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Another fantastic collaboration: Barbershop chorus + FIVE MORE CHOIRS

Here's a preview of the Ambassadors of Harmony as featured guests of the St. Louis Children's Choir. That's 155 barbershoppers and 450 kids! The Ambassadors of Harmony - St. Louis Children's Choir - Rehearsal at Powell Symphony Hall 2014 There’s nothing as moving as children’s voices to inspire your holiday season! Hear all six choirs of talented young singers – ages 6 to 18 – of The St. Louis ...
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Barbershop blend; Why I sound different to you | Andrea Day

Andrea Day sings with the Cheshire Chord Company in Warrington in the UK, and with a quartet called MIX. She does a great job in explaining basic physics of sound. Today’s lesson – Why do I sound different to you?A flute sounds different to a violin, even when they are playing the same note. And, you can recognise someones voice on the end of the phone out of all your friends with them just saying...
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Camp A Cappella to feature FOREFRONT

Rule One in Outreach: go where the singers are.  That's what international medalist Forefront will be doing next week at Camp A Cappella at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, June 23-28. Run by acappella all-father Deke Sharon (The House Jacks, Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) and choral director, Barbershopper (Turning Point, college champ Stop The Presses) and author (A Cappella Pop: A Compl...
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Music publications sport a new look

Coinciding with the new distribution deal with Hal Leonard, the Society’s music publishing program has announced a dramatic new look for new titles being released this year. The new sleeve will give the music better shelf appeal in retail locations and online catalogs, and provide better protection against wear and tear. Hats off to Eddie Holt of the headquarters staff for the clean and engaging n...
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Hal Leonard publishing deal will vastly expand global distribution of  Society’s arrangements

MILWAUKEE – Hal Leonard Corporation has reached an agreement with the Nashville-based Barbershop Harmony Society to expand the scope of products in its global distribution deal. The world’s largest publisher of songbooks and music education materials has had a relationship with the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2007. Hal Leonard has used the Society’s arrangements in its popular Close Harmon...
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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity Announces $5,000 Grand Prize for Composition

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is proud to announce its 2014 Composition Contest. Featuring TTBB works with optional piano accompaniment, the contest continues a long tradition of direct musical support by the Fraternity. The contest is open to any American citizen, and the Fraternity encourages all interested composers to enter. The contest is being judged by three members of the Fraternity, each a prom...
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“Top Charts” page points young singers to hot music

As part of its ongoing outreach to music educators, the Society has recently been working to bring innovative and accessible music to their attention. This recent ad in Choral Journal  highlights music that high school and college men will recognize and want to sing, and directs to a special page with audio clips and first-page previews Check out Top Charts at barbershop.org/topcharts
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Is Humor Bad in Contest?

A brief discussion of the ancient question, "Should our quartet/chorus try to do comedy?" Every a cappella group has its own style, but when it comes to competition are groups best served to “play it straight” and not aim for laughs? In this edition of Measure for Measure we take a look at the statement: via Measure for Measure: Is Humor Bad in Competitive A Cappella? | The A Cappella Blog.
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Get FREE songs and learning tracks

Everyone loves the Free ‘n’ Easy Library, because all the songs on there are... well, free and easy. Download them - print them - record them - share them - do all those things you should NOT do with copyrighted works. Since the last time you checked, we've added a song or two, Our most recent title, "You'll Never Know The Good Fellow I've Been, " is a classic old-time text and musical style you...
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Twelve basses humming. (Better get them the sheet music.)

A partridge in a pear tree would be lovely, but what happens on "The Twelve Days After Christmas?" Find out in this novelty song sung by Gotcha! Need a quick song to add to your repertoire?  Ed Waesche's arrangement of  "Winter Wonderland" is a Christmas standard with one of the few half-step downkey changes. Some say this is the same arrangement sung by The Beatles!
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