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Harmony Foundation announces staff change

Through the generous support of Harmony Foundation International, $80,000 of scholarships were granted in 2017.
After 13 years of service and leadership, Clarke Caldwell has decided to resign from his position with Harmony Foundation International, effective July 11, 2016. We thank him for his vision, leadership and the positive path he led us down. All of us wish him well in his future endeavors. Sharon Miller, Chair of the HFI Board of Trustees, is temporarily fulfilling the duties of President/CEO of ...
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BHS Publishing & Hal Leonard: Partnership Update

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Do have an arrangement in the BHS catalog? Then this update is for you! In 1996, the BHS and Hal Leonard entered into a blanket agreement covering the “Unpublished Catalog” that allowed for those arrangements cleared with what is called a “permission to arrange” (or “PTA/custom”) license to be made available for general sale with the understanding that the primary customer base would be the Socie...
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Watch Nashville Convention performances on YouTube on August 15th… ALL OF ‘EM!

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  Watch your favorite #BHSNASH performances on YouTube! One of the most frequent messages to our Harmony Hall team is “MORE VIDEO!” And we agree… to the tune of nearly 500 new videos added to the BHS YouTube channel in 2015, including all competitor performances from our Convention in Pittsburgh. Getting our best performances out into the world is a total win all around, and we’re ready to make...
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Membership growing through self-serve sign-up

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Since October 2015, men have been able to do something  they couldn't do before: they found the Barbershop Harmony Society through their own means, clicked "join us" at barbershop.org and became full Society members without first joining a chapter. After consultation with district and select chapter leaders, the Society Board last year dropped the requirement that members must belong to a Socie...
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Robert Rund Joins Harmony Foundation as Regional Director, Western Region

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We are delighted to welcome Robert Rund to our team as Regional Director of Development. Robert says, “I am aware that there are many people who love barbershop and who have a passion for Harmony Foundation. It is clear to me that behind the fellowship and performance opportunities that are the fruit of its labors, there is much work to be done to ensure the future of its programs and that of the ...
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Alexandria Harmonizers to present selections from I Am Harvey Milk at Convention

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After a successful and highly rewarding performance of this powerful piece, Musical Director Joe Cerutti shared some closing thoughts about the experience.  "I will never forget this week as long as I live. Rubbing elbows with artistic celebrities is probably what attracted us to accept this performance in the beginning, but the powerful message delivered through equally powerful music quickly ...
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Pitch Perfected! Spend an evening with the AIC in Nashville

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 What’s better than an evening of gold medal quartets singing their very best music? How about TWO EVENINGS!?! To take in all that the Association of International Champions has to offer, be sure to add Pitch Perfected: An Evening of Vocal Harmony to your convention week schedule… on the night that you choose! Our finest performers deserve the finest venue in the city, and the visually AND acoust...
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BHS judge applications open to women in 2016

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During the recent Midwinter convention in Reno, our Society Board of Directors voted on and approved an SCJC proposed rule change to allow for BHS Associates (women) to become certified BHS judges. The former rule limited judges to BHS Members, thus excluding women. Several years ago, the SBOD allowed for women to participate in BHS contests as chorus directors. Similarly, this new rule now allows...
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In Memoriam: Jim Richards

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We say goodbye to our friend Jim Richards this week. Here, historian Grady Kerr pays tribute to a man who was a friend and mentor to so many.  James “Jim” Dana Richards  June 12, 1925 - February 20, 2016 – age (90) Our good friend Jim Richards passed away Saturday, February 20th, 10:25pm after a sudden and very brief battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. Released from the hospital to home hos...
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