In 2004 the High Country Chorus realized that there was no formal methodology for recognition of the talented people in the White Mountains promoting the Musical Arts, not only as teachers, but as people working behind the scenes.
Our Chorus Board of Directors decided to create an annual award, and it was named the Harmony Award.
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The following talented people have been recognized with this award:
2004 Jeannie Sonne Music Teacher at Blue Ridge High School
2005 Cynthia Jellison Founder and Director of the White Mountains Choral
2006 Scott Gentry Pianist Music Teacher at Show Low High School
2007 Joanne Mills Coordinator for the White Mountain Symph0ny’s “Music Is” program
2008 LaBurta Crockett Pianist, Music Teacher at Show Low High School
2009 Mindy Flake Music Teacher at Snowflake High School
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award – Bev Gries, Founder of the Dance Academy
2010 Julie Holton Director of Music at Northland Pioneer College
2011 Doc Dockendorf Founder and Director of the High Country Barbershop Chorus
2012 No Show or Harmony Award
2013 Theresa Dick Violinist, Maestro of the White Mountains Symphony Orchestra, Music Teacher at Blue Ridge High School
2014 Brian Blomstrand Music Teacher at Blue Ridge Elementary
2015 No Show or Harmony Award
2016 Marshall Pratt Instructor of Instrumental Music at Show Low High School
2017 Laura Scholten Click here for more info.
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award – Cynthia Jellison, founder / director of the White Mountain Chorale
2018 Everett Peterson Click here for more information. A long history of music in the White Mountains.
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award – Carl (Doc) Dockendorf, founder (year 2000) /director / director emeritus of the High Country Barbershop Chorus.