Barbershop Harmony Society
Click on photo to download high resolution version
All rights reserved. Photos are for editorial use only.
Press Releases View All
Barbershop Harmony Society Releases Fall 2016 Music PublicationsRead More
Barbershop Harmony Society Mid-Winter Convention Set for San Antonio, Jan. 17-22, 2017Read More
American Quartet Forefront Wins Barbershop World Championship After Seven Years Chasing GoldRead More
The Barbershop Harmony Society is the world’s largest all-male singing Society, with 23,000 members across North America; affiliated men’s and women’s organizations in more than a dozen countries bring the total number of active singers to more than 80,000 worldwide.
Through active programs in music education, publishing, performance and outreach, the Society preserves and extends the reach of a uniquely American close harmony musical art form whose roots lie in African-American improvisation and European harmony traditions.
Founded in 1938 as the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA), the Society now expends nearly $1 million annually in support of community and school programs that bring the fellowship, fulfillment and excitement of vocal music to a new generation of singers.
The Society relocated its headquarters to the heart of Nashville n 2007, and has established powerful relationships in the civic and education communities. Belmont University in Nashville has become the new home for the Society's flagship annual education event, Harmony University, and in 2016, the Barbershop Harmony Society was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of its Best Places To Work.
- CBS News
- San Antonio Current
- NBC's TODAY Show (7.6)
- Associated Press (print)
- Associated Press TV (diversity segment)
- Associated Press TV (convention segment)
- WPLN (NPR Nashville)
- NBC More At Midday (Nashville affiliate)
- The Tennessean (Profile Cover Story)
- The Tennessean (Fairfield Four, Crossroads)
- The Tennessean (announcement)
- The Tennessean (Ms Cheap)
- Nashville Scene
- Music Row
- THREAD MB
- The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc
- Crain's (If I Knew Then with CEO Marty Monson)