Alex completed a Bachelor of Music (Composition)
at the University of Western Australia in 2009. Since then he has been active working with orchestras, arts companies and festivals currently holding the position of General Manager with the Stonnington Symphony. Alex is in demand around the world as a vocal coach working with ensembles, teaching classes and running workshops with regular appearances as faculty at the BHS Harmony University.

Alex is the former Music Director of Vocal Evolution, leading them to three Barbershop Harmony Australia (BHA) gold medals. Since moving to Melbourne, Alex has taken on the role of Music Director with Geelong Harmony Chorus (Sweet Adelines Australia) as well as Music Director and Co-Producer of Shania Choir and shOUT Youth Chorus.

Alex currently holds the positions of Chairman of the Australasian Guild of Barbershop Judges, BHA Vice President Contest & Judging and is a member of the Sweet Adelines Australia Regional Education Faculty as well as the BHA Education Faculty. In 2013, Alex became the first non-North American certified Barbershop Harmony Society Music Judge. A sought after arranger, Alex is regularly commissioned to write new works and arrangements and sells his music to ensembles around the world. 

Alex (Morris)

Alexander (Koller)

Alexander Koller is a Coaching Candidate in the new Coaching Certification Program of BinG!

Alexander found his way to the barbershop twelve years ago at the Big Apple Chorus in New York.

He was baritone of the quartets Urban Legend and Connection and organizer of the European Harmony Brigade.

Almut (Schmitz)

Almut has been a member of BinG! for over 10 years, singing bass with Miss Harmony and iwith her quartet Auszeit. She also sings bass with No Borders Show Chorus (Sweet Adelines), bari with the British mixed chorus Endeavour and in various Harmony Brigades (European, UK, Mixed Brigade of New England/US).

After the copyright rules in the USA have changed and outside the USA licenses for Barbershop arrangements had to be regulated separately, Almut has supported BinG! in this question. Through internal instructions for BinG! and the copyright research for the European Harmony Brigade and No Borders Show Chorus as well as for Miss Harmony, Almut has worked her way into the subject so far that it is no longer so complicated.

Anthony (Colosimo)

Anthony has been a member of the BHS since 1991. He has competed in quartets since the age of 12 with many of them being notable competitors in regional, national, and international competitions. Anthony is the baritone singer of Better Together (2018 MAD Mixed quartet champions) and First Take. He is best known for his role as the lead singer in Da Capo (2016 BHS international finalists), as the associate director of the Alexandria Harmonizers, and for being a certified singing judge.

He is an active coach and clinician for youth and adults in BHS events. Anthony is a professional singer in the Washington D.C. area. He has performed at the White House, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, on TNT, and under many notable choral batons. In 2005, Anthony sang on stage with Andrea Bocelli as the recipient of the NIAF Andrea Bocelli scholarship for music at Christopher Newport University where he received degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Music Education. Anthony taught choral and general music in public schools for a decade.

Presently, he is a freelance voice teacher and coach in addition to cantor and chorister at St. Stephen-Martyr Church in Washington D.C.

Brent (Graham)

Brent Graham is one of the most respected arrangers and coaches in Barbershop. He has arranged over 200 songs in the style, and those arrangements have been sung by a wide variety of vocal ensembles including Gold medal quartets and choruses. He has coached men’s and women’s ensembles all across North America, Sweden and Germany, and served on faculty at the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) Harmony University for 6 years.

Brent is currently the Artistic Director of the award winning A Cappella Syndicate men’s ensemble in Phoenix, AZ and is a certified Master Director in the Sweet Adelines International (SAI) organization. He is a 4-time BHS District champion baritone singer, has served as a BHS contest judge for over 20 years, and is currently a member of the Board of Review in the Music Category.

Brent is a 41-year member of BHS and a 5-year Associate Member of Harmony Incorporate (HI). He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and later earned a JD in Law.

David (McEachern)

David has been involved in Barbershop music for a few decades.  He is a performer, Performance Judge and coach/teacher.

He sings with the Toronto Northern Lights chorus and is involved in creating and coaching their contest performance packages as well as coaching many other choruses and quartets around the world.  He speaks one language fluently… sort of.

