Engaging the next generation of barbershop singers!
Sweet Adelines International is passionate about connecting young women with the harmonies of barbershop. Young Women In Harmony (YWIH) targets women age 25 and younger and exposes them to the world of barbershop music, providing the opportunity to develop the mastery of their singing technique.
YWIH offers life-changing opportunities to youth while arming music educators with complimentary tools to incorporate the study and performance of barbershop harmony in school music programs.
Video courtesy of Westcoast Harmony Chorus
Each year, the International Board of Directors (IBOD) allocates budgeted funds to support the Young Women in Harmony Program and its outreach to young singers and music educators worldwide. In addition, IBOD appoints the Young Women in Harmony Program Coordinators, an international committee comprised of three Sweet Adelines International volunteer members who partner with International headquarters staff, as well as Regional YWIH Coordinators and Chapter YWIH Representatives to foster the program in communities across the globe.
Each geographical region of Sweet Adelines International has designated experienced member volunteers to assist you with coordinating a Young Women in Region Program in your area. To get started, simply contact your nearest Young Women in Harmony Coordinator or the Education Department at International Headquarters.
- Brochure (English or Spanish)
- Competition Folio
- Competitions and Performances
- Festival and Workshop Resources
- Free YWIH Sheet Music and Educator Kit
- History of Barbershop Harmony Lesson Plan
- Scouting Patch Program
- Member Only Resources
DONATE TO YWIH
If you would like to donate to the Young Women In Harmony program, click here to download a donation form or call 1.800.992.7464. We appreciate your support—YWIH could not make such an incredible difference without you!