Barbershop Harmony Society - Strategic Vision

Type of post: Chorus news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: John Thomson
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017
A Message from Marty. (BHS, but don't join BHS, join an Australian Barbershop Chorus affiliated with Barbershop Harmony Australia.)
When I was hired as CEO five years ago, it was with the understanding that two major projects lay ahead. First, we needed to put the business of the Society on a firm footing. Working with our staff and Society Board, we have stabilized our financial situation, expanded our barbershop education and leadership support through Harmony University, multiplied the number of music educators and young people impacted by our outreach efforts, and broadened the reach of our music around the world.

All that work gave our Society breathing space and permission to embark on the second major mission: looking out the window, beyond the barbershop world as it is today, to where it can go in the next few decades. 

Today, after more than eighteen months of research, deep thinking, and surveying more than 6,000 Barbershoppers and fellow stakeholders, the Society Board of Directors and staff are ready to unveil the new Strategic Vision for the Barbershop Harmony Society. 

Because you are part of our Barbershop Family, please take the time to watch the Strategic Vision video and share it with others. You can access the video and additional information at

Every Barbershopper, every fellow traveller, every person whose life is touched by the power of singing together, is part of this journey. We can’t wait to get started!
Yours in Harmony,