Barbershop Singing

I am a currently a member of the Heart of Missouri Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines.

We sing a capella 4-part barbershop harmony. It’s terrifically fun and personally rewarding to perform and learn with a big group of people. Once a week (sometimes more!) we get together to hone our craft and have a good time. Every couple of weeks we have a performance around somewhere. My favorite so far has been delivering Singing Valentines! There’s nothing like watching someone’s eyes well up with tears of joy.

Recently I’ve become the Bass Section Leader, which means I get to help the other Bass singers improve their voices. I listen to their recordings and try to offer helpful advice for improvement. I also help them to learn new songs, as not all the members can read music.