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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.

Carole Prietto

Carole has been a member of Sweet Adelines International since 1991; for most of that time as a member of St. Louis Harmony Chorus. In St. Louis Harmony Chorus she's been a member of the music team, the management team, and many show committees. She served as an assistant director and was the producer for two of the chorus' CDs: Voices (1998) and Hooray for Hollywood (2003).

Carole began arranging in 1998 after attending a seminar sponsored by the International Music Arrangers Program (IMAP) of Sweet Adelines, and continued her arranger training in the Region 5 Arrangers Program, taught by Paula Mauritzen. She is also a Certified Director in the Sweet Adelines Director Certification Program.

See and hear samples of the following pieces at Carole's web site.

The Climb: Pop hit by Miley Cyrus, from Hannah Montana: The Movie. Arranged for St. Louis Harmony Chorus. Learning tracks are available from Tim Waurick.

Breakaway: Pop hit by Kelly Clarkson. Arranged for Harmony Showcase Chorus.

Unwritten: Pop hit by Natasha Bedingfield. Arranged for Red Rose City Chorus. Has some tenor melody and a short 5-part section. Learning tracks are available from Laurie Smith.

You Can't Stop the Beat: From the Broadway musical Hairspray. Has short 5 and 6 part passages. Learning tracks available from Time Waurick.

These songs, along with most of Carole's catalog, are designed for show rather than contest. They can be ordered online through PayPal on Carole's web site.

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