Debbie Cleveland receives special recognition from National Association for Music Education and Barbershop Harmony Society

In recognition of her excellence in teaching, performance and lifelong impact on young singers, Debbie Cleveland of Gaither High School in Tampa has been named the 2018 recipient of the Barbershop Harmony Society/ NAfME Music Educator Award. The award was presented January 19, 2018 during  the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival, held at the Midwinter Convention of the Barbershop Harmo...
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Youth choruses ascend to new heights at national barbershop chorus event

The Hurricane of Harmony Chorus from Gaither High School in Tampa was named Audience Favorite and earned a SUPERIOR rating in Friday’s International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival in Orange County, California. The mixed-voice barbershop chorus won the hearts of the sold-out audience with selections from the musical “Grease,” with vivid costuming and high-energy choreography Earning top accol...
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A Grand Finale for the Saturday Show | Midwinter 2018

    Three International champion choruses... a mass Youth Chorus of nearly 600 singers... a world class organist... and an acoustically stunning concert hall designed around a majestic pipe organ. When these elements are all in place, it’s not difficult to decide how to close the Saturday night show -- get ‘em ALL on stage! One of the many enticing reasons to hold the Midwinter Convention eve...
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NEW from BHS Marketplace: Premium Digital Learning Tracks!

Digital learning tracks
You asked for them, and now they’re becoming a reality!  The Barbershop Harmony Society is thrilled to announce the launch of new premium-quality digital learning tracks, made available for immediate download. High-quality sound production Pitch-perfect tuning Immediate download -- no waiting for the CD to arrive in the mail and no shipping costs Clear indexing of tracks for quick learning ...
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Five last-minute reminders for entering the Next Generation Varsity Quartet Contest

Quick links Entry form and complete rules Frequently Asked Questions As the January 28 entry deadline draws, please keep these registration tips in mind. The video entry deadline is January 28, 2018, 11:59 pm Eastern. Don’t let a tech error catch you by surprise -- be sure to allow yourself time for video upload, completing the online registration, etc. (Tip: get all your addre...
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Vocal Health: Intro to Healthy Singing

vocal health series
This regular series will examine different facets of vocal health in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for those who have experienced vocal concerns and provide constructive solutions for singers. Healthy Singing In order to establish a dialogue around the topic of vocal health, it is important to understand the components of healthy...
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BHS partners with GigSalad to increase reach of Singing Valentines

Performing groups of the Barbershop Harmony Society can now boost their Singing Valentines advertising and reach, and even accept payment for bookings online, thanks to a new partnership formed with online entertainment booking platform GigSalad represents more than 100,000 performers and has a base of more than one million customers who book all forms of entertainment online, from ...
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Set up your GigSalad account and start getting Singing Valentines traffic

Getting started on GigSalad is quick -- you should be able to complete the basics in as little as twenty minutes, and the leads start coming in immediately. (During initial evaluation, our staff  received a request for a booking before we had even completed our setup — wow!)      Categories Critical -- be sure to set your PRIMARY category to SINGERS > BARBERSHOP QUARTET. This is an important ...
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AHSOW members can renew online

The Barbershop Harmony Society is excited about our continued partnership with AHSOW. As we continue to develop our membership services, we want to reaffirm our commitment to you as a woodshedder.   As a part of our partnership, BHS currently collects your annual dues (still a bargain at $10) on behalf of AHSOW. BHS also provides a room for woodshedding at each of our three major events -- the M...
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Watch all the action from Midwinter on FloVoice

  BHS Show Producer Chad Bennett thinks big. Really big. When he saw the possibilities of the fantastic Segerstrom Center for the Arts, he started lining up a truly incredible roster of artists for the 2018 Midwinter Convention, January 18-21, 2018. Did he go TOO FAR? Is two youth champs, three quartet medalists, three world champion quartets, three world champion choruses, and two giant-...
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