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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 such as The Boston Brass and the US Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus.

The Barbershop Harmony Society will be at the event, too, guiding teachers to our hot new arrangements, featured events such as the Collegiate Barbershop Quartet Contest and the International Youth Chorus Festival, and introducing them to our broad slate of outreach events for 2015.

If you are in town for the event, be sure to visit us at booth #617.

Then, in February 2015, the Society will have a major presence at the biennial meeting of the American Choral Directors Association, at which we’ll make a significant presentation on barbershop’s origins in African-American music, host special music reading sessions and an industry showcase. Everyone attending ACDA will come away impressed with the depth and breadth of our offerings to support music in communities across the continent. If you plan on attending the ACDA Convention in Salt Lake City, please contact Sherry Lewis at Harmony Hall; we'd like to plan a reception for them to come and bring a friend who they'd like to introduce to the BHS CEO and Education Team. Lots of photo ops -- and we'll be giving away HU Scholarships while at this convention!