Young Women in Harmony

Sweet Adelines International is committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. As part of that commitment, the organization has created the Young Women in Harmony Program to assist music educators in including this style of music in their choral repertoire. Barbershop style, four voice parts performed a cappella, creates exciting chords and helps to develop strong, independent singers.

Free Young Women In Harmony (SSAA) Sheet Music

Click here to learn more about our free downloadable sheet music voiced for young women and formatted in SSAA.

History of Barbershop Harmony Lesson Plan

Click here to download a lesson plan to use to introduce barbershop harmony in your classroom. 

Young Women in Harmony Educator Kit

Our complimentary Young Women in Harmony Educator Kit is available to music educators and contains comprehensive information for teaching young voices four-part harmony. It includes the following tools:

Educator's Guide
This guide includes teaching instructions and performance suggestions for each song. Each music selection is voiced for young singers.

Student Songbook 1
The first of a series of three books with music voiced for young singers. Student Songbook 1 includes the following songs:

The Band Played On
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Christmas Chopstix
Consider Yourself
Happy Birthday
I Don't Want To Walk Without You
Let Tonight Be The Night
Mister Sandman
O Canada
Rock Around The Clock
Sentimental Journey
The Star Spangled Banner
Swing Down Chariot
That's What Friends Are For
Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie

Plus two novelty songs and three barbershop tags.

Mini CD with Video Presentation for Students
A short presentation by young singers about the benefits of singing barbershop harmony.

Arrangements List
A list of barbershop arrangements voiced for young women. Individual octavos are available for sale through Sweet Adelines International Sales Department.  Download the Young Women in Harmony song list.

To request your free Young Women in Harmony Educator Kit please click here

Additionally, the following items are available for purchase from International Sales:
Student Songbook 2
Student Songbook 3
Learning tracks

YWIH Competition Folio

The YWIH Competition folio contains eight arrangements voiced for young women, published in SSAA/TLBB formats. 

A Dream Is  A Wish Your Heart Makes
Over the Rainbow
Too Young
Will It Be Me This Time

I'm the One You're Looking For
Razzle Dazzle
Side by Side
When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-bob-bobbin' Along

Learning notes by Lori Lyford and learning tracks by Jennifer Cooke.

To purchase the YWIH Competition Folio, contact our International Sales team using the contact information above, or place your order online here.

Young Women in Harmony Competitions

Sweet Adelines International sponsors two competitions for youth ensembles: The Rising Star Quartet Contest and the YWIH Video Chorus Contest. For more information and to view the videos of our most recent Video Chorus Contest contestants, visit the Young Women in Harmony Competition Page

Rising Star/Young Women in Harmony Newsletters Archive

Rising Star/YWIH Newsletter - May 2013 issue
Rising Star/YWIH Newsletter - May 2012 issue
Rising Star/YWIH Newsletter - November 2011 issue
Rising Star/YWIH Newsletter - May 2011 issue
Rising Star/YWIH Newsletter - November 2010 issue
Rising Star/YWIH Newsletter - May 2010 issue
Rising Star/YWIH Newsletter - Spring 2009 issue