New (Dec. 2017)  CDD Video below!

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

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.

Chorus Director Development

Webinar Videos by Eric & friends...

CDD Video/Recording - Dec 2, 2017

Dr. Chris Peterson @ NED Leadership Academy - Hyannis, MA

Warm-ups with Dr. Chris Peterson

CDD Webinar - November 12, 2017

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

CDD Webinar - May 15, 2017

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: >>> Read Acting Songs: >>>  >>> Read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown:

CDD Webinar August 28. 2016

Special guests - Larry and Debbie Dodge, CDWI Instructors Philippe Macnab Seguin, Steve Wheaton, South Shore, QC Directors Links: Benjamin Zander "Shining Eyes" video More details on the CDWI program 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.

Guest Speaker: Andrew Wheaton - Louisville Thoroughbreds, Forefront

Joe Cerutti, guest speaker.

Rob Mance, Director, Central Standard.  Recommended reading:  Your Voice at Its Best: Enhancement of the Healthy Voice, Help for the Troubled Voice

Debra Lynn, guest speaker 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:

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:

Vocal Yoga:

Evoking Sound: