Your life will be changed forever when you become a member of Sweet Adelines International! Whether you want to join a chorus or simply be affiliated with this life-changing organization, the choice is yours – explore our membership options to become involved today!

Who Do I Contact?

Because Sweet Adelines International is a singing/performing organization, we do not offer full-chapter membership via online. Auditioning procedures, membership guidelines and rehearsal requirements are part of a member’s application process and vary from chorus to chorus, so find a local chorus near you to contact the members listed and begin your membership journey.

Chapter-at-Large & Member-at-Large

If you are not wanting to join and perform with a chorus, explore our Chapter-at-Large and Member-at-Large membership options. These options are available to sign up 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! If you are a current member of the organization and would like to transfer to Member-at-Large or Chapter-at-Large, click here to transfer today!

Membership Options

Full Membership - $90 annually**
Full membership entitles a member to all educational, performance and competition benefits provided by the organization. A full membership includes:

  • Membership of a chorus, a region and the international organization
  • Membership card from International Headquarters
  • Subscription to The Pitch Pipe and mailings from international
  • Member rates for international convention registrations and educational events, as well as discounts on purchases from international sales
  • Education regarding vocal production, music, choreography, stage production, costuming, makeup and much more in the exciting entertainment field

Youth Membership - $45 annually*

  • Open to females 25 years or younger 

*International Headquarters does not have a minimum age requirement, but there may be one determined by your chorus. Additional chorus rules may apply. (I.e., some chapters require chaperones to travel with youth members for out-of-town performances.)

  • Receives full-membership privileges
  • 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 membership details to note:

  • Must pay the full international per capita fee and regional assessments
  • May belong to, perform with and compete in quartets
  • Can reapply for regular membership at any time, following the membership and audition procedures established by the chapter
  • Eligible to receive a membership card from International Headquarters
  • Receive subscription to The Pitch Pipe and mailings from International Headquarters
  • Enjoy member rates for international convention registration and educational events, as well as 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. Lifetime membership details:

  • Available to all members of Sweet Adelines International
  • Valid for the life of the individual, regardless of whether she is a member of a chartered chapter or Chapter-at-Large
  • 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
  • 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
  • Membership may be bought by a chapter or region to honor a member by presenting her a lifetime membership as a gesture of their esteem

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 existing and new members 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. Chapter-at-Large members:

  • Pay the international per capita fee, regional assessment, and Chapter-at-Large dues
  • Receive a membership card, a subscription to The Pitch Pipe and mailings from International Headquarters
  • Enjoy member rates for international convention registration and educational events and discounts on purchases from international sales

Note: 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.


Member-at-Large Membership (MAL) - $100 annually*
Member-at-Large members are affiliated with and pay dues to the international organization but may not compete or perform. Member-at Large members are not affiliated with a chapter or region and are not required to pay regional assessments. Member-at-Large members:

  • Receive a membership card, a subscription to The Pitch Pipe and mailings from International Headquarters
  • Enjoy member rates for international convention registration and educational events and discounts on purchases from international sales

Note: 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. You can send us an email or join online -- simply click here to join today!

Patron Membership - $200 annually
Patron members are affiliated with Sweet Adelines International 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. Patron members:

  • Can be anyone (male or female) who wants to support Sweet Adelines International
  • Receive a membership card, a subscription to The Pitch Pipe and mailings from International Headquarters

Note: 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!

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.

  • The transition period begins upon receipt of the "Request for Transition Membership Status" form at International Headquarters
  • Either the chapter or 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 transfer the member via the online process or submit a "New and/or Transfer of Membership" form to International Headquarters

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
  • Can be a part of any chorus whether it is in the same region or a different region
  • Have the flexibility to continue year-round Sweet Adelines activities, even if they move seasonally to a different location
  • Be counted in all choruses of which they are paying members for chartering and rechartering purposes

Quartet Only?

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 emailDownload the Chapter-at-Large Information Packet and Application.

*Only International dues are listed. You may be required to pay additional regional and chapter dues as well.
**Satellite area members pay $50 annually.

Questions?

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