Add your voice to the song
Don’t miss this opportunity to sing with some of the best directors and clinicians that barbershop has to offer!
The 2021 International Convention won’t just be phenomenal shows… there are more opportunities to sing than ever before! Read about the different ways you can get involved below, and stay tuned for more details and registration information.
YOU can sing at International!
AHSOW: Harmonize by Ear
What is AHSOW?
The Ancient Harmonious Society of Woodshedders (AHSOW) was formed in 1977 with the purpose to preserve the skill of woodshedding as an art form within the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Woodshedding is three individual voices (tenor, bari, and bass) creating barbershop harmonies by ear to a Lead’s melody, without any written arrangement.
The melody is introduced by the lead so all can become familiar with it, but should not have a well-known arrangement. This art hearkens back to over a century ago, to the origins of barbershop quartet singing, where four men would gather (frequently at the local barber shop) and harmonize to the familiar tunes of the day.
Harmonize by ear at International!
All are welcome to participate in this century-old art form. No preparation or advance sign-ups are required; simply check the schedule of events or convention program for the most up-to-date information, including meeting days/times and rooms.
Everyone in Harmony Chorus
OPEN TO ALL!
About the Chorus
Join the fourth annual Everyone in Harmony Chorus! The chorus is open to anyone attending the International Convention in Cleveland (including BHS members and non-members) who wants to sing in a formal performing group. An all-event registration is NOT required to participate!
Participants will prepare two songs ahead of time and arrive in Cleveland with the music learned and ready for jam-packed and fun rehearsals.
The chorus will perform at the end of the week during the Saturday Night Finale.
Stay tuned for pricing and registration information!
1 week. 5 songs. Unlimited Harmony.
Learn five challenging and rewarding songs ahead of time, get placed into a pickup quartet, compete in a fun, exciting, and friendly competition, and make friends from all over the world to sing with all week.
You will be provided charts and part-predominant and full mix learning tracks for all songs. Learn them COLD so that everyone can be guaranteed to sing with fully prepared singers!
Sing with the Champs
Everyone is welcome to show up and sing with their favorite champs.
Sign up at the door and sing the night away!
Top-notch tag teachers will be available in specified areas at specific times to help teach tags to barbershoppers at any skill level.
Once the convention begins, check the program (and Jumbotron) for the latest information on when and where these Zones will be hosted.
Private Voice Lessons & Coaching
Ask any singer, any quartet, or any chorus that has worked with our top-notch team of vocal health experts and they’ll tell you that it is truly amazing how even the smallest adjustments to head, neck, and body position can create a more relaxed, free vocal instrument, enabling the voice to perform at its maximum potential.
The Barbershop Harmony Society will be offering private lessons and coaching that utilizes cutting-edge teaching techniques to ensure proper, healthy, sustainable singing that can last a lifetime.
Whether you’re a beginner singer or a seasoned Barbershopper, you will benefit tremendously from receiving this top-notch guidance towards a path of healthier, more successful singing performances.