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Copyright 101

Copyright 101
Copyright 101Faculty: Janice Bane and Scott Harris One of the most frequent topics we hear about from members is Copyright. Our clearance expert and former Warner-Chapell employee Janice Bane is joined by longtime print music specialist and BHS Arranger & Repertoire Manager Scott Harris to explain some of the rules you need to know! They discuss clearing a new arrangement, guidelines for ba...
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Structuring Effective Chorus Rehearsals

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Learn from classroom music teacher, chorus director, and BHS gold medal quartet singer, Theo Hicks, on how to plan and implement effective rehearsals for your barbershop group. Theo discusses how it is not just about the rehearsal, it revolves around the barbershop chapter experience and your singer’s ownership over their product. Great experiences and rehearsals blend art and science. This 23-m...
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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 The recent Hal Leonard unpublished-to-published transition project has provided the opportunity to begin curating the vast number of unedited, unvetted charts currently classified as “Unpublished” and streamline the catalog to be much more representative of what we offer as offic...
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Recorded Feedback

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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, jvbbbs1@gmail.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...
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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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*NEW* music publication releases for Fall 2016

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Our Music Publications team exists to preserve the barbershop art form and to promote the joy of singing for all. One of the best ways we can do this is to publish exciting and accessible new arrangements and make available proven and beloved existing arrangements so that you have the resources you need for your chorus or quartet to share your love of singing.   Each quarter, we will feature new...
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Fresh covers showcase expanded range of music pubs

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As the Society’s music publishing program continues to expand to serve broader markets, it has become harder to visually distinguish sheet music among traditional men’s barbershop voicing, traditional women’s barbershop, and some new mixed-voice titles. Especially as we sell more broadly worldwide through our relationship with Hal Leonard, we want to make it easy for shoppers to quickly find the...
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Hal Leonard Publishing says: “Get Guys Singing with Barbershop Harmony”

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Nothing better than being known by the friends you keep, and our partnership with Hal Leonard, the world's largest publisher of sheet music, certainly proves it. Look what they have to say in their back-to-school promotion to retailers:   The new school year is here - and doesn't every choir director wish they had a way to get guys interested in joining choir? With a renewed interest in a capp...
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