Young Women in Harmony

2015 International Rising Star Champion, “C’est La Vie”

C’est La Vie

2015 International Rising Star Champion

2014 YWIH Video Chorus Contest — First Place

Under the Direction of Lori Lyford, Chandler High School Treblemakers, Chandler, Arizona

Young Women In Harmony teaches emerging voices the skills, joy and rewards of performing and singing four-part harmony, barbershop style.

Young Women in Harmony delivers both musical excellence and education while it gives young women a taste of show business. This program provides educational tools to teach young women singers the joy of performingthis American vocal music art form.

For more information about YWIH programs, select from the navigation list to the left of this page, or contact the Golden West Region 21 Young Women In Harmony Coordinator, Annie Hayes.

Click the link below to learn about the Sweet Adeline International Rising Star Quartet Contest for Young Women.

Rising Star Quartet Contest

Music Voiced for Young Women
A list of barbershop arrangements voiced for young women. Many include recorded audio learning media. Individual octavos are available for sale through Sweet Adelines International’s Sales Department.

Download the Young Women in Harmony song list.

Click the link below to access the Sweet Adelines International YWIH website:

Sweet Adelines International/Young Women In Harmony Website

The Region 21 Young Women In Harmony (YWIH) Fund was established to support Region 21 Rising Star competitiors as well as provide funding support to Region-sponsored YWIH events. If you would like to make a contribution to the Region 21 YWIH Fund, please contact Darla Jackson, Regional Finance Coordinator.

Your financial support is needed and appreciated! Remember, donations to this fund are tax-deductible!

Our Mission:
The Young Singers Foundation is committed to enriching the lives of young people by supporting the educational and performance opportunities in vocal music.

Young Singers Foundation Website

Region 21 is home to the 2010 Rising Star Champion Quartet, “Vogue”.

Tools for Music Educators

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:

YWIH Brochure
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.

Arrangements List
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:

Educator’s Guide
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
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.

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: or contact Golden West Region 21’s YWIH Program Coordinator, Annie Hayes:

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