Chorus Directors!

The next NED
"Outstanding In Front"
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See New CDD Video below!


If you have any questions and/or need other resources, please contact:
Eric Ruthenberg at ecruthy@gmail.com 
District VP of Chorus Director Development

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Click HERE to post your information on the BHS site.

Barbershop Harmony Society
Director Resources:

Want to become a director? (Click here)

Learn more about the basics of directing, how to get started, and what resources are available for you in your quest to stand in front of a chorus. 

Are you already a director? (Click here)

The Barbershop Harmony Society maintains several programs designed specifically for your needs to enhance your skills as director, leader, motivator, and musician. 

Are you looking FOR a director?
Or looking to BE a director? (Click here)

Learn about the director search process, where to post announcements about your director search, and access a database of names of those qualified directors who dont have a chorus to direct at the moment.


Directly Involved - Director's Resources

Director Resources (Yahoo Group)

Directly Involved brings front line directors, assistant directors, and wannabe directors ideas to help improve your directing and boost your chapter's musical performance. Topics include: highlights from our Directors Listserv (Yahoo! discussion group), important announcements, interest stories, helpful hints from other directors, different approaches to your weekly job as chorus director, interviews with gold medal chorus directors, and much more.


Chorus Director Development

Webinar Videos by Eric & friends...


CDD Webinar - November 12, 2017

Guest speaker, Donny Rose, Director of Harmony University, BHS.

CDD Webinar - May 15, 2017


CDD Webinar August 28. 2016

CDD Webinar - September 25. 2016

A talk with Barbershop Performance Category Judge Gary Plaag about the new Performance Category, and how it affects us as chorus directors. >>> Watch the presentation at Harmony U: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGIVm4a1A5g >>> Read Acting Songs: https://www.amazon.com/Acting-Songs-David-Brunetti/dp/1419651986 >>>  www.actingsongs.com  >>> Read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown: https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592408419/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474849605&sr=1-1&keywords=daring+greatly+brene+brown


Special guests - Larry and Debbie Dodge, CDWI Instructors Philippe Macnab Seguin, Steve Wheaton, South Shore, QC Directors Links: Benjamin Zander "Shining Eyes" video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS-YYhoyBMo More details on the CDWI program http://www.barbershop.org/cdwi/ Want to get involved? Email Eric at the address in the video! Enjoy!

Bill Stauffer, guest speaker, talks about his work with Voices of Gotham, and setting an example for being "physically, vocally, and emotionally engaged." Bill will be teaching during the NED Leadership Academy in January. http://www.nedistrict.org/leadershipacademy



Guest Speaker: Andrew Wheaton - Louisville Thoroughbreds, Forefront

Joe Cerutti, guest speaker.  http://www.barbershop.org/grants

Rob Mance, Director, Central Standard.  Recommended reading:  Your Voice at Its Best: Enhancement of the Healthy Voice, Help for the Troubled Voice   https://www.amazon.com/dp/1577667050/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_WbM1vbEX5JGTY


Debra Lynn, guest speaker debra@debralynnmusic.com Twitter: @belcantocoach

Adam Scott, Barbershop Harmony Society


Our guest speaker this month is Larry Bean Dodge of the Barbershop Harmony Society's Chorus Director Development Committee. Links referenced in this month's discussion: http://choralcharisma.com/ http://barbershop.org/education/educator-resources/educators-guide-to-barbershop.html

The first in a series of monthly web discussions for barbershop chorus directors, their assistants, their section leaders, and anyone else who is interested! Some of the links I shared:

http://barbershop.org/education/director-education/direct-home.html

http://harmonyuniversity.org/index.php/directors-college

http://harmonyuniversity.org/index.php/scholarships

Vocal Yoga: http://amzn.com/0982615094

Evoking Sound: http://amzn.com/1579993893