David’s original musical background is in folk and bluegrass music where he played 5-string banjo many moons ago.
He also spends a great deal of time performing in theatrical productions and comedy shows in Toronto, Canada, his most recent role as Lurch in The Addams Family.

Don (Campbell)

Dr. Don Campbell is a Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. As a choral clinician, Don has traveled to fourteen states, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and Australia to conduct choirs and festival choruses and present choral clinics. He currently conducts the Chorale of the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium—a group of eighty singers with professional orchestra. 

As a barbershopper since 1979, Don is now in his twenty-first year on the faculty of Harmony University and currently serves as the Dean of the Directors College. At HU, he has taught Conducting Techniques, Vocal Techniques, Vocal Pedagogy, Warm-up Techniques, Choral Methods, Music Theory, How to Teach What You Know, and Music Educators Track. He has directed three barbershop choruses: The Hanford Kingsmen Chorus (FWD Small Chorus Champions), the Mighty Oak Chorus (Founding Director), and the Palmetto Statesmen Chorus.

Don’s feelings about barbershop: “Throughout my career, I have performed music of all genres—from the classical styles of Medieval through 21st century as well as pop, spirituals, gospel, world music, and jazz. But it is barbershop that puts the heart in all I do.”

Eileen (Wagner)

Eileen is from Berlin and has been singing barbershop since high school.

She coaches bigger and smaller ensembles on music, and arranges her own barbershop pieces.

When she’s not swooning over barbershop, she helps computers and humans interact with one another. 

Felix (Lublasser)

Felix discovered barbershop in 2008, and hasn't been able to escape since. If anything, it's actually gotten worse. First, it was only singing. Nowadays, he also dabbles in conducting, arranging and coaching.

He is a long standing member of the Erster Kölner Barbershop Chor (EKBC) and has sung in several successful men's and mixed quartets, partly also in the Dutch barbershop association.

When he's not singing, he lives with his wife and daughter in Aachen, Germany, right by the border tripoint of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Hélène (Moëlo)

Hélène is a freelance artist and music teacher. 

She comes from France and has been living in Germany for a long time. Here she also got to know Barbershop. 
Meanwhile, she sings in her 4th quartet. Identity Crisis took part in SABS and #Hashtag sang at BMF 2018! 

In her activity as a clinician she makes many choirs fit for festivals. She also teaches singing at choir and music weeks in Germany and Europe".

Jan (Carley)

Known as the Inner Coach of Barbershop, Jan Carley has positively transformed the singing experiences of thousands of barbershoppers worldwide since 2007 with her “Inner Mastery Coaching Programs.”  Jan is an internationally credentialed professional executive coach, and author of the critically acclaimed books: The Overtone Effect and Harmony from the Inside Out.  

Jan uses her signature forward-moving “Generative Approach” to inspire directors, choruses, leadership teams, regional faculty, quartets and individuals to open up powerful possibilities, maximize strengths, shift limiting mental barriers, and catalyze significant and immediate positive change.  By adding a focus on the critical “inner mastery” skills while they continue to grow technical and performance skills, Jan creates lasting shifts of increased joy, possibility and inspired excellence in individuals and groups both on and off stage. 

She is an avid barbershopper herself, singing lead with both the International Silver Medalist Lions Gate Chorus since 1994, and Fandango Quartet (2014 Open Division Audience Choice Winners).  Jan lives in Vancouver, BC and is available for chorus, quartet and individual coaching, Regional Educational events and Retreats worldwide. 

Jennifer (Kammermeier)

Jennifer was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.

She studied music pedagogy and worked as a school choir director for twelve years. Her choirs have received consistently high ratings in competitions and have even had a workshop with Grammy winner Eric Whitacre.

She currently works as musical director for the Munich Show Chorus (MSC), which gives her great pleasure.

Joe (Cerutti)

Since 2007, Joe Cerutti has been the Artistic Director of the Alexandria Harmonizers (founded in 1948). He is a certified music judge in the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) and one of only three people to earn the title of “Master Director” in both Sweet Adelines International and the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Cerutti has led multiple performances at the White House, the Supreme Court, Carnegie Hall, and in major cities across North America and abroad, including tours in Australia, China, France, Germany, Holland, New Zealand and the UK.

