The Young Singers in Harmony progam is passionate about sharing barbershop harmony! We have a range of resources to help you introduce this artform to your students or choirs for young singers aged 25 years and younger.
Students will learn:
Young singers love to sing barbershop harmonies - it's challenging so they become motivated to learn, and they also get a taste of show business!
You can tailor the program to the time you have and the age of students.
Young Singers in Harmony is an education program run by Sweet Adelines Australia and backed by Sweet Adelines International. It aims to introduce young singers under 25 to the barbershop a cappella artform by providing resources and support.
We currently have more than 1,100 singers in 30 choruses across Australia. Sweet Adelines Australia has partnered with Barbershop Harmony Australia to support youth development programs across the country. We can provide resources and funding to support your youth a cappella event.
Have a listen to some of the champion youth quartets:
Duly Noted Quartet, Sweet Adelines International 2019 Rising Star Quartet Contest
Hot Pursuit quartet, Sweet Adelines International 2018 Rising Star Quartet Contest
And some of the top international barbershop youth choirs:
Treblemakers, Chandler High School, Chandler, Arizona, USA
Toasters, Tampa, Florida, USA
Tags are an integral part of the barbershop idiom and will enhance your rehearsals. They're short, easy to learn, quickly taught and easily recalled and allow the singers to practice the blending their voices, balancing chords and accurate tuning. Tags are sung free-style, so the singer can hold each chord until it sounds great and even a bit more, just for fun!
You can find music for tags at:
We'd love to help if you need further resources or information. Please contact us.
Happy teaching and singing!