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Finding Harmony in Nashville | TNECD

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development takes note of the aspirations we have for our home in Nashville: Everyone knows Nashville as “Music City.” That famous moniker undoubtedly conjures up the sounds of country music or maybe even gospel, bluegrass, classical or rock for which the city is renowned. But did you know those sounds also include the four-part a capella har...
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Past Society President Charlie McCann Passes

Sad news comes from Music City Chorus in Nashville about the loss of Past Society President and the "World's Greatest Tenor", Charlie McCann. A friend to everyone he met, Charlie passed this week surrounded by family. He was a wonderfully encouraging person, and loved barbershop singing. Many of his chorus brothers fondly recall his mantra before each contest and show: "Let's go rip their faces of...
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Erik Dove hired as Chief Financial Officer

Erik Dove has been hired as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing strategic finance and legal issues for the Barbershop Harmony Society. An attorney and MBA, he brings critical experience in multiple industries in both the private and public sectors. His Board governance and legal experience stretches across education, arts, and business organizations, including several leadership roles as a Barbers...
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Donny Rose hired as Director of Harmony University

Donny Rose of Tacoma, Washington, has been hired as Director of Harmony University by the Barbershop Harmony Society. In this role, he will oversee educational programs and outreach for the 24,000-member men’s singing organization. His responsibilities will include expanding Harmony University to reach external audiences through distance learning; making available certification programs for a vari...
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Joe Cerutti to lead Youth in Harmony activities for Barbershop Harmony Society

Joe Cerutti of Alexandria, Virginia, has joined the music education team of the Barbershop Harmony Society overseeing Youth in Harmony and chorus director development activities. “Joe makes things happen,” said Society CEO Marty Monson. “He’s a shining example of the way that immersion in the barbershop world at a young age can transform a man’s life. His background as a college-age barbershop ...
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Making the music that’s making a difference – Keynote With Tim Sharp HU 2013

You’ve been hearing a lot lately about an increasing emphasis on extending our reach outside our own limitations. The Barbershop Harmony Society is uniquely positioned to become powerful advocates for music by collaborating with fellow travelers of all stripes. One strategic partnership that has been growing recently is with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA.) Dr. Tim Sharp delivere...
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Marty Monson named new Society CEO/Executive Director

The Barbershop Harmony Society is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO/Executive Director. Twenty-three-year member Martin “Marty” Monson was named to the post after an extensive search process conducted by the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Board of Directors and the search firm Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates. Nearly 60 candidates, many with extensive musical and association ...
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A young member’s big barbershop moment

Submitted by Andrew Shackleton, chairman of the Society's membership committee. I have a great little story to share with you. I was working with the Operations Team a few weekends ago at headquarters in Nashville. It was lunch time and we were just finishing our box lunch and chatting. Apparently Ed Watson was looking out the window and noticed a young couple peering into the front windows. Ed a...
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The First Ethic — is it first priority?

1. We shall do everything in our power to perpetuate the Society. All of us have a copy of the Society Code of Ethics on the back of our membership cards. How often do you read them? Are you clear on what they mean? I bring this up after talking to someone about relatively recent activities in his corner of the Society. I won't go into any details, but basically, some members were dissatisfied ...
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Cape Breton revisited: Try thinking smaller

About this time last year, I was putting together the Jan/Feb 2010 cover story about the Cape Breton, N.S. Chapter called “Thinking Big.” (Read the article here.) They grew from 12 men to 40 in less than a year, and I wanted the barbershop world to understand how, seeing as I’m always on the lookout for the next big thing that could help chapters or the Society at large. In hindsight, maybe I was...
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