Competitor Information for the NED SPRING 2018 Contest Season


1. EASTERN REGIONAL (Patriot and Granite & Pine Divisions)

Eastern Regional Contest Judges

Music:
Steve Jamison – MAD
David Wright – CSD
Cay Outerbridge – NED – Guest - chorus

Performance:
Larry Reinhart – NSC
Dusty Schleier – DIX

Singing:
Alan Gordon – FWD
Brandon Guyton – DIX

Contest Administrators:
CA:      Bill Vermue – ONT
ACA:    Mike Thompson – SWD
ACA:    Linda Muise – NED – Guest

Location: Nashua South High School, Nashua, NH
Date:       April 20-21, 2018

Contests:

  • International Quartet Prelims
    Patriot Division chorus contests
    Granite/Pine Division chorus contests
    Patriot Division quartet contests
    Granite/Pine Division quartet contests

Contestant entry will OPEN on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

Contestant entry will CLOSE on Tuesday, March 20 - at midnight

Note: NED Quartet & Chorus contacts will receive an automated
invitation to enter your contest through Barberscore.com.


2. WESTERN REGIONAL (Mountain and Yankee Divisions)

Western Regional Contest Judges

Music:
Adam Scott – RMD           
Jan-Ake Westin – ONT            
Cay Outerbridge – NED – Guest

Performance:
Steve Janes – SUN                     
Gary Wulf – JAD
Patrick Brown – ONT – Guest

Singing:
Harry Haflett – JAD             
Rob Mance – CSD             
Ryan Wisniewski – FWD – Guest

Contest Administrators:
CA:  Don Stothard – SLD
ACA:  John Santora – MAD

Location: Lake George High School, Lake George, NY
Date:       May 4-5, 2018

Contests:

  • Mountain Division chorus contests
    Yankee Division chorus contests
    Mountain Division quartet contests
    Yankee Division quartet contests
    District Mixed Harmony Quartet contest
    District Youth Quartet contest

Contestant entry will OPEN on _____ .

Contestant entry will CLOSE on ________ - at midnight

Note: NED Quartet & Chorus contacts will receive an automated
invitation to enter your contest through Barberscore.com.


3. SUNRISE DIVISION CONTEST

Sunrise Division Contest Judges

Music:
Norman Schwarzkopf – ILL

Performance:
John Mallett – ONT

Singing:
Brett Littlefield – FWD

Contest Administrator:
Alan Lamson - NED

Location: Horton High School, Wolfeville, NS
Date:       May 12, 2018

Contests:

  • Sunrise Division chorus contests
    Sunrise Division quartet contests

Contestant entry will OPEN on _____ .

Contestant entry will CLOSE on ________ - at midnight

Note: NED Quartet & Chorus contacts will receive an automated
invitation to enter your contest through Barberscore.com.


About Contest Judging Categories

Music -  Judges in this category adjudicate the musical elements in the performance: melody, harmony, range, and tessitura; tempo and rhythm and meter; construction and form; and embellishments. They judge the extent to which the musical performance displays the hallmarks of the barbershop style, and the degree to which the musical performance demonstrates an artistic sensitivity to the music’s primary theme.

Performance - (formerly the "Presentation" category) - The new-in-2016 Performance Judge evaluates entertainment within the Barbershop style. Vocal and visual elements, in the context of the song choice/s, are evaluated for their contribution to the overall entertainment effect of the performance.

Singing  -  Judges in this category evaluate the degree to which the performer achieves artistic singing in the barbershop style: the production of vibrant, rich, resonant, technically accurate, and highly skilled sound, created both by the individual singer’s use of good vocal techniques, and by the ensemble’s process of tuning, balancing, unity of sound, and precision. They listen for a sense of precise intonation, a feeling of fullness or expansion of sound, a perception of a high degree of vocal skill, a high level of unity and consistency throughout the performance, and a freedom from apparent effort that allows the full communication of the lyric and song.

Each judge may award up to 100 points per song.


PLEASE READ FURTHER FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND QUALIFICATIONS!


NED Contestant Information - updated 2/01/2018

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New! Contest Performance VIDEO-AUDIO-PHOTO

ORDER the value --Total Media Package-- today!  Five cool features!
   New for Spring 2018 - similar to Fall-2017 - Highly successful!

1. VIDEO:

  • High Def Digital Video Professional recording. Single camera.
  • DIGITAL DOWNLOAD (DD) delivery of the contest set via Dropbox link.
  • Video DD files available within days after the contest weekend!
  • Computer (or equiv. device) and Internet connection required for delivery.
  • No DVDs will be produced.
  • EVERY competitor group (quartet/chorus) WILL BE recorded.
  • Audio Quality Assured.  XLR feed from Audio Engineer. GREAT VIDEO!

