singer and coach. Steve has been the Music Education Specialist for the Barbershop Harmony Society since July 2017, where he oversees the development and implementation of new interactive and online learning for Harmony University. He also assists in the operation of music-based curriculum at BHS education events and in the Healthy Chapter Initiatives. Yes…making barbershop great is his full time job!

Steve joined the Barbershop Harmony Society at age 11 in the chorus his dad directed and in which his brothers sang. He is a certified Singing judge and is a frequent faculty member for Harmony University where he teaches voice techniques and vocal pedagogy. Steve has been active as a clinician, coach, and chorus director, and has sung in various quartets and choruses, including the 2016 silver-medalist chorus Central Standard of Metro Kansas City. In 2018 he competed with Nashville based Music City Chorus, who placed 5th at International with their unforgettable Star Wars set.

Steve completed course work for a Ph.D. in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of Kansas and earned an MA in Vocal Pedagogy and an MM in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University, where he also received a Singing Health Specialization; he also has a BME in Choral Music Education from Utah State University.

Steve is an active researcher, presenting at national and international music conferences. His research interests include the biophysiology of the barbershop singing voice, barbershop acoustics, barbershop history, and Brazilian art song.

How can you learn from Steve?

Brindabella Chorus is hosting a workshop weekend with Steve in Canberra on the weekend of 22-24 November 2019, and we’re throwing open the doors to barbershoppers from around Australia (or even further!) to come to the nation’s capital and learn from the best! You’ll get some of the best barbershop education available with no passport required.


Weekend program

Friday evening 7pm - 9pm For those coming in on Friday night, some great education to get the weekend started! 

Saturday 9am – 5pm  This is the real bread and butter! A full day of top level education.
  • Learn the real story about vocal pedagogy. How does your voice ACTUALLY work?
  • See what good alignment can do to bring out the full potential of your voice. Observe Steve work with singers at all levels.
  • Even more than learning about your own voice, learn how to help other singers to find their potential.

Saturday evening Brains will be full, so for those staying on we’ll have a mingling opportunity. Make new friends or catch up with old ones, talk about the day, sing some tags, grab some pizza from the outdoor pizza bar and drink a few quiet beverages.

Sunday 9am – 4pm Open coaching. See Steve work his magic with Brindabella Chorus to bring out their best.


The venue

The venue for the weekend is Ibis Styles Eaglehawke...but DON'T buy your accommodation yet as we have a discount code available soon that will give you 20% off the standard rates.

Eaglehawke is a great location for our event. Just outside of Canberra and a short drive from the airport, it's a complete venue with everything we need. Good conference facilities throughout the day, nice but inexpensive accommodation, and a restaurant, pizza bar and licenced bar for hanging out in throughout the a lovely setting and a pool (it's'll be warm!).

You may also choose to stay at the Eaglehawke Holiday Park, which is just next door. It has a range of self contained cabins with basic cooking facilities. It's a separate venue, so it doesn't have an accommodation deal. For more information, visit their website:  

Getting to the venue

Eaglehawke is on the Federal Highway on the way in to Canberra, with very easy access for those driving in via Goulburn or Yass.

For those flying into Canberra Airport, we offer transport to the venue for $10 per person each way. The service will run to the venue for arrivals on Friday afternoon from 4pm - 6.30pm and Saturday morning at 8.30am, and back to the airport on Saturday afternoon at 5.30pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.30pm. 

The trip from the airport to Eaglehawke takes just under 20 minutes, up to 30 minutes on Friday afternoon, and checkin at Canberra Airport is always fast and easy. 

Taxis are available at other times, and a one way taxi fare is estimated at $46.

How do I register?

Registrations close Monday 4 November! Click here to register now!!!

Tickets are available for individual days or as an all-events pass. The majority of the costs are for the venue and catering - we're keeping this as inexpensive as possible!

All events pass: $186
Friday evening: $20 (no catering but drinks and food available for purchase)
Saturday: $88 including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
Sunday: $78 including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Airport transfers: $10 each way (only available at limited times - see above)

Accommodation discount rate - 20% off rack rate, code available after you register.