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Twice each month a different Barbershop arranger will be featured, along with 3-4 of his/her recent works. One of them might be great for your chorus or quartet.

Steve Jamison

Steve has been a Barbershopper since 1967 and a Certified Judge since 1980. He has judged the International Contest over a dozen times. Steve served on the Category Board of Review for most of his judging years and was the Music Category Specialist for 2002-2004. In 2005 he was awarded the C&J program “Award of Excellence.” He's now the BHS Contest & Judging Committee Chairman. Steve has served as faculty at Judging Category School, Harmony College, Directors' College, and many District HEP and Top Gun Schools. He is a competitor who has sung and/or directed at Division, District, and Internationals many times. Steve has coached numerous championship quartets and choruses (and aspiring champs) in BHS, SAI, BABS, LABBS, NZABS, AAMBS, & Harmony Inc. He has arranged over 200 charts and the BHS has published several of his arrangements. Steve has also served as the Barbershop Society liaison to the ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) and developed their “Single Category” judging system.

Anyway - the Martina McBride tune that won Country & Western "Song of the Year" recently. Arranged for Skyline, SAI (2010 International Medalist).

Summertime - the Gershwin classic from "Porgy & Bess". Arranged for Alexandria, VA (BHS) who medaled with it a couple of times.

Show Me the Way to Go Home - that old familiar tune but with a big, bluesy verse that makes a real story out of the simple song. Maybe you heard VOCE (2011 top 10 quartet) sing in Kansas City?

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