Sweet Adelines International promotes a cappella music sung in the barbershop style, and is committed to education for our members and anyone interested in music. Here are some of our educational opportunities!
The Young Women in Harmony program is supported by Sweet Adelines International, Regional Young Women in Harmony Coordinators and Chapter YWIH Representatives. Together, these volunteers are helping introduce barbershop singing to the next generation throughout our region and the world. Our chapters facilitate a cappella festivals and workshops, to invest in confident singers, preserve the barbershop harmony art form and keep chords ringing! Learn more about the resources available to support this program today.
Region 9 attributes much of the high level of success and dedication to establishing long-lasting mentoring relationships with beginning and intermediate arrangers. The world-class Arranger Certification Program is open to musicians at all levels of experience who want to hone their skills and learn the core tenets of arranging barbershop music. Whether you're brand new to arranging or a seasoned arranger looking to stay on top of best practices and trends, this program will support your goals.
The Director's Certification Program (DCP) is an educational home-study program designed to develop skills for Sweet Adelines International directors, potential directors and musical leaders. Much of the information featured within the Director's Certification Program Resource Modules is also recommended and useful for chorus members at all stages. Applicants to the Director's Certification Program must be active members in good standing with Sweet Adelines International.
Blazing Barbershop is a series of educational videos from musical leaders throughout Sweet Adelines. The program was made available to all members of Region 9 and contains many helpful nuggets of barbershop singing.