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National A Cappella Convention coming to Memphis in 2015

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 17:37
The barbershop world shouldn’t be the only place we sing barbershop! Stretch your wings Learn from new perspectives Gain new audiences The A Cappella Educators Association is thrilled to announce...

“Why Contemporary A Cappella Matters”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 16:56
It’s easy for us as Barbershoppers involved in outreach to beleive that bbs is the one, true, holy grail, and occasionally lose sight of the fact that everything that gets young people singing is...

The Recruits Chorus – Show Your Support

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:48
Bet we’ll be seeing more and more of these this fall, as participants in the International Youth Chorus Festival start getting logistics in place for the Big Show in the Big Easy January 9, 2015. The...

High school quartet wins key audience

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 08:30
Sing for fame and fortune. Sing for virtue and philanthropy. But mostly… When they decided to audition for the high school talent show later that year, they practiced and earned a spot in the show....

CD Review: SeaNote Vocal Static

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 05:00
Few cities are more important to contemporary music than Seattle. That said, it’s odd to consider just how little major representation the city has in a cappella. SeaNote is out to change that.

Florian Städtler Blog #3: 7 Ultimate Ways To Seriously Annoy Purists

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:31
We all know them so well. The nit-pickers. Traditionalists. Keepers of principles. Fearless defenders of whatever dogma is out there in (vocal) music.They write for newspapers, online news portals,...

“Hi, Neighbor!” grabs the audience from the get-go

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 15:32
“Quick, we need an opener that’s quick, easy, and really barbershoppy!” A classic chart by the late, great Walter Latzko, “Hi Neighbor” can be done quickly, is an easy song to pick up (especially...

NPR feature: Young Singer Attracted To Barbershop’s Vocal Harmony

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 09:50
As part of a series on “Alter Egos – our weekend selves,” NPR’s Renee Montagne profiled Barbershopper Kevin McClelland of the Bloomington, Ill. Chapter and The Committee quartet. Love the theme: “...

River City Treblemakers serenade visitors at Welcome Center

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 09:54
Here’s a twist on  “taking the music to the streets” — they took it to the rest stop off the Interstate. By Jackie Runion (jrunion@mariettatimes.com) , Marietta Times WILLIAMSTOWN -When travelers...

Marty Monson appears on “Gold Medal Moments” podcast

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 17:31
CEO Marty Monson is featured on the latest edition of the “Gold Medal Moments” podcast. Barbershopper Toby Shaver has been doing a tremendous job creating and hosting this series, and Marty’s...