Lake Ontario Region 16 is host to a variety of events that young singers can get involved in, such as workshops and festivals, where participants will learn and perform one or more barbershop arrangements. In addition, participants will learn about Sweet Adelines history, good vocal skills and techniques, as well as choreography in a fun and interactive setting. Check out our upcoming events.
Region 16 also assists choruses in the recruitment of young singers by offering grants for choruses that hold youth events. Region 16 provides grants of up to $250 to choruses that hold youth events.
To apply for a Regional grant, please contact the Regional Education Coordinator. You will be asked to submit the following documents prior to the event:
Pre-event budget (estimate of event finances)
Full details of event, including registration fee
In addition, a post-event report of revenues and expenses must be submitted to the RMT for consideration before disbursement of the grant. Choruses are eligible for grants more than once per year if they are having more than one event (i.e., $250 per event). Funding is provided on a first-come-first-served basis.
Additional grants and resources are also available through Sweet Adelines International
Each year, Sweet Adelines International holds the Rising Star quartet competition for women and people of marginalized genders aged 25 and under.
To encourage participation in this competition, Lake Ontario Region 16 has committed to provide a financial ‘gift of love’ to any quartet representing the region in the Rising Star contest. Participates do not need to be members to compete. For more information, please contact the Regional Education Coordinator.
The YWIH Video Contest is a yearly chorus competition held to recognize superior participation by young women and people of marginalized genders performing in the barbershop art form. Choruses or choirs that contains at least 12 singers aged 25 or younger is eligible to enter the contest. (Membership into Sweet Adelines is not required.)
Participating choruses record themselves singing two songs or medleys, with at least one of them arranged in the barbershop style. The chorus receives educational feedback from a panel of Sweet Adelines International judges. Monetary prizes are presented to the music programs of winning choruses. Visit here for more information.
For more information on youth opportunities, contact: Alana Regular, YWIH/YSIH Coordinator.