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Joining Sweet Adelines International

Joining Sweet Adelines International.

Joining Sweet Adelines International

Find answers to your questions about membership in Sweet Adelines International below.

I'm interested in membership. What should I do now?
First, locate a local chorus (also called chapters) near you by looking on the Find Us page of this website and contact them. The members will be happy to assist you and will welcome you to a chorus rehearsal. For membership options outside of chorus membership see the At-Large Membership page.

What are the benefits of membership?
Membership in Sweet Adelines International provides unlimited opportunities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Here are just a few:

  • Superb, unmatched vocal education and training
  • Exciting opportunities to entertain within your community and compete with the most talented barbershop singers in the world
  • Fun social activities and spectacular performance opportunities
  • Programs designed to inspire you to reach new levels of success in a supportive community of friends
  • Discounts on sheet music, CDs, DVDs, books, brochures, merchandise and convention registrations
  • Discounts on special music arrangements by internationally recognized arrangers, made available only to members
  • A free subscription to the The Pitch Pipe, the official magazine of Sweet Adelines International, plus other various newsletters and publications
  • View more membership benefits here.

What kind of music do Sweet Adelines sing?
Sweet Adelines choruses and quartets sing exciting a cappella, four-part harmony music, barbershop style. The music includes special arrangements of contemporary ballads and upbeat songs, popular show tunes, and even jazz. Members say that singing the satisfying sounds of barbershop harmony provides a rich, rewarding experience.

What types of educational opportunities are available?
The main purpose of Sweet Adelines International is education of members in the art of singing four-part harmony, barbershop style. If you want to improve your singing abilities and learn a cappella harmony barbershop style, Sweet Adelines International offers the most comprehensive, quality education available anywhere in the world. Some of the subjects you can learn include:

  • Vocal Production
  • Choreography
  • Stage Direction
  • PR/Marketing
  • Costuming
  • Stage Makeup
  • Judging
  • Teaching
  • Directing
  • Chorus Management
  • Arranging
  • Personal Growth and Leadership

What is the competition aspect of Sweet Adelines International?
Members are entitled to participate in competitions at regional and international levels. Judges give detailed feedback on performances, which can be used as a learning tool to improve performance of the individual as well as the group. Competitions represent exciting opportunities to travel, perform and learn.


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