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Choruses and quartets: eager to put your music in front of the world?

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Every radio show needs music. Rick Faulkner, a 47-year Barbershopper, is the host of the A Cappella Fellas, (yeah, why didn’t we think of that?) a barbershop radio segment airing live every Thursday at 7:30am in Ontario, Canada. Northumberland 89.7 FM is a not-for-profit community-based volunteer radio station, providing news, views, events coverage, and music to the residents of Ontario. Rick i...
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Society Contest & Judging Committee publishes revisions for 2018

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Society Contest & Judging revisions for 2018 Competitions presented by the Barbershop Harmony Society operate mainly under two guiding documents: The Contest & Judging Handbook and the Official BHS Contest Rules, which are contained within the Handbook. From time to time, the Society Contest and Judging Committee (SCJC) revises these documents to correct technical errors, reflect evolving...
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Top four reasons to become a Lifetime Member

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If you’ve ever considered becoming a lifetime member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, now is the time! Our current rate - twenty times (20x) the regular dues rate - will go up to twenty-five times (25x) the regular dues rate beginning August 1, 2018. *Coming to Orlando or Harmony University this summer? Sign up at one of these events and receive a Marketplace Gift Certificate as a one-time extr...
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Secure your local music programs (with NAfME’s Ronny Lau)

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From the May/June issue of The Harmonizer, pages 12-13. Interview with Lorin May, Editor, The Harmonizer   Members frequently contact the Outreach department after having seen music pulled out of a specific school to which they have been connected, and they ask how the BHS can act on their behalf. Our conversations have turned to the local nature of most music education funding issues, and...
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Youth Policy Procedure FAQs

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As chapter and district leaders, you have several key responsibilities to the members that you encounter; responsibilities that the Barbershop Harmony Society acknowledges and shares. One such important responsibility is to our youth members, and especially members under 18 years of age. BHS has a Youth Policy which can be found here. Over the last several years, we have been taking steps to bette...
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Marketplace FAQs/Terms & Conditions

FAQs / Terms & Conditions Why do I need to reset my password? If you previously had a BHS Shop login associated with your email address, you will be prompted to reset your password the first time you login to the new system. This is to protect your privacy and ensure your password remains secure as your account switches to the new system. Note:  Once logged in, if you are a member or Associ...
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Vocal Health: Voice Production and Resonance

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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.   This article is designed to be an introduction to how the vocal sound is produced and resonated. It also serves to clarify sometime...
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Vocal Health: Intro to Healthy Singing

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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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Chorus Voice Matching (not blend!)

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This is the third article in a series for chorus directors and music teams. It is a companion to a video that HU produced in 2016 and a previous article on riser spacing. Avoid the fight A natural tendency in choral singing is to compete with the surrounding voices, a tendency called the Lombard Effect. This can be problematic if someone with a “smaller” singing voice stands next to someone wit...
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Building Musicians: Resources for Learning Musicianship

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This regular series will examine different facets of building musicians in which we hope to dispel myths and inaccuracies. Most importantly, our goal is to provide support for music teams and provide constructive solutions for singers. Personal Musicianship  Singers join our chapters for many reasons, but all share the love of singing barbershop chords. Some singers come to us with years of sing...
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