Are You the Four of the Future?

The 2017 Rising Star Quartet Contest is back with IES and seeking the four of the future.

Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017
2:30-6 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, STAMP Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, U.S.A.

Download the 2017 Rising Star Quartet Contest Information Packet and Entry Form 

Click here for the 2017 Rising Star Quartet Contest Interest Survey

Submit Entry Form and Fee to:

Sweet Adelines International
Attn: Competition Services
9110 S. Toledo Ave.
Tulsa, OK. 74137

Fax: 918-388-8083

The 2017 Rising Star Quartet Contest is an adjudicated barbershop quartet competition for women ages 25 and younger and is limited to 20 contestants with entries accepted in the order received. The entry fee is $100 USD per quartet and must accompany the 2017 Rising Star Quartet Contest entry form. Any member of a competing Rising Star Quartet who also registers for IES, sponsored by Sweet Adelines International, will receive a $25 discount on their collective Rising Star Quartet Contest entry fee. Competitors must submit both a 2017 Rising Star Quartet Contest entry form and a 2017 International Education Symposium registration form to receive the discount.

Stars to Watch Award: Special recognition will be given to the highest-scoring quartet whose average age is 16 or younger.

Prizes include:

First Place $2,000 USD
Second Place $1,000 USD
Third Place $500 USD

Prizes are awarded by the Young Singers Foundation, an official charity of Sweet Adelines International.

Stay in Touch: Click here for the Rising Star Quartet Contest Facebook page.

The Ladies
2016 Rising Star Champion Quartet

Did you catch The Ladies in the Oct. 2016 issue of The Pitch Pipe? Click here to view online!

Click here to watch The Ladies' performance on the International Stage in Las Vegas, Nev.

Congratulations to The Ladies! We can't wait to see what you will do next!

2016 Rising Star Quartet Contest, Auckland, NZ.

2016 Rising Star Quartet Contest Results

The Ladies, 2016 Rising Star Champion Quartet

Timbre, 2016 Rising Star 2nd Place Quartet

ZEAL, 2016 Rising Star 3rd Place Quartet

Visit our YouTube page to watch the entire 2016 Rising Star Quartet Contest!

Rising Star Quartet Contest Resources:

Rising Star Quartet Contest Scoring Level Descriptors
Rising Star Quartet Contest Scoresheets
Rising Star Quartet Contest Rules and Regulations 


Please contact Competition Services at Sweet Adelines International headquarters.

Email: • Phone: 918-388-8024 • Toll free: 800-922-7464

Any competitor interested in posting their Rising Star competition performance on YouTube, social media or their website must have Sweet Adelines International’s written permission before posting and sharing. Please complete this survey for permission.