Young Women in Harmony (YWIH) /
Young Singers in Harmony (YSIH)


YWIH Membership for Singers Aged 25 and Under
YSIH Events Hosted by Region 16 and/or Affiliated Choruses
Scholarships
Rising Star Quartet Contest
YWIH Video Chorus Contest


YWIH Membership for Singers Aged 25 and Under

Region 16 encourages young women and people of marginalized genders to join the organization by providing the following incentives to members aged 25 and under:

  • Regional Assessment is reduced by 50%

  • Complimentary All Events Ticket (AET) for all Region 16 events, including Convention and Competition, and Fall Music School

For membership information, please contact the Region 16 Membership Coordinator or contact a chorus near you.


 

YSIH Events Hosted by Region 16 and/or Affiliated Choruses

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


Scholarships

Sweet Adelines International also offers scholarship opportunities! Check out the Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarship and the Connie Noble Memorial Scholarship applications for more information.

For more information on youth opportunities, contact: Alana Regular, YWIH/YSIH Coordinator.

 

Rising Star Quartet Contest

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.

 

YWIH Video Chorus Contest

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.

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