About Us

Get to know us a little better! Check out our music, our choruses and our community of singers.


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

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We are Sweet Adelines

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 that spans the globe connecting thousands of singers around the world in song. We’re dedicated to preserving the unique sound of a cappella barbershop harmony, sharing our passion for music and empowering our community in every area of their lives.

Want to know what Sweet Adelines is all about?

Take a look at the 2023 Membership Briefing to see what it's like to be part of our Sweet Adelines family.

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 singers from all nationalities and backgrounds to join in the joy of barbershop harmony.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We reject discrimination and unwaveringly strive toward greater awareness, openness, and understanding of each other.

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.

We'd love to hear from you!

View operational areas for each department to ensure your inquiry lands in the right place.

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