Certificate of Resignation of Corporate Secretary

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           Vice President
       Music and Performance

•   Introductions
•   Chapter Mission Statement
•   The Music Leadership Team
•   Planning & Budgeting
•   Chapter Meetings
•   Quartet Support and Development
•   Recruiting, Orientation & Retention
•   Chorus Membership Requirements
•   Performances

Chapter Mission Statement

• Defines Chapter goals
• Includes stated musical objectives of the
• Supported by members, committees, Board
• Published and prominently displayed
• Guide for the Music Team

 Standard Chapter Organization

• Board of Directors
 •   President
 •   Secretary/Treasurer
 •   VP Music & Performance (VP Program)
 •   VP Chapter Development
 •   VP Marketing & PR
• Music Leadership Team
 • “...provide the best possible music program and
   enjoyable chapter meeting....sing and have fun at
   the same time.”

•   Introductions
•   Chapter Mission Statement
•   The Music Leadership Team
•   Planning & Budgeting
•   Chapter Meetings
•   Quartet Support and Development
•   Recruiting, Orientation & Retention
•   Chorus Membership Requirements
•   Performances

 The Music Leadership Team
 Why have a Music Team?

• Benefits to the Music Team structure:
  •   Communications
  •   Planning and Goals
  •   The Chapter Meeting
  •   Developing Talent
  •   Music Quality
  •   Membership retention
• The Four C‟s:
  • Caring, Consistency, Cooperation, Communication

The Music Leadership Team

• Getting the Music Team started:
 • Assessing chapter strengths and weaknesses
 • Overcoming resistance
 • Chapter Mission Statement
• Music Team Organizational Meeting:
 • Chaired by VP of Music & Performance
 • President, Chorus Director, other players
 • Chapter Counselor, District representative
• Meeting Objectives
 • Select Music Team Members
 • Define Duties and Responsibilities

    The Music Leadership Team
    Small Chapter Composition in bold

• VP Mu&P                               •   Presentation Coaches
• Chorus Director                       •   Row Captains
• Section Leaders                       •   Contest Coordinator
• Chorus Manager                        •   Wardrobe Manager
• Librarian                             •   Property Manager
• Program Coordinator                   •   Make-up manager
  (VP)                                  •   Production Director
• Ass’t or Assoc. Dir.                  •   Repertoire Coordinator
• Vocal Coaches

    VP of Music & Performance
    Qualifications & Responsibilities

• Organizational skills    • Organizational skills
• Communicator             • Communicator
• Delegate                 • Delegate
• Dedicates extra time     • Dedicates extra time
• Knows chapter            • Knows chapter members
  members                  • Some musical
• Some musical               background
  background               • Recommended three
• Recommended three          years in Society
  years in Society

 Program VP / Coordinator

• Puts the MT plan into action on weekly basis
• Establishes weekly Chapter Meeting Schedule;
  coordinates with CD, VPM&P and other chapter
  officers for their
  • (1) requirements and
  • (2) support
• MCs chapter meeting
• Needs excellent planning skills and likeable

    Chorus Director Duties
•   Develop yearly music plan
•   With VP of Mu&P - select music team
•   Oversee MT members who deal with chorus musically
•   Conduct weekly chorus rehearsal
•   Direct all public performances
•   Aid in repertoire selection
•   Attend all MT meetings and planning sessions
•   Supervise and/or conduct craft sessions
•   Assist in developing standards for performing chorus
•   Supervise voice placements
•   Encourage Quarteting
•   Attend Director Schools

    Selecting a Director
• Form Director Selection/Search Committee
     • Board, MT, Members at large
     • Review goals, history, set criteria, plan & schedule
•    Who‟s out there - who can help you find out?
•    Make list of candidates; both solicited and not
•    Parse the list to A&B - call the A list
•    Determine interest and adherence to criteria
•    Set up audition schedule
•    Conduct auditions & interview - chorus votes
•    Select / notify new CD - establish informal agreement
•    Notify other candidates
•    Complete music director contract

The Chorus Director
Rocky Impossible or Joe Barbershopper
• Dictatorial              •   Empathetic
  • My way or highway
                           •   Compassionate
  • Does it all
                           •   Excellent leader
• Big ego - big salary
• Making a name (just      •   Great musical sense
  passing through)         •   Awesome hands
• Three hour chorus        •   Perfect pitch
  rehearsal                •   Realistic expectations
• Selects music too hard
                           •   Something for everyone
  for chorus
• It‟s everyone else‟s

Chorus Director & Music Team
Working Together!

