#MondayMorning: The Future Of Barbershop

It's no surprise that the future of barbershop is fostered by youth participation. While there are many youth choruses to be very proud of, quartets at the same age level are singing one person to a part and are achieving something else entirely. This #mondaymorning, we're spotlighting three of the best!

Elementary Mix Quartet


Elementary Mix from Quiton Township School checked mics for the BHS International Convention in Las Vegas this past summer.

"This young quartet has a second-grader on lead, a third-grader on baritone, a third-grader on tenor, and an eighth-grader on bass," says the group's teacher, John Wernega.

Perfect Fourth Quartet


After forming less than a year ago, Perfect Fourth Quartet was named the 2017 Stars To Watch at SAI's Rising Star Quartet Contest this summer. They all go to high school together in Liverpool, NY.

"We're so proud of this performance and we will remember this weekend for the rest of our livess" Perfect Fourth told Pitch Pipe magazine following the competition. 

Vintage Mix Quartet


Vintage Mix Quartet is a true family band comprised of a set of teenage quadruplets.  

This performance is from Barbershop Harmony Society's Midwinter Convention, which is known for its Youth Men's Chorus and Youth Women's Chorus.

Which youth group is making you excited about the future of barbershop?

2018 Barbershop Harmony International: WATCH GUIDE

This week, FloVoice will bring the magic of the 2018 Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention in Orlando, Florida, directly to you. The excitement kicks off Tuesday with the Quartet Quarterfinals and carries on all the way through the Saturday Night Spectacular and Quartet Finals on Saturday, July 7. 

New Release Roundup: Fire And Smiles

The future of a cappella is off to camp with Camp A Cappella and A Cappella Academy underway, but we were still treated to some pretty incredible new music this week from some of the best in the business. 

Camp A Cappella Showcase: WATCH GUIDE

The 2018 Camp A Cappella Showcase takes place today in Dayton, Ohio, with singers ranging from middle school through adult showing off all of the new skills they acquired this week. All of the action will be LIVE on FloVoice. 

Peter Hollens' 'Legendary Folk Songs' Tops Two Billboard Charts

The a cappella community celebrated Peter Hollens back when he sang with University of Oregon’s On The Rocks. When he made an encore performance with the group on “The Sing-Off” in 2010, it would be the start of a new path for the singer-turned-entrepreneur and social media mogul.

AcaOpen Preview: 2018 Northeast Semifinal

The exciting all-ages competition from Varsity Vocals is back for a second year with dozens of groups seeking a spot at the finals at Carnegie Hall for top honors and the coveted $25,000 prize. The first of four live Semifinal rounds will be this Saturday, June 30, at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York City, featuring nine East Coast groups.

New Release Roundup: Former Award Winners Serve Up New Music

So much great new music this week and a lot of it from award-winning favorites. Enjoy this week's #FloFaves!

BHS Singing Category: The Importance Of The Ensemble

BHS Orlando is almost here, and we’re here to help you dig a little deeper into the scoring system that will crown new International Champions. Today we’re looking at the third and final category: singing.

BHS Performance Category: Authenticity Is King

BHS Orlando is almost here, and we’re here to help you dig a little deeper into the scoring system that will crown new International champions. While the rulebook is a long and complicated beast that can take years to master, we’re giving you the CliffsNotes version. 

BHS Music Category: Judges Spend Years Preparing For This

As we head into Orlando for BHS International, it’s time to get those scorecards ready. Certified judges take many hours over years of training to earn the right to judge a contest, especially one as important as International. Can you emulate the judges’ rankings?

BREAKING NEWS: Barbershop Harmony Society Opens Membership To Women

In a letter from Society President Skipp Kropp, the Barbershop Harmony Society announced that full membership will now be available to everyone, effective immediately.