They say barbershop harmony is a hobby but when you're a professional musician 24/7, and an a cappella nerd to boot, can it really be called a hobby? My high school choir director introduced me to barbershop harmony and I sang for a couple of months with a chapter in California (The Pomona Valley Carousel Chorus!) but more "serious" pursuits took me away from barbershop (and I didn't know about Masters of Harmony!) until I got to Texas. I directed the Austin Chapter for several years and rebuilt the chorus from a group that couldn't score out of the 50's and only had a dozen singers to a chorus that came in 11th in the SWD in 1998 with 35 singers on stage (scoring around 70). I had a great quartet in those days called Lonesome Road that placed 9th in the SWD in 1998.
After leaving Austin in 1999, I started doing the Harmony Explosion camps in 2000. I've done 23 of those camps to date, and another two dozen one-day harmony festivals plus a lot of workshops, clinics, and master classes.
Now, in Durham, I direct Heart of Carolina A Cappella. I've been fortunate to have a lot of success with them and with my quartet, Quadrophonic.
More of a passion than a hobby...
3x Carolinas International Chorus Director -- HCA
7x Carolinas Chorus Champion Director -- HCA
2x Carolinas Mixed Quartet Champion -- Quadrophonic
2019 Carolinas Barbershopper of the Year
1998 SWD Novice Quartet Champion -- Lonesome Road