•   The Chorus Director is The Man
•   CD must trust and have rapport with team
•   Team must support the CD - be prepared!
•   Music Team develops music program based on
    Chapter Mission Statement - should be planned,
    annual program, constant review
•   Selects repertoire - based on chorus capabilities
•   Presentation plan supports repertoire
•   Major thrust of cooperation is toward weekly
•   Communication is key

Chorus Director and VP Mu&P
• VP of Mu&P is an elected, voting member of
  the chapter board - he is the athletic director
  - the music program administrator - direct
  link between board and music team
• CD is hired or appointed by Board - he is the
  head coach - accountable for music teaching
  and performance of the chorus
• These two are primarily responsible for the
  total chapter music program

    Chorus Director and VP Mu&P
    Working Together!
• Mutual respect is important
• Understand each others responsibilities
• Allow each other to exercise responsibilities
• Maintain constant communication
  concerning the chapter music program
• Focus on today, but work toward tomorrow‟s

Let Each Other Do His Job

• VP of Music and Performance is an
  administrator and an organizer. Provides
  administrative and logistical support to
  music team that allows music team to run
  the music program - carries music team
  message to board and sells it!
• He may have some musical acumen, but
  that‟s not his forte - he should not try to
  run the chapter music program - nor
  should he allow the board to do likewise!

Let Each Other Do His Job
Chorus Director
• The Chorus Director is responsible for all
  aspects of the chapter music program
• Develops music program based on long
  range chapter goals - selects section
• Develops weekly music plan for chapter
  meeting and is responsible for it‟s conduct
• Avoids chapter politics – attends board
  meetings if requested or when he feels it is
  vital to his functioning within the Chapter

•   Introductions
•   Chapter Mission Statement
•   The Music Leadership Team
•   Planning & Budgeting
•   Chapter Meetings
•   Quartet Support and Development
•   Recruiting, Orientation & Retention
•   Chorus Membership Requirements
•   Performances

    Yearly Planning Meeting
•   Hold before Board Planning Mtg - late Fall weekend
•   VP and CD plan agenda
•   Establish / Review / Renew long term goals
•   Review year‟s musical program/progress
    •   Accomplishments? Attain goals, objectives?
    •   What worked well? Not so well?
    •   Music selection OK? Review repertoire
    •   Evaluate Performance Standards
    •   Review Music Team composition and members
• Establish / Confirm yearly goals and measures
• Plan the musical calendar
• Develop proposed yearly music budget

 Planning the Musical Calendar

• Schedule the year: shows, retreats, schools,
  SOP reviews, competitions,
  Singing Valentines
• Plan Recruitment, Orientation, and Retention
• Plan Coaching
• Plan Community Education and Outreach
• Plan Youth and Senior Outreach
• Plan Quartet Activity
• Plan Chapter Meetings

Budget Development

•   Director fees or expenses
•   Music
•   Schools and training
•   Tapes/CDs, books and supplies
•   Coaching fees and expenses
    • District Coach reimbursement
• Retreats
• Uniforms
• Conventions

•   Introductions
•   Chapter Mission Statement
•   The Music Leadership Team
•   Planning & Budgeting
•   Chapter Meetings
•   Quartet Support and Development
•   Recruiting, Orientation & Retention
•   Chorus Membership Requirements
•   Performances

