A Great Music Education event - with almost 20 Courses!  A Super "Faculty!"

2018 - Two Special Guest Quartets!

HCNE 2018 Keynote Teaching Faculty/Quartets/Coaching/TopGun


2016 BHS International
Quartet Champions

Category 4

2018-DIX Quartet Reps and
2017 BHS International Quartet Finalists

  • NED CHORUS DIRECTOR'S track with JOE HUNTER & Dan Falcone!
  • TOP GUN quartet  invitational  coaching

Also this same weekend:

HCNE 2018 Pre-Registration - ENDS Tuesday, 7/31!

  • ONLINE REGISTRATION is now open/ready!!
  • PRE-REGISTER TODAY and lock-in YOUR choices!  You MUST register ONLINE!
  • "EARLY-BIRD" registration EXTENDED  through Saturday, July 21, 2018. Save $$$!
  • No other opportunity to pre-register and stay overnight!
  • Got that?  Pre-register NOW!  Don't wait!  It guarantees YOUR place in the classroom!
– Come Friday, Enjoy the BBQ, and Attend the Friday Classes/Meetings.
– Stay over, have a GREAT Breakfast, Go to
      General Sessions with EXPERTS and then On to Classes.
– Stay for Lunch, More Classes and Dinner...
– General Session Meetings are SPECIAL with Forefront & Category 4!
  • AND then ... Attend the Amazing Saturday Night Showcase!  All-inclusive!
NOTE-1:  SHOW tickets are included with a full HCNE-2018 registration.  Otherwise: $15 Advance Sale. $20 at the door.
NOTE-2: "On-Site/Day-of" Class Registration in Worcester is NOT possible. You must sign up online in advance, that's here & now!
SHOW-ONLY TICKETS may be purchased Online Now for $15.00 at the Advance Sale price.
Avoid the lines!  Plan ahead!  NOTE:  tickets on-site, at-the door will be higher - $20 each.

HCNE Courses!

v.14.ss - posted 7/19-1300h

Friday Evening Classes

  • How to Be a Great Tenor
  • How to Be a Great Lead
  • How to Be a Great Baritone
  • How to Be a Great Bass


  • How Do I Start a Quartet?
  • HXNE/HCNE/DCNE Adult Chorus Rehearsal
  • Make it Authentic


Saturday Full Day Track -
Quartet Coaching / Directors Track



Saturday Classes
(in alphabetical order by class name)

  • Beating Stage Fright
  • Building Resonance Workshop
  • Finding Your Middle Voice
  • HXNE/HCNE/DCNE Adult Chorus Rehearsal
  • It’s All About… The Best Show!
  • The MC - Do’s & Don’ts - Maybe the most important part of the show!
  • Points Up for Grabs!
  • Presentation
  • Song Themes in Performance
  • Sound Management I
  • Sound Management II  
  • The Quartet Experience
  • The Stage Voice, and Its Effect on Singing
  • Vocal Production - It’s Like Building a House!
  • Woodshedding and Me

HCNE Faculty!

v.8.ss - posted 07/19-0900h

  • Dan Falcone
  • Dianne Brooks
  • Diane Patterson
  • Eric Ruthenberg
  • Gary Plaag
  • Jim Dodge
  • Joe Hunter
  • Joey Constantine
  • Karen Rourke
  • Liane Iannuzzo
  • Mike Maino
  • Morgan LaCroix
  • Rik Johnson
  • Steve Wheaton
  • Drew Wheaton – Tenor, Forefront
  • Kevin Hughes - Lead, Forefront
  • Aaron Hughes - Bari, Forefront
  • Brian O'Dell - Bass, Forefront
  • Tim Reynolds – Tenor, Category 4
  • Tim Brooks – Lead, Category 4
  • Clay Hine – Baritone, Category 4
  • Kirk Young – Bass, Category 4

Master Schedule

(posted 07/19-0900h)





Rates for 2018 - same as 2016!

Registration is ...

Now OPEN (see below)

Tentative Schedule

See PDF above
for more
detailed version


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