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Discovering Hidden Member Talents…

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The Healthy Chapter Initiative has published a sample "Chapter Member Talent Survey" that chapters can utilize as a resource in discovering talents of their members.  Serving as a potential starting point for your nominating committee to dive into finding individuals to serve in various positions with your chapter, this also primarily serves as a tool in finding capabilities of your members to ma...
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Chapter Guidelines for Conducting a Music Director Search

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Sooner or later every chapter/chorus will find it necessary to find a new music director. Many things can be done to maximize the probability of success in finding a director. We recognize that this isn’t always an easy process, but we hope these guidelines can help provide some suggestions around the process of a search. Important note: These guidelines are not intended to be a ‘checklist’ bu...
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Direct them to the dotted line… A Sample Contract for Chapter Music Leaders

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Most chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society have a music director for their chorus. BHS has provided a SAMPLE contract as a starting point for negotiations and conversations with your music leader. As with any type of contract, it may be appropriate for the chapter and the individual to negotiate amendments and modifications to suit their own circumstances. If either party is in doubt about ...
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Harmony University is now accepting faculty applications for International!

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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...
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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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Updated Training Manual for Chapter Secretaries

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Our new Chapter Secretary Manual is available for all new and veteran chapter secretaries.  Through the Society's Healthy Chapter Initiative (HCI), we've solicited content experts who have served as chapter or district secretaries.   The Chapter Secretary Manual no longer has a sister document which was called the "Exhibits Manual". We've consolidated the general manual and exhibits manual to in...
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BHS Seeking Applicants for Certified Leadership Facilitator Program

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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 ...
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Updated Training Manual for Chapter Treasurers

4078 - Chapter Treasurer Manual
The Barbershop Harmony Society, through its Healthy Chapter Initiative (HCI), has updated and revised the Chapter Treasurer Manual.   In prior years, the chapter treasurer manual also had a separate "exhibits manual". We've since consolidated the two into one. The new manual includes increased appendices towards the end of the document for reference and guidance for our chapters.  In the coming ...
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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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Robert’s Rules of Order for Small Boards – A User’s Guide for Chapters & Districts

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The below is only an excerpt from the user guide. For the full, printable version of this guide, please visit the BHS Business & Finance Document Center by clicking here.  For the majority of our chapters and districts within the Barbershop Harmony Society, a board meeting usually does not consist of more than twelve members. In Robert’s Rules of Order, it specifies that where there are not m...
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