The Chapter Meeting
• The Eight Points to Fun – Plan a variety of
  different activities for each meeting
  • Vocal warm-up - care of instrument
  • “Fun” singing (Barberpole Cat, Harmony
    Classics, etc.)
  • Craft - learn
  • Break - relax
  • Quartet Activity - build confidence
  • Woodshedding / Tags - train the ear
  • Business Meeting - announcements
  • Chorus Rehearsal - follow the leaders

The Chapter Meeting
• Generic Meeting Night Format
  •   8:00    Begin on time - PVP as MC – The Old Songs
  •   8:05    Warm-up
  •   8:15    Chorus rehearsal - new music
  •   9:00    Fun sing, tags, woodshed
  •   9:10    Break
  •   9:20    Business meeting (do you have a weekly bulletin?)
  •   9:30    Chorus rehearsal - current repertoire
  •   10:10   Fun program; quarteting, other activity
  •   10:25   Closing; Keep The Whole World Singing
  •   10:30   Coffee, woodshedding, tags, fellowship, afterglow

The Chapter Meeting
• Other Activities (organized by PVP)
  •   Learn more about the judging categories
  •   Watch Society video tapes
  •   Alumni night
  •   Quartet appreciation night
  •   Take a mystery bus trip (chapter exchange)
  •   Honor past presidents
  •   Hold a “strictly-NOT-barbershop” night
  •   Organize a community/holiday chorus
  •   Lights out and listen
  •   Sponsor appreciation night

The MLT in Chapter Meetings

• Voice placement and auditions - auditions
• Warm-up - good vocal teacher
• Fun singing & woodshedding - tagmeister
• Quarteting
• Every activity should involve craft
• Sectional rehearsals - section leaders
• Chorus rehearsal - repertoire & new music
  under direction of CD (or Ass't)

Teaching Methods

•   How to teach – MLT Manual Chapter 10
•   Director brute force
•   Piano accompaniment
•   Learning tapes/CDs
•   Sectionals
•   Taping for assessment/training
•   Weekly taping with personal recorder
•   Quartet teaching
•   Section Leaders
•   Written lesson plan for team
The MLT Post-Chapter Meeting Review

• Chaired by the VP Mu&P
• Review meeting results - objectives met?
• Review / Revise next week‟s plan from
  Master Plan
• Review audition results
• Other musical issues
• Refine actions during week

•   Introductions
•   Chapter Mission Statement
•   The Music Leadership Team
•   Planning & Budgeting
•   Chapter Meetings
•   Quartet Support and Development
•   Recruiting, Orientation & Retention
•   Chorus Membership Requirements
•   Performances

Why Have a Quartet Program?

• Membership Enjoyment
  • Organized quartets (Registered or otherwise)
  • Informal quartetting, tagging
  • VLQs
• Vocal Improvement (individual and chorus)
• Chapter Growth
• Chapter Financial Health
  • Quartet Performances
  • Singing Valentines
  • Quartets on Chapter Show
• Public Awareness

 Steps to Quarteting
• Select a Quartet Development Chairman (QDC)
• Voice place each member
  • Done as part of chorus qualifications
  • Who sings falsetto?
  • Who sings multiple parts?
• Have members learn different parts
  • More flexibility when quartets are forming
• Develop list of potential quartet members
  • Help form quartets
  • Ensure quartets get chance to sing each week
  • Lack of interest should not deter QDC from putting
    together quartets JUST FOR FUN!

