About Us

Get to know us a little better! Check out our music, our choruses and our sisterhood here.

Over 70 Years of Sisterhood.

Founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1945, Sweet Adelines started as a small group of women who loved to sing. Since then, it has evolved into an organization of nearly 21,000 singers, connecting women around the world in one sisterhood. We’re dedicated to preserving the unique sound of a cappella barbershop harmony, sharing our passion for music and empowering women in every area of their lives.

Mission, Vision & Guiding Principles

With input from our members, we developed our Mission and Vision Statements and Guiding Principles to communicate the purpose, values, and hopes of Sweet Adelines International.

Our Board

Meet our International Board of Directors: Twelve women serving as champions for the organization who ensure Sweet Adelines remains innovative, fresh and thriving.


Sweet Adelines International is separated into 24 regions that span the globe. They welcome women of all nationalities and backgrounds to join in the joy of barbershop harmony.

Barbershop 101

Barbershop harmony is not a single melody. It’s four-part, a cappella harmony—one of the most rewarding accomplishments of a vocal ensemble.

Gifts & Giving

Support what can’t be bought: the musical community, the family and the life-changing opportunities made possible by this organization. You can donate by phone, mail or online for your convenience.