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Member Center launches this week!

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After several months of user testing and feedback, we’re excited to announce that the new Member Center will launch on Thursday, July 13. Here’s the schedule. Wednesday , July 12, 8:00 am CDTeBiz.barbershop goes offline for transition to new system No applications or renewals will be processed online or internally. You will still have access to shop.barbershop.org and your 25% member discount...
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Plumbing the depths of our video archives

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When I was hired as the new A/V Manager of the Barbershop Harmony Society back in April of 2014,  my predecessor, Aaron Johnson, took me down to the basement to show me the media archive. He unlocked the doors and walked me around a corner which featured stage apparel of previous gold medalists, O.C. Cash’s cigar sitting on an ash tray, and all of Cash’s scrapbooks from the earliest years of our ...
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Publications FAQ: Music Catalog changes

The Barbershop Harmony Society has decided to begin moving all of our music publications toward a published-only model. The recent Hal Leonard unpublished-to-published transition project has provided the opportunity to begin curating the vast number of unedited, unvetted charts currently classified as “Unpublished” and streamline the catalog to be much more representative of what we offer as offic...
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Steve Scott joins BHS staff

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Steve Scott has been named Music Education Specialist for the Barbershop Harmony Society, joining the staff in July. In this capacity, he will oversee the development and implementation of new interactive and online learning for Harmony University. Steve will also assist in the operation of music-based curriculum at BHS education events and assist in the Healthy Chapter Initiatives. Steve is an e...
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Building A Healthy Choral Ecosystem — New report now available!

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To accomplish our aim of building a better world, singing, the Barbershop Harmony Society constantly works on collaborations with like-minded organizations who are building the field of choral singing.  A healthy choral ecosystem relies on conductors, composers, arrangers, educators, publishers, researchers, academics, public policy advocates, administrators, adjudicators and the music industry as...
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House of Delegates Bulletin – Spring 2017

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Our Society grows when chapters grow, so we are investing today for your success. Our growth investments in programs, volunteer leadership, personnel and strategic planning over the past year have been unprecedented. We have added dedicated resources to support the life of our chapters through the Healthy Chapter Initiative. We’ve completed a sweeping effort to understand our past and presen...
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Holly J. Kellar named Chief Marketing Officer for Barbershop Harmony Society

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HOLLY J. KELLAR has been named Chief Marketing Officer of the Barbershop Harmony Society. In this role, she will oversee a broad portfolio of marketing, branding and communications initiatives for the 22,000-member Society, with emphasis on growing revenue from events, merchandising, membership, and global sales from music publications. Kellar will manage the staff team charged with advertising, i...
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Starting 2017 … Strategically!

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The BHS Strategic Planning Process is continuing to move forward.  Here’s the quick story: We have complete the “Gathering” stage, wherein we have collected a massive amount of data and opinion about where we’re at and where we should be headed. We are mid-way through the “Synthesis and Design” stage, with a clear direction emerging for our Strategic Plan among BHS staff and Board alike. ...
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Lifelong singer, chorus director to lead Harmony Foundation

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Perry White, D.M.A., has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of Harmony Foundation International, and is scheduled to begin April 3, 2017. “Members of the staff, the Board of Trustees and I are very enthusiastic to welcome a talented person uniquely passionate for both music and education, with a history of success in leadership roles,” said Sharon Miller, Acting CEO of Harmony Found...
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2016 in review: A Message from CEO Marty Monson

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Now is the very best time to be a Barbershopper—more than ever. This is how we led off our End of Year letter in 2015. It’s STILL true. Our growth investments in programs, volunteer leadership, personnel and strategic planning have been unprecedented. We have added capacity to boldly expand support to the life of our chapters. We’ve embarked on a sweeping effort to understand our past and pres...
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