HARMONY HELPER® AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHORAL GROUP PERFORMANCE

Recognizing talented high school ensembles throughout the Greater New York area to promote the cultural diversity and personality of the city.

THE AWARD

Broadway Education Alliance Inc. (“BEA”) is proud to present the Harmony Helper® Award for Excellence in Choral Group Performance as part of the annual Roger Rees Awards portfolio of recognitions. This award celebrates the artistry and creativity of high school choral groups and rewards the talent, dedication, and teamwork essential in choral music.

Harmony Helper® is the only app that utilizes patented technologies to provide singers the convenience and control of a 24/7 digital rehearsal room anytime, anywhere. Accurate real-time feedback, sheet music scanning, vocal part customization, group sharing, and part volume control are among the comprehensive features that prepare singers to deliver their best performance.

Harmony Helper proudly believes in and supports the equity and inclusion of a wide-ranging body of perspectives informed by diverse identities and cultural backgrounds.

Harmony Helper® is offering complimentary access to the app to all schools registered in the Roger Rees Awards including, but not limited to, those submitting video auditions for consideration in this award category.

For information about Harmony Helper®, please email info@harmonyhelper.com. This offer must be redeemed by April 16, 2022.

AWARD ELIGIBILITY

High schools located throughout the Greater New York region are eligible to participate in BEA’s awards and the Harmony Helper® recognition program. BEA currently defines the Greater New York region as 11 Counties in New York including the Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), Nassau, New York (Manhattan), Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester.

Choirs or student vocal groups must feature a minimum of 4 students. While there is no requirement to present a fully produced concert or showcase, in person or online, the group must be performing approved licensed arrangements during the 2021-22 academic year.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To be considered for the Harmony Helper® Award, the group music teacher or music director must submit a video of the student choral performance to the Roger Rees Awards team. Please follow these directions:

  • If you haven’t already done so, register your school with the Broadway Education Alliance and designate one teacher or music director as the point of contact for the group. To register, click here.
  • Select a song in any genre that can include contemporary pop/rock show choir (think Glee), a cappella vocal ensemble (think Pentatonix), musical theatre, or any other style that best represents the groups’ vocal skills and performance capabilities.
  • Prepare and produce an audition video that begins with the name of the school and group, background on the group/program, and an introduction to or insight about the choral performance being submitted for the award. The introduction should not exceed 60 seconds.
  • Produce a video of the student choral performance—presented live-in person or digitally online. Please pay close attention to lighting and sound. The vocal performance portion of your video should not exceed 4 minutes.
  • The complete video submission should not exceed 5 minutes. Instructions for submitting your groups’ audition video will be outlined upon receipt of your award program registration. Your video submission must be received NO LATER than Monday, April 29, 2022. Instructions will be provided.

AWARD ADJUDICATION PROCESS

To be considered for Harmony Helper® Award, all schools must submit a video of the in-person or virtual students’ choral performance. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of music experts assembled by Harmony Helper® including musicians, music directors, composers, singers, and others. The judges will evaluate each submission based on overall performance execution, song interpretation, musical expression, dynamic range, and quality of engagement through song. The decision of the judges is final.

AWARD PRIZE

The choral group selected as the winner of the Harmony Helper® Award for Excellence in Choral Group Performance will receive:

  • A free annual subscription to Harmony Helper® for all members of the choral group. (Music director must provide contact information for all participating students.)
  • $500 for music from Sheet Music Direct for the school’s choral program
  • Exposure as the featured group on Harmony Helper® social channels.

Harmony Helper® reserves the right to select additional winners for recognition.

CONTACTS

For questions about Harmony Helper®, contact info@HarmonyHelper.com.

For information on the Roger Rees Awards, BDomue@bealliance.org.

Harmony Helper proudly believes in and supports the equity and inclusion of a wide-ranging body of perspectives informed by diverse identities and cultural backgrounds.