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Note: Due to the fact that Sweet Adelines International is a singing and performing organization, we do not offer direct FULL chapter membership online joining opportunities. Each individual chorus maintains its own membership guidelines, rehearsal requirements, auditioning procedures and more. Therefore, If you are interested in joining a Sweet Adelines International chorus, first find a local chapter near you by using the Chapter Directory search, and contact the chorus members listed. The members will be happy to assist you and will welcome you to a chorus rehearsal. For membership options outside of chorus membership, see Chapter-at-Large and Member-at-Large options below.

Now you can join online! If you are new to the organization and want to join as a Member-at-Large or Chapter-at-Large, click here to join today!

Full Membership $90 annually**
Full membership in Sweet Adelines International entitles the member to all educational, performance and competition benefits provided by the organization. A full member of Sweet Adelines International is a member of a chorus and a region, as well as the international organization. There are approximately 23,000 members in chapters in most of the 50 states, and other countries worldwide. From the international organization, members receive a membership card, a subscription to The Pitch Pipe, mailings from international, member rates for international convention registrations and educational events, and discounts on purchases from International Sales. Members learn vocal production, music, choreography, stage production, costuming, makeup and much more in the exciting entertainment field.

Youth Membership $45 annually*
This option is open to females 25 years or younger (minimum age may be determined by a chorus, and additional chorus rules may apply. For example, some chapters require chaperones to travel with youth members for out-of-town performances.) Youth members receive full membership privileges and are required to pay only one-half of the regular international per capita fee. Choruses are also encouraged, but not required, to provide discounted chapter dues for youth members.

Associate Membership $90 annually*
Except for being prohibited from performing or competing in a Sweet Adelines chorus, an associate member holds all other privileges of active membership. Associate members pay the full international per capita fee and regional assessments. Associate members may belong to, perform with, and compete in quartets. Associate members may reapply for regular membership at any time, following the membership and audition procedures established by the chapter. From the international organization, associate members receive a membership card, a subscription to The Pitch Pipe, mailings from international headquarters, member rates for international convention registration and educational events and discounts on purchases from International Sales.

Lifetime Membership $1,400 one-time fee*
Lifetime membership is an option for members to pay their per capita fees in one lump sum. The one-time fee is nonrefundable and nontransferable. After payment of the fee, the member is never required to pay an additional international per capita fee. Even if the lifetime member allows her chapter membership to lapse, she will not have to pay another international per capita fee if she decides to rejoin. This membership option is valid for the life of the individual, regardless of whether she is a member of a chartered chapter or chapter-at-large. Any increases in the international per capita fee do not affect this option. Lifetime members who are also Chapter-at-Large members do not pay the additional chapter-at-large portion of annual Chapter-at-Large dues. Lifetime memberships are available to all members of Sweet Adelines International. Sometimes a chapter or a region will honor a member by presenting her with a lifetime membership as a gesture of their esteem.

Transfer of Membership Current members transferring to another chorus don't pay additional fees.
A transferring member is one who transfers from one chapter to another. The transferring member retains continuous affiliation with the International organization. Members have the option of a 60-day transition period when transferring from one chapter to another. The transition period begins upon receipt of the "Request for Transition Membership Status" form at International Headquarters. Either the chapter or the member may submit this form. A member in transition relinquishes all chorus privileges, but she may compete in a quartet, serve on her Regional Management Team or the International Board of Directors, hold Regional or International office, or serve in a committee position. The chapter accepting a transferring member must submit a "New and/or Transfer of Membership" form to International Headquarters along with the membership card of the transferring member.

Chapter-at-Large Membership (CAL) $100 annually*
For those who choose not to belong to a chorus, membership at the regional and international levels can be obtained through chapter-at-large membership. This category is available to members and nonmembers alike and enables chapter-at-large members to perform and compete in a quartet at regional or international competitions, participate in regional and international educational opportunities, and enjoy all regional and international membership privileges. Currently, the chapter-at-large member pays the international per capita fee, regional assessment, and chapter-at-large dues. From the International organization, chapter-at-large members receive a membership card, a subscription to The Pitch Pipe, mailings from International Headquarters, member rates for International Convention registration and educational events, and discounts on purchases from International Sales. If a chapter-at-large member finds that she desires to join a chorus, she is eligible to transfer her membership without paying an additional per capita fee in the same fiscal year. Upon transfer, chapter-at-large membership automatically terminates.

If you are interested in joining as a quartet member only, Chapter-at-Large is the option for you. If you choose this option, you do not need to locate a chorus prior to joining. The international membership department will assist you with membership options outside of chorus membership. Call 800.992.7464 or 918.622.1444 and ask for membership, or send us an e-mail. Download the Chapter-at-Large Information Packet and Application. Now you can join online if you are new to the organization and want to join as a Member-at-Large or Chapter-at-Large. Simply click here to join today!

Member-at-Large Membership (MAL) $100 annually*
Member-at-large members are affiliated with and pay dues to the International organization. Member-at large members are not affiliated with a chapter or region and are not required to pay regional assessments; a member-at-large member may not compete or perform. From the International organization, member-at-large members receive a membership card, a subscription to The Pitch Pipe, mailings from International Headquarters, member rates for International Convention registration and educational events, and discounts on purchases from International Sales. 

If you are interested in being affiliated with the International organization only -- and not competing or performing with either a chorus or quartet -- Member-at-Large is the option for you. If you choose this option, you do not need to locate a chorus prior to joining. The international membership department will assist you with membership options outside of chorus membership. Call 800.992.7464 or 918.622.1444 and ask for membership, or send us an e-mail. Now you can join online if you are new to the organization and want to join as a Member-at-Large or Chapter-at-Large. Simply click here to join today!

Dual Membership
Dual membership allows members to join more than one chorus. Dual members may compete with all choruses of which they are a member and can be a part of any chorus whether it is in the same region or a different region. This allows members the flexibility to continue year-round Sweet Adelines activities, even if they move seasonally to a different location. Dual members are counted in all choruses of which they are paying members for chartering and rechartering purposes. 

For more information about any of these membership options, please contact the Membership Department at International Headquarters.

*Only International dues are listed. You may be required to pay additional Regional and Chapter dues as well.
**Satellite Area members pay $50 annually.

Patron Membership $200 annually
Patron members are affiliated with and pay dues to the International organization. Patron members are not affiliated with a chapter or region and are not required to pay regional assessments; patron members may not compete or perform. From the International organization, patron members receive a membership card, a subscription to The Pitch Pipe, and mailings from International Headquarters.

Patron members can be anyone (male or female) who wants to support Sweet Adelines International.

If you are interested in being affiliated with the International organization - or if you are a friend or spouse of a member and want to support the organization - a patron membership is the option for you. Simply click here to join today!

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