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Harmony University is now accepting faculty applications for International!

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Last year, Harmony University  offered over 100 classes between Tuesday and Saturday at the Nashville Convention. Our second year of numerous classes was WILDLY popular and produced the largest number of students we have ever had at HU events during the convention! Classes were not just attended by our members... Sweet Adelines and Harmony, Inc., BHS afflilates, member family and friends, and even...
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Building A Healthy Choral Ecosystem — New report now available!

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To accomplish our aim of building a better world, singing, the Barbershop Harmony Society constantly works on collaborations with like-minded organizations who are building the field of choral singing.  A healthy choral ecosystem relies on conductors, composers, arrangers, educators, publishers, researchers, academics, public policy advocates, administrators, adjudicators and the music industry as...
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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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How to rehearse

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Every issue of The Harmonizer is packed with info and education, whether you sing in a chorus, quartet, direct, or just listen. This month, chorus directors are in the spotlight in the Harmony How-To feature, as Donny Rose take guides them through a great rehearsal. Chorus singers: you'll learn plenty by studying what a director is trying to acheive. Good followership is just as important as good ...
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Alexandria Harmonizers to present selections from I Am Harvey Milk at Convention

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After a successful and highly rewarding performance of this powerful piece, Musical Director Joe Cerutti shared some closing thoughts about the experience.  "I will never forget this week as long as I live. Rubbing elbows with artistic celebrities is probably what attracted us to accept this performance in the beginning, but the powerful message delivered through equally powerful music quickly ...
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Voices of Gotham stages the ultimate barbershop “TED Talk”

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Voices of Gotham shares a unique event coming up this weekend:  Unlike your usual barbershop event (read: two-hour concert), this is a lecture/concert that is more informative of the barbershop style and its evolution over the years.  Over two days, attendees get a crash course on barbershop and its relevance in today's society. Funded by the BHS Innovation Grant, this initiative is about o...
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Harmony University announces returning faculty members

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Join us in welcoming back our returning faculty members! We are thrilled to share our roster of returning faculty and staff who taught with us last year... or perhaps for the last 25! These 38 rock stars are being joined by our first year class of 12 and our 8 returning faculty that have been away for a time.    Please welcome back.... Coaching TrackGary Plaag, DEANSteven ArmstrongAntho...
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2016 Youth Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

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We are thrilled to have 18 youth choruses joining us in Reno for the 2016 Youth Chorus Festival. This year's roster looks to be a terrific show with a wide range of singers, tons of variety, and a fun draw that will make for a quality afternoon of barbershop. Here's the order of appearance: Emerald City Sound  Boise Chordsmen Youth Chorus  The Voice Some Assembly Required East Coast Sound B...
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Barbershop featured in International Choral Bulletin

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The history and artistry of the barbershop choral form are featured in the latest issue of International Choral Bulletin, published by the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM.) The story lends additional credibility to the widespread interest and acceptance of our music and culture among high-level vocal musicians throughout the world.  READ ONLINE NOW.    
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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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