Mixed Harmony Quartet Guidelines

The Southwestern District is sponsoring a qualifying contest for any mixed quartets who desire to receive scores which will be forwarded to BinG! as a potential  wild card qualifying score for the International Mixed Quartet Contest.

A minimum single panel will adjudicate the contest.

Any Competing quartet must meet the following requirements:

  • Quartets must be composed of one, two or three members of one gender (M/F) and at least one member of the opposite gender, e.g., MMMF, MMFF or MFFF.

  • Any vocal configuration (T, L, Br, Bs) is acceptable.

  • This event is open to ALL singers, regardless of BHS, SAI or HI affiliation. While this event is open to ALL singers, regardless of affiliation with BHS, SAI and/or HI, each member is required to purchase an all-events registration to the SWD Convention in which the contest is held.

  • Quartets are not expected to be registered with BHS

  • Each contestant is required to perform 2 songs

  • All songs performed in the contest must be contestable and arranged in the barbershop style, according to BHS rules and MUS/PRS/SNG category descriptions. Please review the C&J Handbook.¬†

  • All contestants are required to observe copyright laws in the acquisition, arranging, learning and performance of songs and arrangements

  • Other than a pitch pipe (manual or electronic) used for brief pitch taking prior to beginning a song, no musical instruments or instrumental accompaniment is permitted.

  • All competing mixed quartets will have the opportunity to participate in evaluation sessions with the judges.