Steps to Quarteting

• Small group workouts
 • The more a man sings in smaller groups, the
   better singer he becomes
 • Increases each man‟s confidence
• VLQ Program
 • Experienced singers with inexperienced
 • Chorus repertoire and special fun music

 Steps to Quarteting

• Barberpole Cat & Harmony Classics
 • Quarteting is universal across the Society
 • Special sessions help teach the songs
 • Many different ways to do and recognize the
• Quarteting during meetings - are you kidding?
 • One quartet and/or VLQ every week
 • New quartet sings a Barberpole Cat or Harmony
 • Experienced quartet sings repertoire or contest

Steps to Quarteting

• Qualifying for Show or Contest
 • Members sing chorus music in Quartet or VLQ
 • Assurance to singer and MLT that singer knows
 • A confidence builder
• Quartet Coaching
 •   Chapter coaches
 •   Local coaches
 •   Chapter quartet coaching weekend
 •   District Music Education Programs

Feature Your Quartets

•   Yearly novice contest
•   Tag singing contests
•   Parade of quartets
•   Singing Valentines
•   Christmas Caroling
•   Birthdays, parties, etc.
•   Chapter Shows
•   Competition

Quartets and the Chorus
• Section Leaders
  • Can make learning tapes/CDs
  • Teach music
• The quartet learning method
  • Let one of your chapter quartets teach a song
  • Coach them ahead of time so chorus learns
  • Keeps quartets involved
  • Gives them sense of leadership
• Training/evaluation by quarteting
  • Careful with this one
  • Everyone sings as part of a quartet

 Quartets and the Chorus
• The Quartet & Chorus Love Affair
 •   Carrying the Chapter flag
 •   Membership in the chapter
 •   Paying your quartets
 •   Mutual support

 Singing Valentines

• Quartet Training – start early
  •   Teach in Chorus setting
  •   Create quartets; mix and match from Chapter
  •   Look and sound good
  •   Sing in front of Chapter or Music Team
• The Presentation
  • A good impression - whether school or business
    we should deliver our message and move along
  • One song is enough!
  • Stay focused - and sing from the heart
  • Be prepared for tears, visitors, and surprises

•   Introductions
•   Chapter Mission Statement
•   The Music Leadership Team
•   Planning & Budgeting
•   Chapter Meetings
•   Quartet Support and Development
•   Recruiting, Orientation & Retention
•   Chorus Membership Requirements
•   Performances

• Relates to Chapter Goals
• How big should a chapter be?
• Who should we pursue? - or, Be careful what you ask
  for because you just might get it!
    • “Is he breathing?”
    • Trainable & trained singers
•   Guest nights
•   Prospective member expectations
•   Chapter expectations
•   Finances
•   Voice Placement / Auditions

Elements of Orientation & Retention

•   Mentor (Buddy) program
•   Routing form
•   Riser placement
•   Society & Chapter history
•   Music & choreography education
•   Celebration of first performance!!!
•   Tracking attendance
•   Lifeblood check - are we giving them what
    they want?

Music Team Working With
the Membership Team
• Establishing guest nights
• Voice placing visitors and guests -
  auditioning prospective members
• Monitor progress of guests and new
• Learning chorus repertoire as part of chapter
  indoctrination process
• Monitor musical progress of new members
  as function of retention

 Music Team Working With
 the Membership Team

• Rookie School
 • All the new guys for defined period
 • Learn chorus repertoire, Barberpole Cats,
   Harmony Classics
 • Get vocal training
 • Develop performance skills
 • Learn about the history of the Society
 • Intro to quarteting

•   Introductions
•   Chapter Mission Statement
•   The Music Leadership Team
•   Planning & Budgeting
•   Chapter Meetings
•   Quartet Support and Development
•   Recruiting, Orientation & Retention
•   Chorus Membership Requirements
•   Performances

Chorus Membership Requirements

• Tied to Mission Statement
• Attendance requirements
• Performance standards:
  •   Established for “Performing Chorus”?
  •   Visual & vocal standards
  •   What constitutes “performance ready”?
  •   Other?
• What‟s the Music Team‟s responsibility in
  improving the chorus‟ capability to sing better?

•   Introductions
•   Chapter Mission Statement
•   The Music Leadership Team
•   Planning & Budgeting
•   Chapter Meetings
•   Quartet Support and Development
•   Recruiting, Orientation & Retention
•   Chorus Membership Requirements
•   Performances

Chorus Performance
Standards and Requirements
• Adequate notification to chapter
• How often to perform?
• Venue requirements; stage, house, foyer,
  dressing, restrooms, disabled, load-in,
  sound, lights, safety, etc
• Type audience
• Length of performance
• Use chorus manager for logistics planning
• Chorus requirements?
• Compensation?

