How do I book a hotel room?
What is the hotel check-in process?
What is the fair share assessment fee?
Will there be food available onsite?
I have mobility issues – will it be difficult for me to get around?
The Galt House hotel rooms are divided between two towers. After you make your reservation, you can call the hotel and request that your room be in the suite tower – which is connected to the convention center.
Most of the activities for IC&C are located on the second floor (ballroom level) of the suite tower – with some of the classes taking place on the third floor. There are escalators and elevators to all floors.
If you need to rent a scooter you can reach out to either of the below companies:
What is the best airport to fly in to?
Does the hotel have a shuttle?
Is there parking available?
What is the weather like in Louisville?
Is there anything to do around the hotel?
How do I register for IC&C?
Items for Convention program; September 1
Quartet personnel changes; September 1
Member AEP Registration: September 15
Priority Seating: September 15
Dinner Registration: October 1
Hotel Room Reservations: October 1
What is the cost to attend IC&C?
All prices are listed as US Dollars. Payment is due in US Dollars or Canadian Equivalent. To convert to CAD, go to: US to Canadian Dollar Converter. Please note: All members must have their AEP on them when entering the contest venue. Door monitors check for AEPs and will be instructed to only allow members with AEP‘s in the ballroom.
Performing All Events Pass (AEP) = $132
Non-performing All Events Pass = $101
Performing Youth All Events Pass = $101
Non-performing Youth All Events Pass = $81
Saturday Dinner = $35
Once an AEP is purchased it becomes transferrable but not refundable. If the need arises to transfer an AEP, the Registration Manager should be notified. The person’s AEP is put on a transfer list so that the next AEP of the same type that is purchased can be transferred to the one that is being turned in. At that point the original AEP becomes reimbursable. All reimbursements will be handled once convention is over and everything is reconciled. DO NOT try to sell the AEP to anyone else.
What is the Saturday Dinner?
Participation in the Saturday dinner helps us to lower the price of our AEPs – and it’s a lot of fun! Dinner is $35.00 inclusive. Food Allergies? No worries – just be sure to indicate your dietary restrictions on your dinner order form. Forms must be postmarked or e-mailed by October 1.
Please note: there will be no dinner ticket sales on-site. You must pre-purchase your seat. If you purchase a seat, then determine you can no longer attend the dinner, it is your responsibility to sell your ticket to someone else. You can post the information on Facebook via Harmony Chat or the IC&C event page, or you can post it on the bulletin board in the Hospitality Suite at IC&C. Remember, the person buying your ticket is also buying your seat assignment, we will not re-assign seats after they have been posted.
How are seats assigned for dinner?
There will be table sign-up sheets at the Harmony Inc. registration desk. Please designate one member of your chorus/quartet or group to sign up for your table(s). There is one line for each person’s name.
On Friday morning we will randomly draw for table number assignments. Individuals or small groups will be placed at extra seats where available. We will post the table assignments in the hospitality room at IC&C but it is up to the individual members to remember what their table/seat assignment is.
Can I bring a guest?
How does my chorus reserve a hospitality room?
What happens at the Opening Ceremonies?
What is the Parade of Champions?
What is the Saturday Showcase?
What is the International Chorus?
What is the new member meeting?
What are education classes?
What is the Minor Chords?
What paperwork is needed for chorus and quartets?
What is a Quartet Celebration Room?
How is the order of appearance determined?
How do I find out when I am onstage and the pattern schedule?
Where can I get contest scores after contest?
My chorus wants to rehearse before we compete. Will there be rooms available?
How are contestants scored?
There are three judging categories in the Harmony Inc. contest. For more information on judging and scoring refer to the CJ Handbook.
- Music is defined as the song and arrangement as performed. The Music judge evaluates the suitability of the song and arrangement to the barbershop style, and the performer’s musicianship in bringing the song and arrangement to life.
- Major elements in the category are consonance; theme; delivery and musicality; execution; and embellishment.
- Performance is defined as the net impact of the performance upon the audience. The Performance judge evaluates to what degree the audience is entertained through the performer’s communication of the story/message/theme in its musical and visual setting.
- Major elements in the category are entertainment; audience rapport; expressiveness; vocal/visual unity and believability.
- Singing is defined as quality, in-tune vocalization accomplished with a high degree of unity, ensemble consistency and artistry. The Singing judge evaluates the degree to which the performer achieves artistic singing in the barbershop style.
- Major elements in the category are intonation; vocal quality; unity of word sounds, flow, diction and synchronization; expansion and “ring”; artistry.
Will there be Evals after competition?
Will I get to practice on the stage before contest?
Can I bring personal belongings with me backstage before I compete?
AC&C Area Convention & Contests
ACJC Area Contest & Judging Chairman
ACOJ Associate Chairman of Judges
AEV Advance Expense Voucher
AEP All-Events Pass
AICJC Assistant International Contest & Judging Chairman
AHQ Association of Harmony Queens
BHS Barbershop Harmony Society
CA Contest Administrator (BHS term)
CD Category Director
COJ Chairman of Judges
CS Category Specialist (BHS term)
CTS Category Training School
C&J Contest and Judging
EC Executive Committee
GKT General Knowledge Test
GOC Geographically Outlying Chapter
GPM Guest Panel Member
IBOD International Board of Directors
IC&C International Convention & Contests
ICJC International Contest & Judging Chairman
ICJ Comm International Contest & Judging Committee
MC Master or Mistress of Ceremonies
MUS Music Category
OJF Official Judging Form
OPM Official Panel Member
OSS Official Scoring Summary
PPM Practice Panel Member
PER Performance Category
PRS Presentation Category (archival term)
SA Scoring Analysis
SDCC Silver Division Chorus Contest
SNG Singing Category
SWTQ Singing with the Queens
TC Training Coordinator
VP C&C Vice President of Convention & Contests