Our conventions are more than contests. This great story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal focuses on our extensive education offerings.
Barbershop singers share love for harmony at Las Vegas event – Las Vegas Review-Journal. Read More
Digital technology makes it easy to provide custom feedback to individual singers
As seen in the March/April issue of The Harmonizer, page 28.
By Dr. Jay Butterfield, Musical Director, Parkside Harmony chorus, email@example.com
About 20 years ago, when I was director of the Chorus of The Brandywine in Wilmington, Del., we instituted an effective vocal feedback program—effective, but al... Read More
As seen in the March/April 2017 issue of The Harmonizer, page 24.
By Debra Lynn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bel canto (Italian for “beautiful singing” ) was the standard of singing technique from 1800 to about 1840, and is primarily concerned with upper body engagement, creating a clear, concentrated, free, resonant tone without force of any kind. Many other singing techniques have come s... Read More
A quick lesson in physics teaches how to hear when you are totally locked in
- By Jay Dougherty, Asst. Professor, Director of Choices and Choral Activities, Marietta College - email@example.com
Barbershoppers are ear singers. We sing and tune by ear, so why do so many of us often sing out of tune? Perhaps a more pertinent question would be, “What does in tune actually mean?” Are we singing... Read More
How to select songs and arrangements that resonate with both performers and audiences
By Theo Hicks, Lead of 2015 champion Instant Classic - firstname.lastname@example.org
Choosing songs and arrangements can be the most challenging part of singing in an ensemble. Whether you are preparing for a show, contest, or community singout, repertoire selection is usually the first and most important thing discussed... Read More
Keep your voice in top shape by NOT treating it like you used to
- By Jim DeBusman, retired BHS music staff - email@example.com
Keeping yourself active through singing has the power to heal and stimulate your mind and body. There are so many of us out there today who have been helped with our bronchitis, asthma and other forms of breathing issues because we sing. Follow the below steps to mainta... Read More
Last year, Harmony University offered over 100 classes between Tuesday and Saturday at the Nashville Convention. Our second year of numerous classes was WILDLY popular and produced the largest number of students we have ever had at HU events during the convention! Classes were not just attended by our members... Sweet Adelines and Harmony, Inc., BHS afflilates, member family and friends, and even... Read More
Showcase concert appearances from Ringmasters, Crossroads, and Great Northern Union, reading sessions of barbershop music, and a clinic demonstrating the success of barbershop choruses in igniting the fire in younger singers will all take place at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference next week in Minneapolis. Who better than BHS to support the conference theme of “A Life O... Read More
The Barbershop Harmony Society continues to expand its education offerings, and seeks dynamic, effective facilitators to continue to support our chapters through “thought leadership”. The group of certified facilitators will be part of a talent pool entrusted with the new Healthy Chapter Initiative leadership materials which will circulate in district leadership academies and other special events ... Read More
As a part of the Healthy Chapter Initiative, our team continues work on bringing education & leadership materials up-to-date for our Chapter & District Leaders.
Updated eBiz (members-only) tutorials are now included on the front page. These tutorials are the most commonly asked about, specifically in regards to updating an eBiz profile.
For all Chapter & District Leaders, login to e... Read More