The “sister” festival to Mucho Macho is the Sweet Harmony Festival. Set up in the same way, Sweet Harmony celebrates the music of women’s choirs, allowing girls in grades 6-9 to share in singing while learning from a guest conductor and collegiate ensemble. Sweet Harmony was held on Nov. 4 at West Allegheny High School. This year’s guest conductor was Dr. Caron Daley, director of choral activities at Duquesne University, and the guest ensemble was the University of Pittsburgh Women’s Choral Ensemble. Freshmen singers from the North Hills High School Women’s Choir selected to participate were Jane Fusco, MacKenzie Mallory, and Katie Swab.
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the association’s dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.