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NAfME joins with Society to honor life-changing music educators

The Barbershop Harmony Society works to build an awareness of the intrinsic value of singing and provide inclusive opportunities to participate in the joy of harmony. In partnership and collaboration with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), an annual award has been established to honor educators who give students the opportunity to learn and participate in the joy and power that ...
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Champs win more fans for barbershop among choral directors

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“R -O-L-L AROUND HEAVEN ALL DAY,” boomed Jim Henry, and the crowd of 2000 leapt to its feet applauding Crossroads. Ringmasters’ soaring tag of “bells bells bells of Notre Dame!” lifted the crowd to its feet again, one of six ovations for the two quartets that night. Pretty standard convention fare, right?   Except this convention was not a gathering of barbershop fans and friends, but rather t...
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Pride of Iowa hosts Youth Workshop

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Thousands of young people are singing barbershop every year, thanks to chapters like the Des Moines area's Pride of Iowa. Building on a tradition of success, the Festival this year welcomed 145 students, led by clinician Steve Scott and guests Vintage Mix Quartet. The event continues to thrive thanks to a committed group of hosts, and a range of funding sources that includes local support throug...
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Main Street Harmony, a captive audience, and The Cowboy Way

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Every morning, millions of students at thousands of high schools ignore the principal making announcements over the school PA system. But at Salinas High School, in Salinas, California, everyone perked up last month to the sounds of their own barbershop quartet, Main Street Harmony.  Director Michelle Boulware has made barbershop part of her menu of options for male singers, and the results speak ...
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Society presents Barbershop in a BIG way at ACDA National Conference next week

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Showcase concert appearances from Ringmasters, Crossroads, and Great Northern Union, reading sessions of barbershop music, and a clinic demonstrating the success of barbershop choruses in igniting the fire in younger singers will all take place at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference next week in Minneapolis. Who better than BHS to support the conference theme of “A Life O...
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Watch LIVE as Keepsake headlines BYU-Idaho Barbershop Festival

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Watch the live stream Saturday, February 4, 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm (MST). You can't keep a great quartet on the sidelines, it seems. A scant 25 years after winning the gold, 1992 International Quartet Champion Keepsake is hitting the road once again. And since champs deliver, they're doing it in the service of music education. The Barbershop Music Festival at Brigham Young University-Idaho is a lon...
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Heather Nail receives NAfME/BHS Educator Award

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Heather Nail of Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, West Des Moines, Iowa, has been honored with the Barbershop Harmony Society/ NAfME Music Educator Award. The award was presented by the Barbershop Harmony Society in partnership and collaboration with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). It honors educators “who give students the opportunity to learn and participate in the ...
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Youth choruses earn top honors at harmony gathering in San Antonio

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Video and stills available request - email pr@barbershop.org The TREBLEMAKERS CHORUS from Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona, was named Audience Favorite and earned a SUPERIOR rating in Friday’s International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival in San Antonio. The Treblemakers won the hearts of the sold-out audience with a set that included “Peanut Butter and Jelly.” Their male counterpart...
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Vocal Majority, Main Street bring music educators to their feet at national conference

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Behind the scenes and in plain sight, the Barbershop Harmony Society is reshaping the way music educators look at the art form and the impact our organization can make in the classroom and the world. A brilliant showcase concert featuring the fabled Vocal Majority Chorus and beloved medalist Main Street quartet closed the 2016 National In-Service Conference of the National Association for Music E...
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Francisco Núñez to lead youth chorus at Midwinter Convention

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In addition to a peak barbershop experience, students at this winter's Youth Chorus Festival will be receive instruction from a clinician with worldwide acclaim.  Francisco Núñez, a recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, is Artistic Director/Founder of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, which draws together children from widely diverse backgrounds in challenging, top caliber ensemble...
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