At Sweet Adelines International, we work diligently alongside the International Board of Directors to host exciting and innovative barbershop events and activities all over the world! 

Each year you will find a new variety of Sweet Adelines events ranging from educational seminars, youth contests, regional competitions, specialized training and an annual international convention.

Our goal is to provide our members and fellow barbershop enthusiasts with variety and a myriad of opportunities to experience the power of harmony using on-land and online technologies. The mission of Sweet Adelines International is to "harmonize the world," and each aspect of our events seeks to do just that!

Take a look at all we have planned for the upcoming year and beyond! Consider this your official invitation to check out these events and all that Sweet Adelines International has to offer. For more information, click the corresponding event logo. We look forward to seeing you soon!

2019 International Convention and Competition

Early Registration Open Now!
Travel with us to New Orleans for our 73rd Annual Convention and Competition! We invite you to join us September 16-21, 2019 for a week of harmony, education and competition at the Smoothie King Center. Gather with barbershop harmony fans from all over the world to listen to the best quartets and choruses in a city steeped in music history.

2019 International Education Symposium

“Sing and Celebrate” with us July 25-28 at Sweet Adelines’ 2019 International Education Symposium (IES). Immerse yourself in the world of barbershop harmony and join top Sweet Adelines' instructors: Sandy Marron, Judy Pozsgay, Paula Davis, Lynda Keever, Lori Lyford and the 2019 Queens of Harmony in Manchester, UK – a city bursting with music, art and history.

IES 2019 attendees will also be serenaded by the beautiful harmonies of the 2019 Rising Star Quartet competitors. It is a barbershop-packed event you won’t want to miss!

Registration opens January 8, 2019!

2019 Rising Star Quartet Contest

Enjoy the beautiful harmonies of the best up-and-coming youth quartets for the 2019 Rising Star Quartet Contest. Welcoming members and non-members age 25 and younger to compete for the Rising Star Quartet Champion title. The 2019 Rising Star Quartet Contest will be held on July 27, 2019 during IES 2019 in Manchester, UK.

Registration opens January 14, 2019

2019 Directors' and Visual Leaders’ Seminar

Join us in San Antonio August 8-10, 2019 for Directors' and Visual Leaders’ Seminar. Directors, Assistant Directors and Visual Leaders are welcome for this can’t miss training: “A Brand New Song and Dance!”

Registration opens January 7, 2019!

Long-range planning calendar (2019-2022) coming soon!