Music Educator Resources
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 cappella, creates exciting chords and helps to develop strong, independent singers.
Introductory Educator Packet
Our 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).
Mini CD 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.
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:
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
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.
Mini CD with Video Presentation for Students
A short presentation by young singers about the benefits of singing barbershop harmony.
To request a Young Women in Harmony Educator Kit, contact our education department: email@example.com.
Additionally, the following items are available for purchase from International Sales:
Student Songbook 2
Student Songbook 3
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, please visit the Young Women in Harmony Page .
Rising Star/Young Women in Harmony Newsletters
Newsletters are distributed twice a year to youth, YWIH coordinators and music educators. If you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the newsletter, contact our education department: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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