Performance Category Judge – BHS
A barbershopper since the age of 17, Marty is a Performance judge and coach who has practiced his craft all over the world, including 14 times on the International contest panel. He has been a judge since 1986. A coach of several International champions, Marty was the Category Specialist for the Presentation Category from 2010 through 2012 and was also the Past-Chair of the BHS Contest and Judging Committee [SCJC]. He has been actively involved in the transition of the Presentation Category to the new Performance Category and helped write the Category description with its focus on “The Art of Performance”. Marty has competed at the international level in both quartets and choruses. Professionally, Marty was a Registered Social Worker but spent the bulk of his career in Human Resources/Occupational Health and Safety in the Health Care field. He and his wife Lynne live in the suburban Vancouver British Columbia, Canada area. As a “lifer” in our wonderful musical endeavor Marty’s greatest joy comes from seeing groups of all ages experience higher levels of performance and the rewards that come from touching the hearts of the audience. Having the honor of coaching many youth groups and engaging in the learning process with them has brought his barbershop career full circle.