The GNU has worked very hard to promote the barbershop art form and choral singing to music educators everywhere. In doing so, the GNU has been asked to perform at a number of professional educator association events including regional and state American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conferences and the Minnesota Music Educators Associations conference.
- In July of 2010 the GNU performed for the Minnesota state chapter of the ACDA Summer Symposium.
- In February of 2012, the GNU received multiple standing ovations for our performance at the North Central Region ACDA Conference held in Madison, WI.
- In July of 2013 the GNU was asked to perform a concert at the Iowa State ACDA Summer Symposium.
Here are two of the many comments we received from attendees of the North Central ACDA conference.
"CONGRATS on a FABULOUS performance. What a treat to hear GNU - every time I hear you, it gets better than the time before. It was fantastic in all regards!!!!"
-Lee Nelson, Zahn Chair in Choral Conducting, Director of Choral Activities, Wartburg College
"My top highlights: ...Great Northern Union. GREAT conference!"
-Philip Swan, Associate Professor of Music, Lawrence University -Conservatory of Music