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Vocal Care for Senior Singers

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Keep your voice in top shape by NOT treating it like you used to - By Jim DeBusman, retired BHS music staff - jdebusman@att.net Keeping yourself active through singing has the power to heal and stimulate your mind and body. There are so many of us out there today who have been helped with our bronchitis, asthma and other forms of breathing issues because we sing. Follow the below steps to mainta...
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2017 Youth Chorus Festival and Senior Chorus Festival order of appearance announced!

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The Youth Chorus Festival will look a little different this year! In addition to adding Women's and Mixed choruses to the lineup, the 2017 Midwinter Convention will also include the five District choruses participating in our Senior Chorus Festival pilot program. The draw for order of appearance was made with all choruses mixed together, resulting in an exciting mix of singers in each session.  &...
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An old (Yuletide) Favorite!

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Like most choruses, you're probably booking a multitude of holiday performances, including some good old fashioned caroling. But... and we hate to mention it... those songbooks may be looking a little worse for wear. Or maybe your membership drive was so successful that you need a few more! Whether you're adding to your music library or replacing worn copies, our refreshed Yuletide Favorites, Vol...
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Barbershop Harmony Society offers FREE webcast of world championships to students and educators 

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See the greatest spectacle in close-harmony singing -- on your phone! FREE! http://bhswebcast.com/edu/ You may have heard barbershop harmony before, but you've never experienced anything like the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT coming July 5-9. More than 2000 men in quartets and choruses ranging from four to more than 150 men will compete for the gold medals. Broadway, show tunes, old chestnuts and ...
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Barbershop is at ACDA 2015…

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  ... and we're here to help! We're ready to be a partner in attracting singers to choral programs, offering unique ensemble experiences and literature, and life-changing destination events. Discover the many ways barbershop builds strong programs and singers. Staff will be available all week to connect with Music Educators. Come find us! INTEREST SESSION WEDNESDAY,9:45 am Salt Palace roo...
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VIDEO: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale

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Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment?   A 2009 World Science Festival session titled "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus" explores these topics with the help of some experts: This Is Your Brain On Music author and McGill scientist Daniel Levitin, legendary musician Bobby McF...
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2014 contest tracks released on iTunes and Amazon Digital Music

Shopping for barbershop music is quick and easy on two of the world's largest distributors: Apple's iTunes and Amazon's Digital Music store. You are just a few clicks away from our most recent championship performances: 2014 Top 20 Quartets CD tracks on iTunes 2014 Top Twenty Choruses CD tracks on iTunes 2014 Top Twenty Quartets CD tracks on Amazon Digital Music 2014 Top Twenty Choruses C...
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Love to teach? HU Pittsburgh needs awesome instructors!

Our International Convention in Pittsburgh is rapidly approaching and will feature more Harmony University classes than ever before! This means we are looking for some talented and passionate teachers who have something to share. Do you have a class that would be perfect for our Convention attendees? If so, read on! Here is what has happened in the past (and was great):  -Fabulous, well-known ba...
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Pittsburgh Spotlight: Hi Neighbor!

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Add this to the family activity list for Pittsburgh - A visit to Mister Rogers' Neighborhood! We don't think that Fred Rogers was a barbershopper, but it's probably just because nobody asked him. Visit the Heinz History Center Special Collections Gallery to see the largest collection of original items from the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” television set on public view. Featuring select artif...
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Pentatonix Has the Highest-Charting Christmas Album by a Group Since 1962

A cappella is getting some love in the music trade press -- and at the cash register. Pentatonix's That’s Christmas To Me jumps from #3 to #2 its sixth week on The Billboard 200.  It’s the highest-charting Christmas album by a group or duo since Mitch Miller & The Gang topped the chart with Holiday Sing Along With Mitch in January 1962. That was the sing-a-long ensemble’s second holiday album...
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