Barbershop in the Syracuse Area


Seneca Land District (SLD)

The Seneca Land District is one of seventeen geographic "districts" of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The SLD encompasses most of New York and a small section of Pennsylvania. For more information about what Seneca Land is or more information about the districts, please visit or


SAYacaFEST, or Syracuse Area Youth A Cappella Festival is a one day stop for the youth of Upstate New York to get their barbershop fix. When winter seems endless, and Lakeside A Cappella Camp is far from sight, SAYacaFEST manages to tide our upstate chord-craving students over until summer. SAYacaFEST is free to participants each year, and is hosted by the Spirit of Syracuse women's barbershop chorus and the Liverpool Central School District. With guest directors such as Steve Armstrong (Toronto Northern Lights), Bill Staufer (Voices of Gotham), and Barney Johnson (Oswego Snowbelters), SAYacaFEST has made an everlasting impact on the youth of Upstate New York. For more information about this event and footage of past years, please visit the following link:

Lakeside A cappella Camp

Lakeside A cappella Camp is a youth summer barbershop camp based out of Cazenovia, New York. Each summer, legendary barbershop clinicians are invited to teach, showcase, and spread their art form on the shores of Cazenovia Lake. Young men and women from all over New York and Canada travel to sing, be taught, make real life connections with others who share their passion, and have a blast for one weekend at Lakeside. More information about this event can be found at:

Barbershop Choruses in Syracuse

Spirit of Syracuse Women's Barbershop Chorus

The Spirit Of Syracuse Chorus is an extremely talented, welcoming group of women who have been fundamental to the cultivation of barbershop not only in Region 15 of SAI (Sweet Adelines International) but also in the Syracuse area and beyond in general. They are a regular Regional medalist chorus and are headed to the International stage again this fall in Las Vegas!  For more information about this amazing group of singers please visit:


The Harmony Katz Men's Barbershop Chorus

The Harmony Katz Men's Barbershop Chorus is another long-standing barbershop chorus here in Syracuse. The Harmony Katz are an extremely funny group of men who have a clear passion for excellence, music, fun, and above all community. The Harmony Katz are partnered with The Food Bank of Central New York and are deeply rooted in using their outstanding talents to recpirocate to the community. More information about the Katz and their schedule can be found at:


Scarlet YWIH Chorus


Scarlet is a chorus of young women affiliated with the Spirit of Syracuse who rehearse every Sunday from 2-5pm in Liverpool.  Founded in August of 2016, Scarlet performs locally, as well as traveling to competitions and events throughout the United States.  They seek to be a chorus home for young women under the age of 26 who are looking to experience barbershop for the first time, or to gain some top-notch musical and management leadership training.  Scarlet was honored to be one of the first five women's choruses invited to the BHS Midwinter Youth Chorus Festival in 2017 - they received a Superior rating and won the AA Plateau.  If you'd like to find out more or know a young woman who loves to sing, you can email them at!



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