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Faculty Application open for Harmony U 2016

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The Harmony University staff is looking for a few good... teachers! There are two pathways to join our faculty at HU.  The first is by personal  invitation by the HU team... our method since 1970.  Last year, we opened applications to the general public and picked up some amazing educators!  Even if you are not selected for this year, your application lets us know you are willing to serve and al...
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Grant application window opens March 1

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Outreach efforts of the Barbershop Harmony Society grew by 30% in 2014, and in 2015, Harmony Foundation underwriting will double the Society's annual outreach funding. To deliver still more activities, we've implemented an industry-standard, 100% online grant request and review process that will better help you: design more visionary and higher impact outreach activities become better l...
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High School Musical… barbershop style!

Trouble with a Capital T is coming to Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck, New York. As the cast prepares to bring Meredith Willson's The Music Man to the stage, the School Board has been getting some expert advice from Tony Weiner, member of The Westchester Chordsmen. "A few songs take extra help to get just right. They are sung by the members of the River City board of education whom Hill insta...
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Chorus Support for Breast Cancer

Every year in Rapid City, SD, the Stock Show and Pro Rodeo comes to town. Also, every year, in conjunction with the rodeo, several of the medical facilites and groups sponsor what has become a tradition--"Tough Enough to Wear Pink."  This year, the Shrine of Democracy Chorus, based in Rapid City, took part in the campaign. They all wore T-shirts specifically for the event, posed for pictures to b...
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We Sing, We Serve: The Vocal Majority

Another example of living the message of We Sing, We Serve. Thanks to the VM for sharing this and to all of you who are reaching out to others with music. You ARE making the music that's making a difference. Several of our guys sang last evening for teenage boys at Phoenix House, a residential and outpatient drug and alcohol abuse treatment to help teens rebuild self-esteem and chart a path toward...
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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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Central Wisconsin groups to compete in a capella contest

Here's a great approach: hold a contest/show, with prizes awarded to the music programs of particpating schools. Hats off to Center Point Choruss of Sweet Adelines! Get ready for a little bit of "American Idol," "The Voice" — or any other live singing competition — all rolled into one a capella competition.Center Point Chorus Sweet Adelines, a women's barbershop group, is hosting the event, a two...
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Students polish a capella skills at festival featuring Ringmasters

BLOOMINGTON (IL) — For Bloomington High School senior Brendan Donnelly, Thursday was a revelation."Everybody here has the same goal, and that's for everybody to succeed," he said. "It's amazing."Donnelly was one of more than 500 students from 16 high schools to attend the 16th Annual Youth in Harmony Festival, an event co-sponsored by the Bloomington-based Sound of Illinois barbershop group that ...
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A Musical Fix for American Schools – The Wall Street Journal

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When the influential Wall Street Journal says that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence, people have to take notice. That's the prescription of  "A Musical Fix for American Schools": Many solutions have been tried, but few have succeeded. So I propose a different approach: music training. A growing body of evidence suggests that music could trump many of the much more expensive “fix...
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BHS to appear at major music educator conferences

Direct contact and support of music educators continues to be a key element of the Society’s Outreach strategy, and we will be well-represented at two major upcoming national events. Later this month, the city of Nashville plays host to the National Association for Music Education’s annual event, which features hundreds of interest sessions, honors ensembles, and performances by big-name groups s...
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