Welcome to the Region 15 Young Women in Harmony Web Page
The Young Women in Harmony (YWIH) Program, sponsored by Sweet Adelines International, offers music educators a means of including the study and performance of barbershop harmony in school music programs. The aim is to provide materials, training and performance opportunities for this American musical art form.
This program, approved by the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), is designed to encourage young women at all educational levels to participate in quartet and chorus singing of four-part harmony in the barbershop style. It supports the vocal music goals of the "National Standards for Music." The music is voiced especially in ranges appropriate to student musicians and includes selections in a variety of difficulty levels. We are committed to the support of vocal music and its role in the musical education of every child.
My name is Alexis and as the YWIH Coordinator for Region 15, I invite you to take part in the primary event our Region sponsors each year. It is:
The Regional Young Women in Harmony Chorus: Friday, April 12, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA
Young women (25 and under) are welcome to participate. All singers will receive learning tracks and music for the three festival songs ahead of time so they can arrive in Philly with them learned and ready to sing! The chorus rehearses Friday morning and then has the afternoon to explore Philadelphia before coming back to the hotel and taking their VIP seats for the Region 15 Quartet Contest. The YWIH Chorus will perform two songs at the end of the contest. They are then joined by the regional quartets in the for the final number.
I have personally participated in/attended this event since its inceptions, so I can tell you that it is something young singers will not want to miss out on. It is always exciting to share barbershop harmony with someone new, but there is nothing more exciting then sharing its education and joy with young singers!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I am more than happy to be a resource to you and your music education program - there are so many things the YWIH program has to offer!
Young Women In Harmony (Sweet Adelines International)
Young Singers Foundation
Mid-Atlantic District - Youth In Harmony
Young Women in Harmony - International Festival Chorus
Young Women in Harmony - Rising Star Quartet Contestants
Vogue Quartet - 2010 Rising Star Quartet Champions
Royal Blush - 2011 Rising Star Quartet Champions
Youth in Harmony - Promotional Video
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