During his tenure with the Harmonizers, he has prepared them for numerous international contest cycles and an average of 20 performances a year, founded their annual Youth Harmony Festival, overseen their successful outreach programs, and conducted the choral preparations for two world premieres with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Cerutti has served as judge, faculty, and clinician for several choral festivals and conductor roundtables around the world and is currently on staff at the Barbershop Harmony Society as the Director of Outreach.

Cerutti is a lifetime member of the BHS and holds a Mus.B. in Music Education and Jazz Commercial Music from Five Towns College and a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Boston University.

Katie (Taylor)

Katie Taylor is a 1997 graduate of Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, with her degree in Music Education. She is in her 23rd year of teaching at Alexandria Central School in upstate NY, where she teaches K-12 general music, choral music, theatre, & music theory. Katie has directed 22 musicals since her start at ACS - most recently, Les Misérables, Little Mermaid and Mamma Mia! In addition to teaching full time, Katie also has 20 voice students in her private voice studio. 

Katie is a 32 year member of Harmony, Inc., joining at the age of 12, and is the frontline director of the ladies chorus, Northern Blend, the 2010 & 2017 HI International Chorus Champions! She has also won 3 International gold medals with her quartets; For Heaven's Sake (1996- as bass), U4X (2008 - as tenor), and LiveWire, (2015 - as lead.) 

Katie served as a youth outreach coordinator for Harmony, Inc. for 12 years, and has acted as clinician for dozens of camps over the last 20 years. She coaches women’s and men’s quartets & choruses, and has a learning tracks business (Taylor Trax), as well. She has also been honored to have served on faculty at Harmony University for 3 years. 

Katie is happily married to her husband of 23 years, Rick, and they have two sons; Gavin (20) and Zach (19). She is very grateful for the love and support of her family! 

Kim (Newcomb)

Kim Newcomb graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music Education. She has several years of teaching experience in both the classroom setting and in private vocal instruction. Kim has been singing barbershop for 10 years and has experience competing in both quartets and choruses at the international level.

She currently sings in a mixed quartet - Half and Half, a female quartet - The Ladies, and directs a Sweet Adelines Chorus - Capital City Chorus.

Kim serves as a Young Women In Harmony Program Coordinator for Sweet Adelines International, is a busy learning track maker, private voice lesson instructor, and coach of the NewVoice Studio. 

Michael (Kelly)

Michael is a respected performance coach from Seattle, Washington and has been judging Barbershop Performance since 2012.  In 2007, he helped found and lead the first BHS youth chorus, Northwest Vocal Project, which won the Youth Chorus International Competition in 2009 and 2011, and finished 6th place at BHS International in 2012. He also sings with his 3 biological brothers in the 2018 Evergreen District winning quartet: Momma's Boys.

Michael studied acting and performance at Brigham Young University and has toured with the Seattle Opera. He performs and coaches in local theater and is a lifetime student of the theatrical expression. He believes there is no one way to create a truly meaningful performance, but that we are all on a journey to learn how to communicate with each other in meaningful ways.

Mo (Field)

Mo Field, Musician, Educator, Coach, Director.

Mo is a lifelong musician, a cappella enthusiast, barbershop nerd, multi instrumentalist and musical clinician. Helping people awaken their own inner musician, the freedom and joy that come from this, and uncovering deeper levels of expertise, are her main passions.

As an internationally acclaimed musical director, arranger, educator and performer, both inside and outside of the a cappella world, Mo uses a wealth of experience and knowledge in her pursuit of connecting with musicians at all levels. Mo is the former director of Stockholm City Voices, and relocated in 2017 to her native Canada, where she lives with her partner Amelia and their two cats, Rocco and Bean.

Nina (Ruckhaber)

Nina Ruckhaber studied music and mathematics, now works full-time in the event management of the company Reservix and is in charge of the Humboldtsaal Freiburg. She has been singing in the Jazzchor Freiburg under the direction of Bertrand Gröger since 2010 and worked there as a sideline choral manager for seven years.

In 2018, she was appointed to the German Music Council's Advisory Board for Choirs and to the Federal Media Committee.

