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.

To request your free Young Women In Harmony educator materials, please click here.


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 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