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Sweet Adelines 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.
International Convention and Competition
International Convention and Competition is held each year during late September, October or early November. It provides both a competition arena and an educational experience for members. Barbershop harmony fans from all over the world gather to listen to the best quartets and choruses from each region as they compete for the international championship. Click here to go to the Denver Convention Page or here to find international competition scores, orders of appearances and other resources.
Regional competition provides each chorus and registered quartet the opportunity to measure its achievement in the performance of barbershop harmony. Regional competition winners qualify to compete in international competitions. Click here to find regional competition scores, orders of appearances and other resources.
Harmony Classic Competition
The Harmony Classic Competition showcases the organization’s ten best small and mid-sized choruses competing in 12-15 minute performance packages. Click here to find Harmony Classic competiton scores, orders of appearances and other resources.
Young Women In Harmony Video Chorus Contest
Young Women In Harmony teaches emerging voices the skills, joy and rewards of performing and singing four-part harmony, barbershop style... This video contest allows young women singers the opportunity to experience the joy of performing this American vocal music art form.
Awards include cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500 for the first, second, and third place winners of the YWIH Video Chorus Contest. All three winners will also receive a copy of the Young Women in Harmony Competition Music Folio.
The contest will be held by video (DVD) submission on June 1, 2013. Click here to find the 2013 YWIH Chorus Contest Rules and Regulations.