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Educational Outreach

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