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Mr. Joe Braid Liles

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Master Director

Phone: (800) ***-**** ext. ****  
Local Address:  Kenosha , Wisconsin , United States
Barbershop Harmony Society
110 7Th Ave. N.
Nashville , Tennessee 37203
United States

Company Description: About the Barbershop Harmony Society: Founded in 1938 in Tulsa, Okla., the Barbershop Harmony Society is the largest all-male singing organization in the world with...   more

Employment History

  • Composer and Arranger of Music for Religious and Popular Groups
  • Music Publication Editor
    Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing
  • Executive Director

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Baylor University
  • Bachelors Degree , Landscape Architecture
    NC State University
  • Masters Degree , Environmental Education
    University of Michigan
  • master of music degree
    Southern Seminary
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Joe Liles Music Publications Editor
Joe Liles is Music Publications Editor for the Barbershop Harmony Society overseeing publication of arrangements in coordination with a volunteer music publications committee. An employee of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1975, Liles retired as the Society's Executive Director in 1996, after ten years in the job. He previously served as the Society's Director of Music Education and Services and as a staff field representative. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Liles is also composer and arranger of music for religious and popular groups, as well as barbershop quartet and chorus singers. His barbershop catalog contains hundreds of original compositions and arrangements. Liles is listed in the International Who's Who in Music, received the 1999 MENC: National Association for Music Education award for his work in promoting music education. He is a life member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and an honorary life member of Sweet Adelines International. In summer of 2007, Liles was inducted into the Barbershop Harmony Society Hall of Fame. Members are chosen for exceptional contributions to barbershop harmony and/or the Barbershop Harmony Society. Liles joined the Barbershop Harmony Society in 1967 and directed the San Antonio, Texas, chorus to the international medalist level in 1971 and '72 in the Society's competition. He currently sings lead in Harmony, the 2001 international senior quartet champion. He directs the Sweet Adelines International's Spirit of the Lakes Chorus in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Liles has been a certified Arrangement category judge, is now serving in the Singing category and has taught chorus directing and chorus rehearsal techniques at district and international schools. He has coached quartets and choruses throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Sweden. Liles is a graduate of Baylor University and holds a master of music degree from Southern (Louisville) Seminary. He has completed 30 hours of doctoral work in conducting at the University of Texas. Joe and his wife, Kay, co-director of Spirit of the Lakes Chorus, reside in Kenosha, Wis. Joe can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
Music is what we are all about [cached]
Joe Liles retired as executive director in 1996, and subsequently has continued to work as music publications editor. On the occasion of his first retirement, Joe reflected on the centrality of music in everything we do.
Updated: 11/19/2007 11:55:58 AM
by Joe Liles, retiring Executive Director of SPEBSQSA
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