2. AUDIO:

  • Repeat: Audio Quality Assured.  XLR feed from Audio Engineer.
  • Audio-only BONUS recording supplied separately.
  • Available post-sessions via EMAILED MP3 file or link.  Email address needed!
  • Audio Quality Assured.  XLR feed from Audio Engineer.  I said that already. Very important!

 3. PHOTO - FORMALS:

  • Post-performance, while still on-stage, POSED Photos - 2-3 to pose/choose.  Be prepared! Instructions will be provided.
  • All shots supplied later via download with video.
  • Full-size digital versions - from dual video camera captures - do whatever you want with them!

4. PHOTO - Performance:

  • Performance stills from video camera separately captured.  ( Steve will also have his set of pictures. )

5.  DIRECTOR'S CAM:  Yes! A Directors'-Cam recording will be available to chorus directors - no extra charge!

Order in advance, on-site, or post-event.  The sooner, the better!  Easier for all!  100% participation needed and anticipated. This is what makes it work.

Package Amount: $35 per competitor, quartet or chorus, all performances; no other fees. Inclusive of all described!

  • NOTE: This is for competitor GROUPS only. NOT for the public.
  • COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL restricts distribution. NOT for private YouTube or Facebook (etc.) publication/posting.

ORDERING - IMPORTANT!

You Must Pre-Pay!  NO ORDERS or payments at the Contest!  ONE "CONTACT PERSON" per group orders this MEDIA PACKAGE at the NED Eventbrite Registration Site.  You may do so at YOUR registration checkout --- or do so separately.

These services provided by "imported" Mike Kelly of the Mid-Atlantic District!
Any questions?  Fire away. Contact: Steve Salamin - Marketing

----------------- Mike Kelly, M-AD Videographer -----------------
BHS Harmony University & BHS Harmony Foundation Videographer


PLATEAU and SMALL CHORUS QUALIFICATION - Spring 2017

(based on 12/31/16 membership totals)

Coming soon.


"MOST IMPROVED" QUALIFICATION

Spring 2017

CHORUS and QUARTET
 

Coming Soon.


Determination of Division Novice Quartet Status @ Spring 2018

A quartet must meet all seven of the following requirements: (NED Operating Code, Paragraph 9.4.3):

  1. Have at least two quartet members who have never competed in a District Quartet Contest, and
     
  2. Have at least two quartet members who have never competed in a Society Preliminary Contest, and
     
  3. Have at least two quartet members who have never won any quartet contest at the division level (quartet champion, novice quartet champion, seniors quartet champion), and
     
  4. Have no more than one quartet member who has won any District quartet championship, and
     
  5. Have no more than one quartet member who has qualified for the Society's International Quartet competition, and
     
  6. Have no more than two quartet members who have completed at a higher-level contest (district or International), and
     
  7. Have no quartet members who have won Society Quartet Contest medals.

Rules for the NED MIXED HARMONY QUARTET CONTEST — Spring 2018

(This will only be held at the Western Regional Convention on MAY 4-5, 2018)

  1. All members of a Mixed Harmony Quartet must be members of The Barbershop Harmony Society, Harmony, Inc., Sweet Adelines, Inc., or be an Associate of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

  2. The Quartet and members of the Quartet must be members of the Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association.  See this link:

    http://www.mixedbarbershop.org/ 

  3. Learn two (2) songs.
     
  4. Enter your quartet on line at Contest Manager.

    https://ebiz.barbershop.org/ebusiness/CJ20/ManageContestEntry.aspx

    For assistance email Brian O’Leary at shorttenor@gmail.com
     
  5. Come to the Eastern Regional Convention and Rock The House!
     
  6. All of the normal rules of quartet competition will apply to this contest.
THIS IS A CONTEST FOR TRYING TO EARN A QUALIFYING SCORE TO BE INVITED TO ATTEND AND COMPETE IN THE INTERNATIONAL MIXED QUARTET CONTEST SPONSORED BY BING! IN GERMANY IN APRIL 2018.

Rules for the NED YOUTH QUARTET CONTEST — Spring 2018

(This will only be held at the Western Regional Convention on MAY 4-5, 2018)

  1. Form your foursome (4 guys), maximum age of 25 as of May 4, 2018.

  2. Learn two (2) songs. See this link for list of suggested songs:

    http://www.barbershop.org/competitions/youth-barbershop-quartet-competition/suggested-song-list/ 

  3. Enter your quartet on line at Contest Manager.

    https://ebiz.barbershop.org/ebusiness/CJ20/ContestEntryPreviousEntries.aspx

    For assistance, email Brian O’Leary at shorttenor@gmail.com

  4. Come to the Eastern Regional Convention and Rock The House!

  5. All of the normal rules of quartet competition will apply to this contest.

THIS IS NOT A CONTEST FOR QUALIFYING FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH QUARTET CONTEST IN ORLANDO IN JULY 2018.