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Start a Quartet

While many barbershoppers enjoy singing in a chapter or chorus, the Barbershop Harmony Society originated as a quartet organization, with a governing purpose “to perpetuate the old American institution: the barbershop quartet.” For quartet singers, there‘s nothing like the experience of ringing those barbershop chords!


BHS offers 2 different quartet packages, with graduating levels of benefits and pricing, in order to provide you more options and more services:*

  • Basic
  • Standard

Find the package that serves you best!

*Benefits subject to change.


Designed for new or informal quartets that want resources to improve their craft, but don’t want to compete just yet.

$48 annual fee per Quartet

With the Basic Package, you will enjoy access to:

  • Exclusive rights to your quartet name
  • Quartet listing in the BHS Member Center and visible in public searches
  • Access to Guidebook for Performing Quartets


Serves the majority of quartets that enjoy performing together, and want to be eligible to compete in BHS competitions.

$72 annual fee per Quartet

Everything in the Basic Package, PLUS:

  • Eligible to compete in BHS contests

Register your new quartet

Choose your quartet package, and join our community of singers to access all of our exclusive benefits today!

  • Quartets may register as a men's, women's, or all voices quartet.
  • All quartet singers must be active members of the Barbershop Harmony Society in order to register a new quartet.
  • You will need a member login in order to complete the registration process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in more information? Here’s a list of Quartet FAQs to answer any questions you may have.