Barbershop Music in the Classroom

Are you looking for something new to offer your students? 
Would you like to add variety to your program?

Join us for
Barbershop Music in the Classroom
Free Webinar: Nov. 14, 2020, 11am Central

 

Discover the many benefits of adding barbershop music to your program from improving your students’ confidence, sight reading skills, ear training, to tuning and musicality - all while having fun!
 

Hear from other educators who have introduced their students to barbershop music.
 

Hear from young men and women who benefitted from high school programs that incorporated barbershop music.
 

Learn how to incorporate barbershop music into your choral program.

 

>>REGISTER NOW!<<

 

Webinar hosted by 
Kim Wonders and Natalie Allen
 
   

 

 

Kim Wonders

  • B.S. in Music Education; Masters in Education in Administration and Supervision
  • High School Choral Director from 1979-2010
  • High School Music Department Chair from 1989-2010
  • Member of Sweet Adelines International since 1979
  • Director of Metro Nashville Chorus since 1988; Master Director since 2006
  • 2005 MENC (NAfME) SAI award Recipient
  • Guest faculty for workshops and events in Sweet Adelines Regions 8, 11, 14,19, 21, and 22
  • Guest Clinician for the Boise Youth Barbershop Festival, Sept. 23 & 24, 2013
  • Clinician at Sweet Adelines International YWIH Festival, Hawaii 2008
  • Chorus and Quartet Coaching: Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 19, 21, 22 and 23
  • Region 4 Directors’ Coordinator 2013-2017
  • Region 4 Regional Education Resources Team 2017-2019
  • Region 4 Regional Education Coordinator 2019-present
  • Regional Faculty in Region 23 and Region 4 1984 to present
  • Region 23 Education Coordinator 2010-2012
  • International Director Education Coordinator 2007-2010
  • Region 23 YWIH Coordinator 2004-2006
  • Region 23 Director's Coordinator 2002-2004
  • Region 23 Education Steering Committee 1996 to 2013
  • Region 23 DMA 1986-1989
  • Region 23 Clinician for four Young Women in Harmony festivals
  • Sweet Adelines International Faculty
     

 

 

 

Natalie Allen

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education
  • Senior High School Choral Director, 2000 to present
  • Established a YWIH chorus within her high school music program called “The Harmonettes” in 2005; her students were frequent participants in region 23 YWIH Festivals and Rising Star contests.
  • Coaches several boys’ quartets who have attended the Harmony Explosion sponsored by the Barbershop Harmony Society.
  • Established a Young Men in Harmony group within the everyday high school program called “The Harmaniacs” in 2010
  • Director of Children's Music Ministries at Birmingham First United Methodist 1995 - 2008
  • Director of Children’s Music Ministries at Vestavia United Methodist, 2008-2011
  • Region Education Director for Region 4 RMT Pilot program 2017-present
  • Region 23 Events Coordinator, 2006 to 2013; Region 4 Events Coordinator 2019 to present
  • Region 23 Education Steering Committee member, 2003 to 2013
  • Region 23 Regional Faculty member, 1999 to 2013
  • Region 4 Assistant Events Coordinator 2014 – 2016
  • Director Harmony Hills Chorus 2012 to 2015
  • Metro Nashville Chorus Choreographer, 1998 to present
  • Metro Nashville Chorus Assistant Director 2006 to present
  • Metro Nashville Chorus Assistant Lead Section Leader 1999 to present
  • Coached choruses and quartets primarily in Regions 23 and 4, 1999 to present
  • Worked within Region 23 to plan and execute on YWIH Festivals
  • 2011 NAfME SAI Award recipient
  • Region 4 Regional Education Director 2017-2019 (Governance pilot)
  • Region 4 Events Coordinator 2019-present