H.A.L.O. QUARTET

 Harmony’s African-American Legacy Organization, HALO, was founded by the first quartet of African-American singers to compete on the international contest stage of any of the major barbershop organizations. Having broken significant social ground in the barbershop community, under the artistic direction of the quartet members, HALO seeks to lead a transformative movement of Community Music Therapy in which barbershop singing (and listening) serves as a metaphorical model by which we as a diverse people in one nation can learn to heal century-old wounds. We can lead community groups in this initiative to utilize the singing and active listening experience of barbershop music as a framework in which the people of America can learn to engage in constructive dialogue concerning socio-political issues—especially those pertaining to race.