Youth in Harmony

The Patapsco Valley Chapter, Inc. is proud to sponsor the Maryland "Youth In Harmony" program. In support of this endeavor, we strive to bring 4-part a-capella singing to high schools and colleges in Maryland. We are offering students to the chance to become better singers and musicians while having fun learning about a new musical genre: The Barbershop Quartet.



How does the YIH program work?
All teachers will be provided with the Barbershop Harmony Society teacher packet and a YIH video to get started. We can provide direct assistance by chapter personnel in implementing the program. Teachers will also have the opportunity to utilize materials in our Lending Library consisting of sheet music and learning tapes.
Our chapter can provide a list of opportunities for student and teacher participation throughout the year. This list includes:
  • Performing in various chapter shows throughout the year
  • A one-day coaching workshop for high school students and teachers
  • Participating in district and/or chapter arranged adjudications for students
  • Earning scholarships to attend Harmony College East
How will students benefit from participation?
  • Students will experience the joy and thrill of singing four-part harmony music.
  • Other students, parents and the local community will be entertained by young participants in chapter and school-sponsored shows.
  • Participants will be encouraged to become mentors to new entrants to the program, enforcing leadership qualities.
  • Students will be able to carry this experience into adulthood by later joining barbershop chapters wherever they live.
We are the local sponsor to the national Youth In Harmony program. See what other educators are saying about the program's benefits.


Your music teachers and local barbershop harmony singers want to show you how much fun this hobby can be. We would like to offer you all the necessary resources to begin your journey into four part barbershop harmony. Whether you are interested in forming a group or are currently in one, this information is sure to assist you in your path to success!
Your music teacher must contact a local sponsor to enroll in the program and get you started singing a-capella harmony with your friends. After the free enrollment, he or she will have access to part predominant learning tracks for many popular songs.