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HU Online: Structuring Effective Chorus Rehearsals with Theo Hicks
 Sat, 16 Sep 2017

HU Online: Structuring Effective Chorus Rehearsals with Theo Hicks

For all chorus leaders and members:
Take 23 minutes out of your schedule and watch this video. It's important!

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Barbershop Harmony Society - Strategic Vision
 Fri, 30 Jun 2017
A Message from Marty. (BHS, but don't join BHS, join an Australian Barbershop Chorus affiliated with Barbershop Harmony Australia.)
When I was hired as CEO five years ago, it was with the understanding that two major projects lay ahead. First, we needed to put the business of the Society on a firm footing. Working with our staff and Society Board, we have stabilized our financial situation, expanded our barbershop education and leadership support through Harmony University, multiplied the number of music educators and young people impacted by our outreach efforts, and broadened the reach of our music around the world.

All that work gave our Society breathing space and permission to embark on the second major mission: looking out the window, beyond the barbershop world as it is today, to where it can go in the next few decades. 

Today, after more than eighteen months of research, deep thinking, and surveying more than 6,000 Barbershoppers and fellow stakeholders, the Society Board of Directors and staff are ready to unveil the new Strategic Vision for the Barbershop Harmony Society. 

Because you are part of our Barbershop Family, please take the time to watch the Strategic Vision video and share it with others. You can access the video and additional information at www.barbershop.org/everyoneinharmony.

Every Barbershopper, every fellow traveller, every person whose life is touched by the power of singing together, is part of this journey. We can’t wait to get started!
Yours in Harmony,
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History of Barbershop
 Fri, 10 Feb 2017

History of Barbershop, with Dr. David Wright

TWO of our most popular Harmony University classes are now online! Join Dr. David Wright and his students for this class series, captured this past summer at Belmont University. Divided into a series of hour-long episodes, this class is chock full of barbershop facts and insights. Sound clips, vintage photos and artifacts, personal anecdotes... it's all there! Spend some time with your fellow barbershop history buffs and learn about our rich history and legacy, all online.
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2016 Hunter Harmony photos
 Tue, 18 Oct 2016
2016 Hunter Harmony photos
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/niooph0qlzaxj21/AAAd1mN9Xe50mUuHI2b4yZn0a?dl=0

Click on the above address to access photos of Soundwaves performance in Newcastle
Soundwaves in Newcastle
 Mon, 10 Oct 2016
Soundwaves Chorus sang 'May I Never Love Again' and 'Sweet Georgia Brown' in the 2016 BHA Open Chorus competition.
This video is from a webcast so to see our performance, drag the play button to 2:09 hrs.
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Listen to some acappella
 Fri, 13 May 2016
Listen to some acappella
Acaville Radio is a non-profit, and we’re all volunteer-run.
Why’d We Do It?

Why would someone be crazy enough to spend time, effort, and money on starting a nonprofit a cappella radio station? Good question!

We were frustrated. We listen to a lot of a cappella, and one of our bunch even started a college group twenty years ago (now long gone). But we couldn’t find it well-executed on the web.

There were a few options that came and went over the years. Some had a narrower focus than we wanted (e.g., praise-appella only), while others had a stale playlist that never changed.
When streaming services like Pandora and Spotify came along, we thought they were the answer. But no. None of them categorized a cappella as a characteristic, so when they went to ‘suggest’ tunes, there would inevitably be that moment where some synth, hi-hat, or guitar would come clomping in. That’s no good. (Well, it might be good, but it wasn’t what we were looking for.)

So Acaville was born. Our hope is to bring you a range of contemporary a cappella, from groups and solo artists at all levels and ages. And if you have music you’d like us to play, send it our way!

HIgh Priority - 2016 Seniors Gold Medalist Quartet
 Sat, 6 Feb 2016
HIgh Priority - 2016 Seniors Gold Medalist Quartet
This Senior Quartet scored 76%.
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ScoreBig With Singing Resources
 Thu, 4 Feb 2016

Allison emailed Soundwaves on behalf of her homeschool group's choir.

"My name is Allison, and we've been referencing your page for good singing resources. Just wanted to send a big thanks from all of us! 
My daughter, Lindsay, also found a singing webpage that she thought we might find helpful."

Thank you Allison and Lindsay. The web page you referenced has a great deal of good singing info. The segment on the aging voice is very pertinant to our chorus and most probably to all singers.
Voices In Paradise
 Mon, 1 Feb 2016
Voices In Paradise
Voices in Paradise is an initiative run by the Gold Coast Barbershop Harmony Club (The Blenders), a non-profit organisation in the field of a cappella singing that has a history of providing community work and youth development programs for over 25 years.  Voices in Paradise offers an annual youth workshop with professional education and training by internationally renowned a cappella groups and local coaches.  Participants will also experience the thrill of performing live in front of a large audiences alongside a cappella champions and local Gold Coast groups.
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Meet the Diocesan Boys School Choir
 Mon, 18 Jan 2016
Meet the Diocesan Boy's School Choir! Made up of young men between the ages of 15-17, this group has just starting singing barbershop as a part of their repertoire... and are loving it! This is the first choir trip AND first visit to the US for many of the guys, so we are THRILLED that they are making the long journey just for us. 
 
Be sure to catch the chorus in the Youth Chorus Festival on Friday of Midwinter week. We know you'll show them a good time!
 
Meet more of the Festival choruses here: http://bit.ly/2016YCFpreviews
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In A Nutshell
 Sat, 9 Jan 2016
In a Nutshell: What Makes Barbershop Sound Different From Other Singing Styles?
 
Barbershopper and self-proclaimed "occasional writer"Jon Nicholas took to his keyboard and created a truly great resource for his fellow singers. 
 
We love the highly readable tone and easy-to-understand explanations that this piece provides. Add this link to your required reading for new recruits and anyone who wants to understand why our sound is so distinct. 
Soundwaves in Melbourne 2015
 Tue, 13 Oct 2015
Soundwaves Melbourne 2015 performance is available on Youtube
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Musical Island Boys and Lemon Squeezy - Scarborough Fair (2015 Midwinter)
 Fri, 21 Aug 2015
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Vocal Spectrum quartet
 Tue, 28 Jul 2015

Vocal Spectrum sings - It's You at the 2015 International in Pittsburgh

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Westminster Chorus - Seize the Day (2015 International Chorus Champion)
 Sat, 18 Jul 2015
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Instant Classic wins Gold Medal
 Fri, 10 Jul 2015
Instant Classic wins Gold Medal
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Blindside comes fourth in International Collegiate Quartet Contest
 Fri, 10 Jul 2015
Blindside comes fourth in International Collegiate Quartet Contest

Trent Lewis, Gareth Clarke, Michael Webber, Tim Green

Brisbane, Australia

www.facebook.com/BlindsideQuartet

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How not to lose your voice
 Fri, 26 Jun 2015
Ingo R. Titze is a vocal scientist and executive director of the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is a professor at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa and has written several books relating to the human voice.
 
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Musical Island Boys - Now Is The Hour
 Mon, 15 Jun 2015
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