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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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BHS announces the 2018 contest qualification guidelines

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The Barbershop Harmony Society announces the qualification guidelines for our upcoming International Quartet and Chorus Competitions and Midwinter contest sessions.   International Quartet and Chorus Contests Orlando, Florida | July 2 - 8, 2018 Open Quartet Contest:  The automatic qualifying score will remain at 76%. There is no change to the qualification process for the 2018 contest. A...
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WoodSongs featuring RINGMASTERS comes to RFD TV September 29

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Ringmasters, the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2012 International Quartet Champion, headlines a wide-ranging cast of barbershop performers on WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Show, coming to RFD TV on Friday, September 29, 6:00 pm Eastern. Recorded live in July 2016 at the historic Lyric Theater in Lexington, Kentucky, WoodSongs is a weekly celebration of Americana and roots music, and they were delight...
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Faculty applications open for Harmony University 2018!

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  Harmony University is looking for a few good teachers!      We are now accepting applications for Harmony University 2018! Our week-long event will be once again held at Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee, from Sunday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 29th, 2018.   As we have done for several years, applications are open to the general public. Even if you were not selected in the past, y...
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Next Generation Barbershop: The next evolution of BHS youth participation

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Youth contests evolve to include more singers, better serve various age ranges Outreach programs of the Barbershop Harmony Society will continue to grow and evolve in 2018 as we work to further expand our impact on young singers and educators. The coming year will see numerous changes and additions to our contest programming, plus some new activities still in development that will offer new paths...
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2018 grants focus on youth outreach

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The good you do today in bringing music to young people translates into a future world of more lifelong singers, and the Society’s 2018 Grants Program will help you extend your capacity to do just that. Youth Outreach Grants, which range from $500 to $10,000, are designed to support youth outreach projects of a chapter/district/other non-profit organization, and might include activities such as: ...
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Revised SOCAN Show Clearance Form for Canadian Chapters

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The Barbershop Harmony Society has updated our Application for Show Clearance: SOCAN License Form and is now available for download on our Society online Document Center. The general form updates are reflective of what the current process is for processing show clearance requests as an organization, alongside your District Leadership. This will also streamline and unify all methods of processing ...
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House of Delegates Fall 2017 Video Address

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Dear Chapter and District Leaders, As you plan to attend your Fall District Conventions, I encourage you to schedule time to attend your House of Delegates meeting. It's your best opportunity to keep current on the ways your district leadership is supporting your chapter's efforts to be successful by your own definition. We've long been accustomed to sending out a written House of Delegates bull...
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