Nina Ruckhaber is co-founder of the vocal festival "Black Forest Voices" and runs the vocal blog "Ninas VoxBox". 

www.ninasvoxbox.de

Robert (Mance)

Robert Mance is excited to be starting his ninth year as musical director of Central Standard, recently earning 2nd and 3rd place international medals.  Robert is also the founding director of Vocal Standard, a new women's a cappella ensemble.

Robert completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in choral conducting at the University of Kansas, where has conducted the Oread Consort, Men's Glee, and  University Singers.  He serves as Director of Music at Shawnee Presbyterian Church where he also maintains a private voice studio.  He spends the rest of his week as a full time barbershop coach.

Before starting his studies at KU, Robert recently served as interim Director of Choral Activities and Voice Area Director at William Jewell College. Robert has also sung professionally with such groups as the Kansas City Chorale and the Westminster Symphonic Choir and Westminster Choir.

Robert is an active clinician for high school vocal ensembles, maintains a recording studio, and serves as a Barbershop Harmony Society judge in the singing category, and formerly in the music category.

Robert completed his undergraduate studies at McGill University in voice performance, and completed his graduate studies at Westminster Choir College in choral conducting and voice pedagogy.

Silke (Rusch)

Silke is an experienced bass singer (A-Cappella Ladies, Konfetti Quartet). She is also a self-employed psychologist and an active speaker, facilitator, coach and counsellor. One of her favorite topics is learning styles.

This year she will offer a German class at the HC reflecting on the various learning styles singers have and how they can use these positively when learning new songs or choreos. The class will use a questionnaire Silke adapted for Barbershop singers and will encourage the attendees to actively reflect their learning styles and come up with an individual learning strategy.

Stefanie (Schmidt)

Stefanie has been singing Barbershop for 10 years, currently as a baritone in the international women's quartet "Identity Crisis".  

She is a Coaching Candidate in the BinG! Coaching Certification Program and director of the barbershop chorus A-Cappella Ladies.

Stefanie's focus as a coach is in the area of performance and music. She brings experience from theatre and jazz dance to the barbershop. It is particularly important to her to help ensembles to let their own individuality and authenticity shine through in every performance."

Stuart (Sides)

Stuart is a singing teacher and a voice & performance coach. He is a successful chorus director and quartet singer, with numerous national and international medals and championships. He is also a regular faculty member at Harmony Colleges in Europe. 

Stuart studied music in school and plays trumpet, tenor (Eb) horn and piano. He started in barbershop in 1977 but has since then also sung in mixed voice a cappella groups and classical choirs. Most notably, Stuart has sung in four UK National Champion barbershop quartets in 1993, 1994, 2004 & 2005 (bass, baritone, lead and baritone) and since moving to Holland has sung in 3 Dutch Champion Quartets in 2008 and 2011 (baritone) and 2015 (tenor). This last quartet puts Stuart in a very small group of people who have won quartet gold medals in all four parts! He currently sings lead in Angels & Demons (mixed quartet) and bass in Foreign Affair (men’s quartet).

Stuart started directing in 1984 (at 15 years old) with a barbershop chorus and currently directs No Borders Show Chorus (SAI Chorus), Momentum (HH Men’s Chorus), Chain Reaction (mixed a cappella), Desire (Gospel Choir) & Heart & Soul (pop choir).

He lives in Hellevoetsluis (NL) with his wife, Natascha.
 

Theo (Hicks)

Theo Hicks is a music educator, arranger, and composer from Indiana who has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 2003.   He currently serves as the musical director for Circle City Sound in Indianapolis and is the lead singer in the 2015 International Quartet Champions, Instant Classic.

As an active member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA), Theo has also led several music workshops, published articles, served as guest clinician and artist, and written music for ensembles around the world.  Most recently, he served on the faculty of Barbershop Harmony Australia’s (BHA) Harmony Academy in 2018, as well as the British Association of Barbershop Singers (BABS) Director’s Academy in 2015.  He’s served on the faculty of Harmony University for three years as well, teaching classes on Music Theory, Vocal Techniques, Vocal Health & Hygiene, and coached several ensembles.

Theo earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Anderson University, taught in Indiana public schools for 7 years, and is now finishing up his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting at Ball State University.  He is planning to begin his doctoral studies at Ball State University in the fall of 2019.