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2021 Virtual Junior Quartet Contest

Put your barbershop knowledge to use this fall! The 2021 Virtual Junior Quartet Contest offers a safe and free way for young singers to continue sharpening their close-harmony skills.

With the cancellation of the 2021 Midwinter Convention this January, the Barbershop Harmony Society is offering a different way for junior quartets to get together and sing this fall: introducing the 2021 Virtual Junior Quartet Contest!

This FREE event is open to ALL quartets (men's, women's, and mixed) with members aged 18 and under.

Apply your barbershop know-how

Whether you're new to barbershop or you've been singing in close harmony for years, there's always more to learn!

Our educational resources abound: from the basics of our music to the roots of barbershop harmony, from our video series, "What Makes it Barbershop?" to our online learning opportunities, this uniquely-American art-form can open new doors for teachers and students alike.

How it all works

Junior quartets may submit a virtual quartet performance from September 1 - December 15, 2020.

  1. Post your video on YouTube as a public or unlisted link.
  2. Submit the link to your video through the form provided from September 1 - December 15, 2020.
  3. Videos can be shared to earn votes from September 1 - December 15, 2020.

All performance videos will be polled for an Audience Favorite, with the winner announced by December 18, 2020.

The quartet with the most views will have their video shown to our virtual audience at our Virtual Midwinter Show in January 2021!


The contest is open to young men’s, women's, and mixed quartets. All singers must be 18 years of age or under. There are no restrictions regarding membership in the Barbershop Harmony Society or any affiliate organization.


The quartet (men's, women's, or mixed) must perform one barbershop arrangement. The video must be of a virtual quartet and should not be performed live in front of an audience to ensure the safety of the quartet during the pandemic.


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