Arranging for Barbershop
Presented by Dr. David Wright
Saturday, March 19, 2016
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
Room VC 3-165
Professionally, David Wright is a mathematician. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University, New York City, and is now a Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Washington University in St. Louis.
David is also a world-renowned vocal arranger in the barbershop style. He will present an overview of the harmonic theory and the specific stylistic approaches to arranging for four-part close a cappella singing. There will be presentations and analysis of short segments of music. Visit David's musical website.
David is Associate Director and two-time former director for the St. Charles Ambassadors of Harmony, a 150-voice male chorus which won the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Chorus Contest in 2004, 2009, and 2012. David serves on the coaching team of Toronto Northern Lights, 2013 International Championship chorus, and is a musical consultant and arranger for the eleven-time international champion chorus Dallas Vocal Majority. He has researched the origins of barbershop harmony and teaches a course on the history of the barbershop style at the Barbershop Harmony Society's Harmony College.
David will be joined by the Arrangers' Lab of the Voices of Gotham. The Arrangers' Lab is a resident collective of composers who create and arrange new music in the barbershop harmony and contemporary a cappella styles. Voices of Gotham is a men's a cappella chorus based in Hell's Kitchen, New York, and a Top Ten International Chorus within the Barbershop Harmony Society.
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