 Chorus Performance
 Activity Levels
• Basic Activity Level           • Intermediate Level
  • Eight Points to Fun            •   Craft Sessions
  • Basic singing skills           •   Sectionals
  • “Fun” singing – Barberpole     •   Outside coaching
    Cats & Harmony Classics        •   Performance standards
  • Develop a repertoire           •   Annual Show
  • Create a package               •   Contest
  • “Just us” shows              • Advanced Level
  • Harmony for Lunch
                                   •   Theatrical performances
  • Performance fundamentals
                                   •   High profile venues
  • Standing Ovation Review
                                   •   Symphonies & arts
                                   •   Musical Excellence

Types of Performances
• Chapter Performances
  •   Annual Show
  •   Chapter Shows; SPEBSQSA, SAI, HI
  •   Christmas Cabaret
  •   Installation Banquet
• Chapter visitations
• Civic/Community:
  •   National Anthem & Patriotic…
  •   Parades (don‟t sing, use tapes & wave a lot)
  •   Street or County fairs; chorus, strolling quartets, booth
  •   Community & Summer Concert series
  •   Police/Fire department annual memorial services
  •   Holiday Chorus

 Types of Performances
• Senior Citizen Communities
  • community centers, trailer parks, Leisure World
• Military Shows
  • Local base open house, WWII reunions, Memorial Day,
    Reserve or Guard functions, associations
• Malls
• Schools and Churches
  • YMIH, Keep America Singing
  • Church socials, choir substitute, combined chorus/choir
• Hospitals
  • At Christmas
  • Children's & Retirement/Convalescent Homes

    Types of Performances
• Fund-raisers
    • Community, schools, churches
    • Public Television - “Keep America Singing”
•   Conventions
•   Corporate/Stockholder Meetings
•   Service Organizations
•   Singing Valentines
•   Mothers Day
• Other:
    • Museums, societies, music festivals, bowl shows, farmers
      market, reunions

Origin of Standing Ovation Program
• The image of the Society is a high priority
• The Society Board requested a means of
  reviewing, evaluating, and recommending
  improvements in chorus and quartet
  performances so as to enhance their quality
• Program conceived and designed by Larry
  Ajer, Bobby Gray, Jr., Lloyd Steinkamp
• SOP is designed to help at all levels of

SOP Guidelines and Procedures
• Contact DVP M&P or SOP Coordinator to request
  Performance Review
• SOP Coordinator assigns local SOP reviewer who
  contacts chapter or quartet to establish date
• Annual Show is the preferred performance or
  • Any public performance
  • A prepared 20-40 minute performance designed to reflect
    your public performance
• District pays Reviewer‟s travel expenses
• Chapter provides Reviewer two comp tickets

SOP Review Criteria
• Music selection including representation of the
  barbershop style
• Correct notes, words, intonation, energy, & musicality
• Positive stance, expression of face & body,
  appearance of enjoyment in performing
• MC performance; well-planned, minimal distraction,
  good taste
• Costumes: fit, appropriate to the group, stage-worthy
• Grooming: stage-worthy, neat and overall appearance
• Venue suitability
• Any other issues deemed relevant to Society by-laws
  of policy

 Selecting Repertoire
• Review regularly and at Yearly Planning Session
• Show and Competition
• Opener, easy beat, ballad, novelty (patriotic,
  spiritual, comedy, solo), closer
• Theme Packages & visual possibilities
• Music suitable to the performer (degree of difficulty)
• Sources:
  • Barbershop Arrangement Catalog and Old Songs Library
    Legal Unpublished Arrangements (Society website)
  • Music Premiere Program / Free „n‟ Easy Program
  • Harmony Classics
  • Show Scripts

