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 capella, creates exciting chords and helps to develop strong, independent singers.
The Sweet Adeline International YWIH Introductory Educator Packet contains the following:
A brief overview of our program for young women as well as a tear-off card that may be mailed in to international headquarters to request additional complimentary materials, including the Educator’s Guide (see description below).
MiniCD with Video Presentation for Educators
A short presentation by choruses, quartets and teachers who incorporate barbershop music into their school curriculum.
A list of barbershop arrangements voiced for young women. Individual octavos are available for sale through Sweet Adelines International’s Sales Department. Download the Young Women in Harmony song list.
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:
This guide includes teaching instructions and performance suggestions for each song. Each music selection is voiced for young singers. The guide includes the following songs:
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
I Don’t Want to Walk Without You
Let Tonight Be the Night
Rock Around the Clock
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.
Student Songbook 2 and 3 may be purchased from International Sales.
Learning Track CDs
Four CDs with part-predominant tracks for each voice part for the songs listed above.
MiniCD with Video Presentation for Students
A short presentation by young singers about the benefits of singing barbershop harmony.
Slider Brochure for Students
A handy visual aid to introduce students to the art of barbershop.
To request a Young Women in Harmony Educator Kit, please contact the Sweet Adeline International education department: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Golden West Region 21’s YWIH Program Coordinator, Annie Hayes: email@example.com