Musical Leadership & Life-Long Learning Video Releases
Schedule for 2017
January – History of Barbershop
February – Directors… STOP TALKING!
March – The Science of Riser Placement
May – The Power of Positive Coaching
June – Director’s Roundtable
August – Grant Writing 101
September – Structuring Effective Chorus Rehearsals
October – Spooky Tags
November – Thankful for the Comedy… It’s Serious Business
December – AIC War Stories
Structuring Effective Chorus Rehearsals
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-minute video will give you both concepts to build on and content to share. Change a few things in your approach and make a big difference, even as soon as next week.
Grant Basics 101
Ashley Brown and Ashley Torroll
In addition to briefly describing the BHS grant process, this class will aid you in creating more persuasive and descriptive answers to grant proposal questions to help enable exciting engagement with your communities.
Gary Steinkamp, Rob Mance, and Steve Armstrong
Gary Steinkamp, Rob Mance and Steve Armstrong share ideas and strategies and investigate barriers and frustrations. Collectively, watch how participants develop a new network of peers and friends who want to see directors succeed and learn the most important thing of all.. you are not alone!
The Power of Positive Coaching
Cindy Hansen-Ellis and Paul Ellinger
Positive communication in a coaching session can and will impact the singer, the performance, and the audience. Cindy and Paul will model coaching styles with both registered and pick up groups, and will show do’s and don’t that may not be on your radar based on gender, age, experience, or other issues that need to be navigated.
The Science of Riser Placement
Dr. Rob Mance & Steve Scott
Watch Dr. Rob Mance spend 90 minutes with a live chorus and talk about “stacking” the risers with several goals in mind. Learn how you can influence blend and pitch by where you put individuals and voice parts.
Directors… STOP Talking!
Dr. Don Campbell & Kirk Young
Watch Dr. Don Campbell direct a group with limited verbal cues, while Kirk Young breaks down what just happened. Directors can communicate so much more by speaking less, and have wonderful, unintended results!
History of Barbershop
Dr. David Wright
Dr. David Wright takes an in-depth look at the barbershop art form, its history, how it formed, and how it continues to evolve even today. Wright has been a mainstay every year at our Harmony University with his class History of Barbershop. His class combines many years of extensive research with his own experience with singing barbershop to craft a presentation that’s both entertaining and enlightening.
Outstanding in Front: 16 Part Tutorials
Watch director Larry start at the most basic concepts in directing and advance to our most advanced. The best way to use these? Watch one, work with the concepts with your group, then watch the next one. Don’t watch all 16… you will explode!
Warm Up Series
Watch one of these 15 minute videos and get some ideas! Better yet, set up a big screen or projector, and have your chorus try any of our HU warm ups!
HU Key Note Addresses
Various Faculty & Guests
HU General Session Series
Various Faculty & Guests
Contest & Judging Education Videos
Even more content will be shared in the coming year around the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Contest & Judging System.
Chapter Officer Training Videos
Below are basic training videos for the required officers of a chapter. As always, if you have further comments, questions or concerns or need further support, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapter President Training Module
(will be updated in 2017)
Chapter Secretary Training Modules
Module 0- General Welcome & Why being a Chapter Secretary is Important
Module 1- Incorporation as a Chapter
Module 2- Membership Background & Definitions
Module 3- Membership Processing & Recording
Module 4- Interacting with Members
Module 5- Business of the Chapter & Copyright
Module 6- District & Society Relationships and Reporting
Module 7- Resources Available
Chapter Treasurer Training Module
(will be updated in 2017)
District Training Videos
Basecamp 2 Tutorial Module
A basic tutorial on how to utilize Basecamp 2 for our districts. For further questions please contact Erin Harris, Director of Projects at email@example.com
Basecamp 3 Tutorial Modules
A basic tutorial on how to utilize Basecamp 3 for our districts. For further questions please contact Erin Harris, Director of Projects at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eventbrite Partnership: Training Videos
Eventbrite is a ticketing platform used to successfully host, promote and manage events. These tutorials will guide through the basics of setting up and promoting an event, running reports, and basic troubleshooting.