Shana Oshiro (Tenor) earned her Vocal performance degree from Morgan State University. She is the bass of Harmony, Inc’s 2012 International Harmony Queen quartet, Epic. Her other claim to queenly fame, she served as Miss Maryland 2007 and competed on stage at Miss America 2008. She holds master’s certificate degree from Shenandoah University in Music Therapy and is a music therapist, board-certified, working with adolescents and elderly. Shana still has a passion for classical singing, performing local concerts and some of the Baltimore Symphony’s pops concerts.
Portia Pitts (Lead) is also a graduate of Morgan State University, where she received her BFA in Vocal Music studying classical voice and performing multiple genres worldwide with the Morgan State University choir. She is a proud and happy mother of two and we are thrilled to have her voice as the centerpiece while HALO moves forward as an organization with a mission to change the world with barbershop.
Jasmine Barnes (Bass) is a senior at Morgan State University, soon to graduate with a BFA in Voice and Composition. She is an incredible dramatic soprano who just placed in the NATS vocal competition and advanced to regionals. She is a leading member of the SAI chapter organization at MSU and also a talented choral/a capella arranger whose works have been featured on concerts given by the internationally acclaimed Morgan State University Choir. We look forward to using all of her amazing talents as our bass!
Niambi Powell (Baritone) has been singing her whole life, in the car and on the stage with her Motown band, “The Regressions” in a girl group with her mother and sister, Shana. Cut from the same cloth, Niambi set the stage for their sisterhood of beauty queendom as Miss Maryland Teen USA 2000. With music and beauty always in the foreground of her livelihood, Niambi holds a Master’s degree in Family and Social Sciences and is a social worker for the region of Montgomery County. She is excited to join this quartet for a new adventure with Harmony, Inc.
Maryanne Fields (swing Bass) is another graduate or Morgan State University and former member of the Morgan State University Choir. She resides in Baltimore, where she is an educa
Mary Fields, Ensemble and Swing Bass
tor in the Baltimore City area. She has served as a board member for the Urban Choral Arts Society, a program for inner-city youth to experience traditional music and choral arrangements of African American composers and to receive vocal training to prepare for higher education auditions and student recitals.