SOP - The Results
• Written review shared only with chorus or
• No report to District or Society - District VP
  of Mu&P advised a review was conducted -
• Review provides resources where
  opportunities for improvement can be

Summing Up
•   Chapter Mission Statement
•   The Music Leadership Team
•   Planning & Budgeting
•   Chapter Meetings
•   Quartet Support and Development
•   Recruiting, Orientation & Retention
•   Chorus Membership Requirements
•   Performances

Resources Available
• The Music Leadership Team
    •   Chapter 8 - Quartet Activities
    •   Stock Number 4042
• SPEBSQSA Music Catalog
    •   800-876-SING
    •   www.spebsqsa.org/arrangements
•   An Information Manual for Barbershop Quartets (Stock # 4093)
•   Barbershop Arrangements (Harmony Marketplace)
•   Harmony Classics
•   The Barberpole Cat Program and Songbook (Harmony
    Marketplace - Stock # 6053)
•   Harmony Marketplace Catalog
•   Successful Performance for the Quartet and Chorus
•   Singing Valentines Manual (Stock # 4058)
•   Building a Better Chorus (Lyne Video)


How Did We Get These Scores?
A Primer on the Society Judges
    and the Scoring System


• How‟d we get these scores?
• History of the Society Judging System
• The Current Category System
• Definition of Current Categories
• Scoring Contests and Evaluating
• Scoring in the Current Category System
• The Judges; qualifications, selection,
  training, and consistency

How’d We Get These Scores?

• Are your chapter members sometimes
  angry and confused over chorus scores?
• Do they understand the different categories
  and how each is adjudicated?
• Do they understand shared elements and
  how they effect overall scores?
• This seminar is designed to help you help
  them and your overall music program.

History of the Judging System

•   Celebrity Panels in „30‟s
•   Categories introduced in the „40‟s
•   Judge training introduced
•   Categories in the „50‟s (100 points/song):
    •   Harmony Accuracy
    •   Balance and Blend
    •   Voice Expression
    •   Stage Presence - DQ for all songs
    •   Arrangement - DQ for some songs

History of the Judging System

• Categories refined in 1971 - still five
  • Interpretation replaced Voice Expression
  • Arrangement reduced to zero-centered scoring; +
    or - 20 points, with DQ power
• Categories reduced to four in 1975
  •   HA and B&B combined to Sound
  •   Sound & Interpretation remain at 100 pts/song
  •   Arrangement remains zero-centered
  •   SP 200 points for entire 2-song performance

History of the Judging System

• 1984 - Sound increased to 150 pts/song
• 1993 - Categories reduced to three plus
  Common Ground:
  •   Music - 100 points per song
  •   Singing - 100 points per song
  •   Presentation - 100 points per song
  •   Common Ground - not specifically scored;
      elements common to a good performance
• 2001 - de-emphasize Common Ground

The Current Category System

• Reasons for the change
 • A tendency toward cloning of quartet performance
 • Surveys revealed audience and contestant apathy
 • Future II Committee developed recommendations
   for C&J

Definition of Current Categories
Shared Elements (Common Ground)

• Elements that affect the quality level of each
  •   Was it sung in the barbershop style?
  •   Was it sung in tune?
  •   Was it sung in good quality?
  •   Was the song suitable to the performer?
  •   Was the song performed “from the heart?”
• Shared elements are intrinsic to all
  performances, not specific categories
• Not “scored” specifically

Definition of Current Categories
Music Category

• Adjudicates the song and arrangement
• Attention to the musical elements: melody,
  lyrics, harmony; range and tessitura; tempo,
  rhythm, and meter; construction and form;
  and embellishments
• Hallmarks of barbershop style?
• Artistic sensitivity to the music‟s theme?

