2022 Clinicians

Theodore Hicks

Theo is a licensed Vocal & Instrumental Music Teacher in Indiana and is the Director of Choral Activities at Anderson University. He graduated from Anderson University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, a Master of Choral Conducting from Ball State University, and has completed course work for his Doctorate of Music from Ball State. He is also the director of the premier Men’s Chorus in Indianapolis called Circle City Sound. Theo has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for over 15 years. In 2015, he won the international Men’s Quartet gold medal in the quartet Instant Classic in Pittsburgh, PA.

Kimberly Newcomb

Kim was born and raised in Texas where she first started singing barbershop in the Austin Harmony Chorus. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education from the University of North Texas. While in college, Kim sang in many different barbershop ensembles including multiple female quartets, a mixed quartet, and the Rich-tone chorus! Kim is a busy learning track producer, private voice lesson instructor, and coach of the NewVoice Studio. She currently sings with Half and Half, current Sweet Adelines 5th Place medalist The Ladies, and directs Capital City Chorus in Indianapolis, IN.

2022 Teaching Quartets

The Ladies

The Newfangled Four

Quotes from the campers

This camp literally changed my life. This is where I met my best friends in the whole world. I didn’t know what to expect when I first went but now I just wish I had started going sooner.

Tabitha Chambers

I have made some of my closest friends at Harmony Explosion. It’s a completely unforgettable experience that I look forward to all year!

Melanie Dobija

This is a beautiful and super fun experience. There’s few things in life that impact you the way music can, so to be in a setting of pure music and fun for several days, can’t be beat.

Spencer Petree

I have made some of my The best part about this camp is the fact that everyone is here to simply make music together, and it takes students out of the typically competitive environment that is pushed on them in schools.

Mikaela Bradley