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Rising Star Quartet Champions

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Rising Star Quartet Contest
Presenting... Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Quartet Champions

Since 1999, Sweet Adelines International has encouraged young quartet singers through the Rising Star Quartet Contest.

This adjudicated contest is open to both members and non-members age 25 and younger.

Rising Star allows young singers to experience the joy of performing vocal harmonies
and sharing their passion with friends old and new!

(Quartet members are listed by voice part, not as positioned in photo.)


The Valkyries, 2022

From Los Angeles, California (USA) made up of Gracie Lueck (Tenor), Therese Masangcay (Lead), Kayla Quilantang (Baritone), and Sarah Morehead (Bass).

Duly Noted, 2019 Rising Star Champions

From Fort Myers and Tampa, Florida (USA) made up of Raegan Stauffer (Tenor), Madison Slamka (Lead), Kaley Anna Raabe (Baritone), and Emily Hitt (Bass).

Hot Pursuit, 2018 Rising Star Champions

From Atlanta, Georgia; Rockville, Maryland; Los Angeles, California; and Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA) made up of Michaela Olson (Tenor), Tessa Walker (Lead), Melody Hine (Baritone), and Candra Rice (Bass).

Adrenaline, 2017 Rising Star Champions

From Colorado, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Tennessee (USA) made up of Maggie McAlexander (Tenor), Amanda Pitts (Lead), Jadyn Johnson (Baritone), and Sara Littlefield (Bass).

The Ladies, 2016 Rising Star Champions

From Fort Worth, Texas (USA) made up of Quincie Smith (Tenor), Caroline Hunt (Lead), Kim Newcomb (Baritone), and Ashley Brockman (Bass).

C'est La Vie, 2015 Rising Star Champions

From Scottsdale, Arizona (USA) made up of Caitlin Tervo (Tenor), Melanie Barker (Lead), Krista Moller (Baritone), and Taylor Daniels (Bass).

ClassRing, 2014 Rising Star Champions

From Kansas City, Kansas; Aldie, Virginia; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Fort Myers, Florida (USA) made up of Michaela Johnston (Tenor), Heather Krones (Lead), Mary Duncan Baritone), and Hailey Myatt (Bass).

GQ, 2012 Rising Star Champions

From Baltimore, Maryland (USA) made up of Amanda McNutt (Tenor), Ali Hauger (Lead), Katie Gillis (Baritone), and Katie MacDonald (Bass).

The Fource, 2011 Rising Star Champions

From Porirua, New Zealand made up of Knoxana Leasi (Tenor), Olivia Samuel (Lead), Georgina Peniamina (Baritone), and Theodora Esera (Bass).

Royal Blush, 2010 Rising Star Champions

From Seattle, Washington, made up of Elizabeth Bearss (Tenor), Heather-Jade Pase (Lead), Lexi Moroni (Baritone), and Jenny Allen (Bass).

Vogue, 2009 Rising Star Champions

From Nashville, Tennessee (USA), made up of Erin Cardin (Lead), Ruthie Harden (Tenor), Neyla Pekarek (Baritone), and Ashley Estrada (Bass).

Whole Lotta Harmony, 2008 Rising Star Champions

From Pikesville, Maryland (USA), made up of Barbara Reynolds (Tenor), Ali Hauger (Lead), Rachael Baird (Baritone), and Lauren Ambrosino (Bass).

Luminous, 2007 Rising Star Champions

From University City, Missouri (USA), made up of Lauren Robards (Tenor), Emma Harris (Lead), Casey Bazzell (Baritone), and Eleanor Mills (Bass).

Footnotes, 2006 Rising Star Champions

From Sylvania, Ohio (USA) made up of Erica Wagner (Tenor), Heather Pase (Lead), Lindsay Sanderson (Baritone), and Loren Kaminski (Bass).

UnderAge, 2005 Rising Star Champions

UnderAge (later renamed LoveNotes) from Sunnyvale, California (USA), made up of Brittany Gilmore (Tenor), Mia Dessenberger (Lead), Caitlen Smith (Baritone), and Mary Segura (Bass).

Tone Appétit, 2004 Rising Star Champions

From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA), made up of Katarina Nortz (Tenor), Lisa Maria Lopez (Lead), Sephra Osburn (Baritone), and Emerald Lessley (Bass).

BarbieShop, 2003 Rising Star Champions

From Tampa, Florida (USA), made up of Amber Crutchfield (Tenor), Lindsey Dosal (Lead), Elizabeth Bearss (Baritone), and Jenny Connelly (Bass).

Voice Activated, 2002 Rising Star Champions

Presenting...The 2002 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion Quartet, Voice Activated, made up of Alyssa Harris (Tenor), Karen Maney (Lead), Kristi Conner (Baritone, and Lindsay Chartier (Bass).

Backchat, 2001 Rising Star Champions

From Christchurch City, New Zealand, made up of Nicole Campbell (Tenor), Beth Cambell (Lead), Hannah Calder (Baritone), and Ruth Hope (Bass).

Sandstone, 2000 Rising Star Champions

From Columbus and Richmond, Michigan (USA), made up of Grace Schmidt (Tenor), Calista Conner (Lead), Erin D'Anne Willard (Baritone), and Colleen Riley (Bass).

Dazzling Diamonds, 1999

From Michigan (USA), made up of Kristen Dancisak (Tenor), Ashley Deming (Lead), Kelli Miller (Baritone), and Katie Beckett (Bass). The Dazzling Diamonds were the first-ever Rising Star Champion Quartet.

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