 Definition of Current Categories
 Presentation Category

• Do the events of performance create a Mood
  and Impact - is it Entertaining?
• Does the emotional effect produced match the
  visual and vocal interpretation?
• Effect of Presentation elements: entertainment,
  performing style, creativity, believability, and
• Song type/theme opportunities: lyric, melodic,
  rhythmic, harmonic, medleys, comedy

 Definition of Current Categories
 Singing Category

• Quality of pleasing, in-tune, free and
  resonant ensemble singing
• Degree of artistic singing in bbs style
• Elements of quality barbershop singing:
  intonation, vocal quality, unity, expansion
  (lock and ring), and artistry

Scoring Contests & Evaluating Competitors

• Experiencing the performance through the
  category window
• Gross score - first 20-30% of performance
• Refining score as performance unfolds
• Establishing final score based on entire
• Consideration of penalty/forfeiture
• Compiling notes for post performance

Scoring in the Current System
Scoring Level Definitions

• “A” level (81-100)
  • Performances exhibit qualities of abundant
  • Adjectives are all superlative
  • Artistry, subtlety, finesse, star quality are present
  • Few, if any, noticeable flaws.

 Scoring in the Current System
 Scoring Level Definitions

• “B” Level (61-80)
  • Performances span the quality range from “good”
    to “very good”
  • Performers are in command; audiences are
  • At mid-range; everything in the performance
    basically works
  • Some flaws, but no severe distractions

 Scoring in the Current System
 Scoring Level Definitions

• “C” Level (41-60)
  • Performances span the quality range from “fair” to
    “mildly interesting”
  • Basic competence is exhibited; audiences will
    tolerate easily
  • At mid-range; basic competence for public
    performance is demonstrated
  • Several discernible flaws, particularly at the lower
    scoring range

 Scoring in the Current System
 Scoring Level Definitions

• “D” Level (1-40)
  • Performances are basically rated “poor” down to
    “no value”
  • Little or no competence is demonstrated;
    audiences are very uncomfortable
  • Basics of Shared Elements constitute the chief
    evaluation criteria

Scoring in the Current System
Music Category

• Factors that contribute to the score;
  consonance, theme, embellishment,
  delivery, and execution
• Performance elements: melody; lyrics;
  harmony; range and tessitura; tempo,
  rhythm, and meter; construction and form,

Scoring in the Current System
Presentation Category

• Factors that contribute to the score:
  entertainment value, audience rapport,
  artistry/expressiveness, and unity
• Performance elements that are noted:
  themes, visual elements, vocal elements,
  comedic elements (if applicable)

Scoring in the Current System
Singing Category

• Factors that contribute to the score;
  intonation, vocal quality, unity, expansion
  (lock and ring), and artistry
• Performance elements that are noted; in
  tune singing, vocal quality, unity,
  expansion, and artistry

The Judges Qualifications

• Good understanding of the barbershop style
• Good ear for accurate singing
• Experience/talent for specific category:
 • Singing - evaluate elements of vocal production
 • Music - sound background in arranging
 • Performance - expertise in what makes a good
   visual performance

The Judges
Selection, Training, & Certification

• Apply via DVP of C&J
• Referred to specialist of desired category
• Begins testing phase (written tests of the
  C&J Handbook, video evaluations, etc).
• If passes testing phase, becomes Applicant
• Attend Applicant School the week before
  Harmony College
• If passes school becomes Candidate

 The Judges Selection, Training, &
 Certification (cont’d)

• Candidate judge begins practice judging at
  live contests
• If practice scoring is acceptable, invited to
  C&J Category School.
• C&J Category School is held week before
  Harmony College, every three years.
• If Candidate passes this week-long school, is
  Certified as judge in chosen category.

The Judges Consistency in Scoring

• Score practice tapes throughout the year
• Evaluated after every contest they judge
• Intensive schooling

The Judges Decertification

• Retirement (plaque, certificate)
• Resignation (for whatever reason)
  •   Process of notification
  •   Offer of further training
  •   Administrative leave while training
  •   Vote by C&J Committee

Summing Up

• History
• Definition of Categories
• Scoring the contest and evaluating the
• Scoring Levels
• Scoring of the Categories
• The Judges
• I sure do like these scores!


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