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Barbershop Harmony Society celebrates Black History Month with announcement of scholarships and endowment

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With a commitment to its vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society announces a new scholarship opportunity for persons of color to explore a musical art form whose origins lie in African American communities of the South in the 19th century. The Grand Central Red Caps Endowment has been established to provide scholarships and other supports to encourage the broadest possible...
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See generosity change lives in Foundation Annual Report

Donor dollars power the future of barbershop, and you can see how in the new Annual Report of Harmony Foundation International. You can gain insight into the breadth of programming supported by the generosity of donors, ranging from leadership education through the Healthy Chapter Initiative, to director scholarships to Harmony University, to our youth activities and Festivals. Take a minute to b...
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Memorial gifts Keep a Melody Ringing

It is tragic to lose a friend or loved one. Many of us are left wondering how to pay tribute to those who have meant so much. For fellow Barbershoppers who dedicated a significant portion of their lives to singing, Harmony Foundation offers the Keep a Melody Ringing program. When one of our cherished friends passes, memorial gifts not only recognize a life enriched by singing, but they create a...
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Lifelong singer, chorus director to lead Harmony Foundation

Perry White, D.M.A., has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of Harmony Foundation International, and is scheduled to begin April 3, 2017. “Members of the staff, the Board of Trustees and I are very enthusiastic to welcome a talented person uniquely passionate for both music and education, with a history of success in leadership roles,” said Sharon Miller, Acting CEO of Harmony Found...
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Harmony Foundation: Barbershop changing lives at Democracy Prep Middle School

Take a look inside one of Harlem's inner city schools that is setting a new standard in how much we expect from our children, and how we challenge them to "Dream Big". See how lives are being changed, futures are being forged, and how with the help of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Harmony Foundation International, singing, music, and arts are being used to reach into the hearts of a whole n...
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Harmony Foundation announces staff change

Through the generous support of Harmony Foundation International, $80,000 of scholarships were granted in 2017.
After 13 years of service and leadership, Clarke Caldwell has decided to resign from his position with Harmony Foundation International, effective July 11, 2016. We thank him for his vision, leadership and the positive path he led us down. All of us wish him well in his future endeavors. Sharon Miller, Chair of the HFI Board of Trustees, is temporarily fulfilling the duties of President/CEO of ...
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Robert Rund Joins Harmony Foundation as Regional Director, Western Region

We are delighted to welcome Robert Rund to our team as Regional Director of Development. Robert says, “I am aware that there are many people who love barbershop and who have a passion for Harmony Foundation. It is clear to me that behind the fellowship and performance opportunities that are the fruit of its labors, there is much work to be done to ensure the future of its programs and that of the ...
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If you can’t sing in front of them, sit alongside them: judge along in the Best Seats In The House

“That was an 86,” you whisper to your seatmate. “No way they don’t make the Ten.” The arena rustles with the sound of hundreds of similar whispered conversations. Everyone, it seems, is an expert. Yet the contest itself is decided by 15 pros sitting in the prime spot in front of the stage. How would your scores stack up? And how would it sound sitting in the Judging Area? Find out: Bid now for t...
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Donors Launch Largest Match in Foundation History!

Through the generous support of Harmony Foundation International, $80,000 of scholarships were granted in 2017.
The Legacy of Harmony Endowment Campaign to ensure the future of singing is underway.  So important is that future that 6 donors have thrown down the largest matching challenge in Foundation History!  John & Sharon Miller, Dick & Peggy Lidstad, and one more anonymous couple have pledged a 1:10 ‘Cash Gift-to-Planned Gift’ Match… of a half million dollars!  For every $10 in pledged Planned ...
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How Andrew unleashed his voice and found his path

Andrew Lujan was a shy, reserved kid who didn't know who he was, or who he wanted to be. When singing became a part of his life and Barbershoppers reached into his life, it changed forever. Follow this journey of self discovery and how donors from Harmony Foundation created an opportunity for one young man to reach his potential, and discover who he is. Harmony Foundation - Andrew Lujan's Story -...
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