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The Harmonizer Magazine


Published since November 1941, The Harmonizer is the Barbershop Harmony Society's premiere magazine publication.

It is delivered in six bi-monthly installments to over 19,000 members, associates, and barbershop enthusiasts across the United States and Canada.

Take a look at a sampling of some of the recent stories of note and special features we've highlighted that demonstrates how we began, who we are today, and our Vision for a bright future of Everyone in Harmony.

"New Directors Wanted" Ads

Did you know? New director ads are free to Society chapters (first 50 words)! In addition to placing an ad in The Harmonizer, we'll replicate your ad on our Chorus Directors page to help you spread the word.

To submit an ad request, please contact marketing@barbershop.org.

Submission Deadlines for Harmonizer issues:

Jan/Feb 2019 - January 11, 2019

Mar/Apr 2019 - March 1, 2019

May/June 2019 - May 1, 2019

July/Aug 2019 - June 28, 2019

Sep/Oct 2019 - August 30, 2019

Nov/Dec 2019 - November 1, 2019

March/April 2019

Harmony University Feature!

The March/April issue takes a close look at the role Harmony University plays in improving your craft at Belmont, at conventions, and even online. You can also read more about two barbershop icons, learn about the options available for Women's and Mixed groups, and gain insight on the impact culture can have on your group's strategies.

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"As Seen In" Featured Content:

Links to more extensive details on options for mixed/women's groups

Clip of Ragtime Gals with Weezer

Clip of Geico commercial featuring a barbershop quartet

Land more National Anthem gigs!

Rogue Valley Harmonizers Singing Valentines featured on local NBC news

My definition of true barbershop heroes: extended article

January/February 2019

The Harmonizer gets a new look!

Harmonizer editor Lorin May, along with the BHS Marketing team, worked with MSP Communications of Minneapolis, MN, to re-design and update the layout and graphics of our magazine. We hope you enjoy the new look!

The January/February issue explores the many ways that barbershop impacts both individuals and communities. Read about the goals of our Impact department in getting the whole world singing and ways that you can be more involved in your community.

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"As Seen In" Featured Content:

Harmonium brings "The Polar Express" to Kansas City

Southerntiersmen Barbershop Chorus honored by Binghamton Mayor, State Assembly of New York

Find vintage recordings from the past hundred years

Get the Music Medics Guidebook

Follow along with new members -- Intro to Barbershop: What is Barbershop?

November/December 2018

The November/December issue explores the past 80 years of Barbershop history, from Tin Pan Alley to our new vision, Everyone in Harmony. Read about the value of singing together, myths vs. facts about women's and mixed barbershop, and how chapters across the country have been quickly growing with new members!

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"As Seen In" Featured Content:

"America the Beautiful" -- RMD Convention

Kingston Chorus - Full "Kingston Growing" Article

September/October 2018

The annual post-International convention wrap up issue has arrived!

Take a look inside for an in-depth recap of the most exciting Barbershop event of the year, as well as find ways to get more education at District Conventions, and read new updates to judging rules and language.

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"As Seen In" Featured Content:

Video of Project Fi (Google's phone service) featuring Barbershop referenced on page 5

Video of the Town Hall meeting from Orlando referenced on page 19

See all of our past issues

Members - login to the Doc Center to view the full archive of The Harmonizer magazine. See all of our past issues from 1941 to today, and a few of our favorite stories, too!

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