JAD Educational Opportunities

Mini-Apple Corps is a day long educational seminar with classes and sessions dedicated to variety of topics.  4 separate seminars are run annually in the 4 different geographic regions of the District.

Chorus Director Workshop Intensive is a program designed to help chorus directors and assistants learn more about conducting, rehearsal techniques, and working with a volunteer group.

Leadership Academy is a weekend seminar designed to educate chapter leadership in their roles.  Classes are offered for both administrative and musical leadership.  

The Standing Ovation Program is an unpublished evaluation of a performance, both quartet and chorus, designed to recognize the strengths in the performance and provide suggestions to enhance future performances.

Intensive Quartet Training is a day long camp that gives quartets the opportunity to get in front of a series of coaches.




Coaches Clearing House is a service provided by JAD that helps quartets find coaches.

Top Gun is a weekend training camp for the top quartets in the District, putting them in front of some of the best coaches in the Society.

The Johnny Appleseed District is one of the 17 North American districts and an affiliate /associate entity of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. aka the Barbershop Harmony Society.  Founded in 1944, we are a nonprofit organization registered in the State of Ohio.  The District comprises all of Ohio, parts of West Virginia, southwest Pennsylvania, and one enlightened chapter in Kentucky with over 40 chapters.

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