About the Society
Founded in 1938 as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), the Barbershop Harmony Society preserves and extends the reach of a uniquely American close harmony musical art form whose roots lie in African-American improvisation and European harmony traditions.
Through active programs in music education, publishing, performance, and outreach, the Society now expends nearly $1 million annually in support of community and school programs that bring the fellowship, fulfillment, and excitement of vocal music to a new generation of singers. The Society relocated its headquarters to the heart of Nashville in 2007 and has established powerful relationships in the civic and education communities.
As a key component of our vision of Everyone in Harmony, the Barbershop Harmony Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills.
We believe that employees who feel valued and encouraged to share their ideas are empowered to foster innovation that leads to both personal and professional growth.
Voted Nashville Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" two years in a row, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to spreading joy through singing in everything we do. Join us as we work towards our vision of everyone in harmony!
There are no current job openings at this time.
Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
The Barbershop Harmony Society Internship Program provides exceptional undergraduate and graduate students from many diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain practical, challenging and meaningful on-the-job work experience while bringing members together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing.
Volunteer with us
Harmony Hall is always looking for volunteers to assist us with various projects based on need and capacity.
View current volunteer opportunities below.
Archival Project Manager/Volunteer Position
Preserving The Recorded History of Barbershop Singing
BHS is seeking a volunteer to play a key role in an important initiative to preserve the entire recorded history of barbershopping, under a potential grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This work, if funded, will allow us to digitize and make accessible to scholars, educators, singers and hobbyists, over 5,000 pieces of media, in 41 formats, in our archives.
We are seeking a volunteer project manager to help us execute a 12 month research and planning process beginning spring of 2020. The perfect candidate will have a background in preservation, archiving and/or library science (ideally a certified archivist and/or member of International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, Association for Recorded Sound Collections, Society for Ethnomusicology, Society of American Archivists, etc.), killer project management skills, and a love of barbershop.
This would be a substantial commitment of volunteer time, playing a key role in preserving our beloved barbershop music.
For more information, please contact Kevin Lynch, BHS Chief Strategy Officer, at email@example.com.
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Phone: We can always be reached Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at our main line, (800) 876-SING (7464).
The Barbershop Harmony Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.