Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association

The Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association (MBHA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization serving the needs of mixed barbershop harmony in North America. Established in 2014, its leadership comprises men and women with vast experience and participation in the barbershop style and performing in the mixed barbershop harmony genre. As of January 2016, the MBHA is an affiliate of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Our vision: To be the official voice of mixed voice Barbershop Harmony in North America.

Our mission: To promote, encourage, and celebrate mixed voice Barbershop Harmony in North America

Through the MBHA, mixed barbershop harmony ensembles will find opportunities for competition and the ability to represent North America on the world stage at the World Mixed Harmony Competition in Germany, hosted by Barbershop in Germany (BinG!).

Be sure to visit the Mixed Barbershop Singers group on facebook!

Hello MBHA Members! It’s time for another update from your Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association board! Things have been moving right along at the district level. We have had sponsors (champions, as I like to call them) in many of the BHS districts who have volunteered to sponsor a Mixed Barbershop Harmony trophy for those who […]

From CEO Marty Monson: Today, after more than eighteen months of research, deep thinking, and surveying more than 6,000 Barbershoppers and fellow stakeholders, the Society Board of Directors and staff are ready to unveil the new Strategic Vision for the Barbershop Harmony Society. You can read the whole story here: http://www.barbershop.org/everyoneinharmony/ As well, you can […]

The MBHA is planning a couple of events at the BHS international convention in Las Vegas: a Mixed Harmony Showcase on Friday night, and a general meeting on Saturday monring.  The meeting will serve as both our Annual Board of Directors meeting and our First Annual General Membership Meeting, and we would like to encourage […]

Mixed Contest Results Numerous districts held mixed-barbershop contests alongside BHS Division and District contests this past spring.  Regrettably, not all districts hosted mixed contests, and some districts did not enforce the  MBHA membership requirement to compete, though it was communicated to the district C&J folks. Here is a list of the mixed competitors and their […]

The Mixed Barbershop Harmony Association is looking for at least one new member on the Board of Directors.  If you are energetic, enthusiastic, have a skill to share to promote and further the interests and mandate of the Association, we could certainly use your help! For consideration, please send a resume, a brief cover letter, […]

Let’s start with a general description of “barbershop harmony.” We start with a melody, with a higher harmony part above that melody, a bass part on the bottom, singing mostly roots and fifths of chords, and a baritone in mostly the same range as the lead (melody) filling in the four-part chords, resulting in a […]