The Team


Matthew Gifford

Contest & Judging Team Co-Chair




Strategic & Implementation Planning


Stakeholder Relationships & International Liaison


BHS Judge Appointments


AGBJ Assignments (w/ BHA)


- BHS & AGBJ Certified Singing Judge

- Bass of 2014 Int’l Champion Quartet Musical Island Boys

- Assistant Musical Director & Vocal Coach Vocal FX 2016 Int’l 6th Place Chorus

- Harmony University/College Faculty BHNZ, BHA (Australia), BinG! (Germany), BHS (Barbershop Harmony Society - USA), Holland Harmony.

- Int’l Quartet and Chorus Coach.

- Keynote Speaker 2015 BHS Harmony University (Nashville, USA)

Gary Bolles Contest & Judging Team Co-Chair




Contest Rules


Policies, and Procedures


AGBJ Manual and MOU with BHA


- Past BHS Music Judge and Category Specialist

- BHS Music Judge Emeritus (35 years’ service)

- Int’l Chorus and Quartet Coach

- Harmony University/College Faculty BHNZ, BHA, BHS (Barbershop Harmony Society - USA).

- Coach Musical Island Boys, 2014 Int’l Champions

- 2 time BHS Int’l Top 10 Chorus Director

- 3 time BHS Senior Int’l Quartet Silver Medalist.


Kevin Day

C&J Team




Contests and Conventions


Scoring Software


IT & Communications.

- AGBJ Certified Contest Administrator

- Chorus President Harbour Capital Chorus


Henri Hunkin

C & J Team




Judge pathway to certification


Judge monitoring and evaluation


Training Resources for judges


Judge networking

- AGBJ Certified Singing Judge

- Sweet Adelines Int’l Sound Judge Candidate

- Young Women in Harmony National Coordinator
- Musical Co-Director Wellington City Chorus

- Bass of EvenTime quartet, SAI Int’l competitor.


Contact us

Barbershop Harmony New Zealand

E-mail: [email protected]