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Reaching Out to Young Women In the Merrimack Valley

This spring Patti Newman, co-coordinator of MVA’s Membership Program, envisioned an outreach program for young women singers with the intent to share our love of barbershop and a cappella music, while fostering ongoing music education during the summer. The program attracted about 12 young women singers and the success of the program was truly due to a group effort!

Program Design

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Contest Season 2019: A Wonderful Espirit De Corps!

This year Merrimack Valley A Cappella’s contest package was Somewhere Over the Rainbow (ballad) and Smile (uptune); two arrangements about encouragement and hope. There were hundreds of instances when we talked about manifesting dreams, and encouraging loved ones with our stories of enduring challenges until we reached success.

Everyone who plans to sing at contest makes a commitment to rehearse with focus in January. To be prepared for rehearsals, sectionals, coaching sessions and more. Then, we are expressing these encouraging messages every week, sometimes twice week. It can activate you in ways you didn’t expect.

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A Capella Singing for All! posted news about our very own Associate Director Carol Smolenski's 8-week singing course, which is running via Andover's recreation department, DCS, and the Merrimack Valley Community Music School.

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