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Benefits of Membership

Membership in Sweet Adelines International provides unlimited opportunities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Members benefit from the following programs and services:


  • Digital mastering of audio and video productions
  • Music publishing services, with hundreds of barbershop arrangements in print
  • New music, approximately 10 arrangements, available in single-copy sheet music a year
  • New folios, also include learning media
  • Easy, medium and hard competition material, potential for three more folios of 8 to 10 arrangements in the near future
  • Arrangers Home Study Guide and Arranging Concepts and Tool
  • Distribution of compact discs and DVDs for entertainment and education
  • Member discounts on special music arrangements by internationally recognized arrangers

Training and certification programs in the areas of:

  • International Faculty, provides a high-quality curriculum at international events
  • International Judging, assures members that contest adjudicators are qualified and produce work that is consistent with the standards set by the organization
  • International Music Arrangers, provides a source of new music arrangements within the organization
  • Director Certification Program, designed to provide training and skill development to Sweet Adelines chorus directors and potential directors; Director Mentor Program provides a pool of successful directors to mentor new or lower-achieving directors
  • Young Women in Harmony Program, acquaints young female singers with the barbershop style and provides music educators with free educational materials and music for junior high, high school and college age singers

Quality member education in the areas of:

  • Vocal production
  • Choreography
  • Musicianship
  • Stage direction
  • Costuming
  • Stage makeup
  • Chorus management
  • Arranging
  • Membership growth and retention
  • Personal growth and leadership

International Convention and Competition:

  • International Quartet Competition
  • International Chorus Competition
  • Harmony Classic (Small and Mid-size) Chorus Competition
  • Rising Star Quartet Contest
  • City tours created exclusively for attendees
  • Harmony Bazaar shopping area
  • Young Women in Harmony Festival
  • Music Education class with the reigning International Champion Chorus
  • Family chorus participation and performance
  • Regional Management Team forums and reception
  • Coronet Club Show
  • Contests in quartet and chorus singing at regional levels
  • Educational event planning for program participants and general members
  • Member registration discounts for International convention and educational events


  • The Pitch Pipe, a quarterly printed and digital magazine
  • Chapter development aids:
    •  Real Guide to Growth handbook
    •  Chapter Guide
    •  Policy Book
    •  Steps Toward Chartering Booklets
    •  Member Handbook

Competition and performance guides:

  •    Competition Handbook
  •    Performance Level Guidelines
  •    Guidelines for Regional Conventions
  •    Quartet Handbook
  •    Judging Category Description Book
  •    On With the Show ... A Show Manual
  •    Rising Star Guidelines

Young Women in Harmony assistance:

  •    Guide for Chapters
  •    Educator's Guide

Regional Management Team support:

  •    Guide for Regional Standing Rules
  •    Regional Management Team Handbook

Program member specialty training:

  •    Arranger's Home Study Guide and Arranging Concepts and Tools
  •    Director's Resource Materials


  •    Forward Motion
  •    International Beat
  •    The Pipeline
  •    Rising Star


  • International Sales, an educationally focused inventory of products and materials, including exciting and fun novelty items
  • Member Recognition Awards online store
  • Member discounts on sheet music, CDs, DVDs, books, brochures and merchandise


  • International headquarters building in Tulsa, Okla.
  • Professional staff administering finance, communications, conventions, sales, corporate services, education, membership, music services and information technology
  • Phone support provided personally to members, Monday - Friday


  • Young Singers Foundation, offers scholarships for vocal music students and grants for community vocal music programs and activities
  • Overtone Society, offers members the opportunity to financially support their strongest link to Sweet Adelines International
  • Young Women in Harmony, allows members to contribute to this program which provides complimentary music and educational materials for music educators and schools

International website:

  • Competition audio/video clips
  • International Convention Webcast
  • Promotional video clips
  • Chapter directory
  • Arranger search
  • International Sales
  • Document Center
  • International convention and events
  • Young Singers Foundation Web site
  • Young Women in Harmony
  • Press room
  • Competition results
  • Prospective member information
  • Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Cafepress, Flickr and LinkedIn

Members Only Web portal

  • Marketing Center
  • Education Center
  • Chapter member reports
  • Regional membership reports
  • Quartet search and registration
  • Member profile
  • Event registrations
  • Archived Webinars
  • Digital issues of The Pitch Pipe


  • Official, personalized Sweet Adelines International Membership ID cards
  • Exciting opportunities to sing and entertain within your community and compete with the most talented barbershop singers in the world
  • Fun social activities and a supportive community of friends

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