What Are We Trying To Preserve?
by Dave Stevens
What exactly are we trying to preserve? With wit, grace, charm, and humor, the incomparable late Dave Stevens takes us on a journey through the barbershop style, its origins, its hallmark characteristics, and how it relates to modern music, and much, much more.
Dave’s successful barbershop career began long before he joined the Society staff. He sang in a number of quartets, coached others, and directed his chorus to an International gold medal. Dave was a professional musician with 20 years experience in broadcasting and recording, “sliding in a bit of barbershop quartet harmony at every opportunity.” a 20th Century Johnny Appleseed, Dave planted seeds of harmony in virtually all Society chapters. His efforts greatly helped the Society to offer learning media to its membership for its published arrangements. He’s still teaching us the essence of barbershop harmony through this “What Are We Trying To Preserve?” presentation. Dave’s credentials include a bachelor of Music Education from DePauw and a master’s degree from Northwestern University.
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