Baker Joins HOA Team

Heart of America is excited to welcome Dan Baker to our team. Dan joins HOA with many years of experience. Baker is a former school and district Teacher of the Year as well as a Top 25 and Top 10 Indiana State Teacher of the Year finalist. Through his teaching career, he has served as director of choirs, music department…

School closing leads board to consider online show choir auditions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joplin HS (Missouri) closed all school buildings and moved all learning to an online model. When this announcement was made by the administration, both faculty and students were curtailed into unknown territory with a lot of business left unattended including show choir auditions for the next school year. Until now, online show choir auditions…

Pleasant Hill Community Shares The Love

The second day of March in Nashville, Tennessee was just another mid-winter day. As residents were heading to bed, the sky opened up and unleashed 10 tornadoes, seven of which touched down across Middle Tennessee during the early morning hours of March 3. All were moving at extremely high speeds of around 60-70 mph. The devastation left a community in…

Heart of America Orlando 2020 Cancelled

Health and safety concerns amidst pandemic cancels Heart of America Orlando 2020 The Heart of America season was set to conclude in Orlando in mid-March. With the assistance of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), Heart of America cancelled the event. Producer, Chad Alexander sent the following correspondence to attendees.…

Supporting the Thirst Project

Music Travel Consultants is committed to supporting the Thirst Project. About the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project mission is simple: Build a socially-conscious generation of young people who END the global water crisis. To do this, we must educate people about it and activate them to rock the clean water cause and build real water projects all over the world.…

Heart of America Nashville 2020 Recap

The Heart of America Nashville 2020 stage brought together some of the finest choirs in the land. The Heart of America Nashville 2020 Finals was a display of amazing talent and high-energy performances. Fairfield HS (OH) Pure Elegance utilized a fashion theme, “People are always going to stare, make it worth their while.” They had elaborate costumes that were bright…

Heart of America Kansas City 2020 Results

Heart of America Kansas City 2020 Results The Heart of America Kansas City 2020 show was held at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. There were nine mixed groups and two single gender groups. The host from Butler Community College presented performances by “The Headliners,” and “Smorgaschords.” The judges for this show were Sandy Cordes (Vocal/Finals), Valerie Mack…