It's true: anyone can sing in a barbershop quartet. For proof, take four unsuspecting BuzzFeed staffers + a little help from The Newfangled Four = We Formed a Barbershop Quartet In A Day! #everyoneinharmony #getoutthereandSING Read More
The Barbershop Harmony Society is proud to announce our host cities for our International Conventions in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
2021 - Cleveland, OH
2022 - Charlotte, NC
2023 - Louisville, KY
These cities rose to the top in a rigorous selection process that weighed the following criteria:
Suitability of the venue(s) for events, including contests, shows, educational sessions, meetings, soci... Read More
The Barbershop Harmony Society announces the qualification guidelines for our upcoming International Quartet and Chorus Competitions and Midwinter contest sessions.
International Quartet and Chorus Contests
Orlando, Florida | July 2 - 8, 2018
Open Quartet Contest: The automatic qualifying score will remain at 76%. There is no change to the qualification process for the 2018 contest.
A... Read More
Harmony University is looking for a few good teachers!
We are now accepting applications for Harmony University 2018! Our week-long event will be once again held at Belmont University in Nashville Tennessee, from Sunday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 29th, 2018.
As we have done for several years, applications are open to the general public. Even if you were not selected in the past, y... Read More
Of all of the activities that took place during the launch of the BHS Strategic Vision, the one we did the most was listen! We anticipated -- and received! -- a lot of input from the barbershop community and beyond. Thank you to those that called, emailed, and spoke with our staff over the past two months. We value your input and use it to continute to plan our next steps.
Shor... Read More
A lifetime of studying various musical styles took 2017 HU keynote speaker Kurt Heinecke down a wildly unexpected path. For over two decades, Kurt and a few of his imaginative “crazy” friends found themselves at the creative heart of an incredibly popular children’s computer-animated video series and International sensation called Veggie Tales, regularly using their own musical backgrounds to brea... Read More
Join the awesome combined choruses of the Ambassadors of Harmony and Vocal Majority with Crossroads, Vocal Spectrum and GQ, and you have the most incredible 350+ voices you’ll ever hear!
It’s FREE by way of the delayed viewing features of this year’s live stream! Here’s how to watch.
Go to live.barbershop.org
Existing subscribers with Gold All-Events or Single Event purchases should log... Read More
If you are attending the 2017 International Convention in Las Vegas this July, be sure to check out our Membership Booth located in the Registration/Marketplace area. Whether you are a member or an associate, a quartetter or just a Barbershop aficionado, there is fun to be had. We’re excited to present our members, associates, and registered quartets with a logo sticker for your badge to show off ... Read More
Inevitably, when you tell someone you’ve joined a barbershop group, you will be asked, “How many in your quartet?” Surprisingly, the answer isn’t always simple.
Most men join the Barbershop Harmony Society as chapter chorus singers. Right away, then, the answer is “More than four.” Many singers will remain primarily chorus singers their entire barbershop lives. But chorus singing is only a sli... Read More