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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, November 7, 2002

Workshop on vocal harmony set Nov. 15-16 for students

Advertiser Staff

Vocally gifted high school and college students can take part in a free, two-day workshop and festival Nov. 15-16 at McKinley High School.

Four world-renowned clinicians are being brought in from the Mainland and New Zealand to teach four-part harmony and ear singing. The event has been organized by two Hawai'i barbershop choruses to encourage more students to become involved in school music programs and to provide choral directors with a way to enhance their programs.

The event, a joint effort of the Sounds of Aloha Chorus and Na Leo Lani Chorus, is financially supported by the Cooke and Atherton foundations.

All sheet music, learning tapes and curriculum will be provided. High school quartets participating will be eligible to compete in early 2003 for the right to represent Hawai'i in a girls international contest in New Zealand and a boys international contest in California.

The finale on Nov. 16 will be a combined show for students, parents, teachers and guests. Performances will be by high school ensembles and quartets, Sounds of Aloha and Na Leo Lani. Admission is free.

Interested music educators may call Christina Smith at 455-4307 or visit the Web site for Na Leo Lani.