Rising Star Quartet Contest
Updated March 20, 2020: With deep regret, we announce that the 2020 Rising Star Quartet Contest will not be held at the 2020 International Education Symposium (IES). At this time, we still expect to hold the quartet competition, but the exact details are yet to be determined.
In light of rapidly changing information and the prospect that COVID-19 could potentially affect travel and gatherings for several more months, the Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors cancelled IES. For more information on the cancellation of IES, please visit www.sweetadelines.com/IES2020.
Quartets may still enter the contest! Sweet Adelines International welcomes members and non-members ages 25 and younger to compete in the 2020 Rising Star Quartet Contest. There are no qualifiers to be eligible to compete in the contest.
For a list of FAQs regarding Rising Star 2020, please see below.
We thank you for your support during this difficult time.
Contest Entry Now Open!
Contest entry forms accepted by mail or fax.
- Download the print-friendly Entry Form
- Since the filling of forms is not supported in your browser, you must first download the entry form, and then save it to your computer or device to complete.
Completed entry form and $100 USD non-refundable entry fee must be received by the Competition Department at Sweet Adelines International Headquarters by June 1, 2020. Entry forms received after the 20 competitor slots have been filled will be placed on a waiting list.
Coaching with the Stars
Contest entry gives your quartet access to Coaching with the Stars! You don’t have to figure it out alone... Learn from former international quartet champions and Rising Star champions. An interest form will be included in your contest entry welcome letter and once completed, you will be paired with two coaches to help your quartet prepare for the upcoming contest.
Coaching with the Stars includes:
- 1 hour of coaching from a past Sweet Adelines International quartet champion AND
- 1 hour of coaching from a past Rising Star quartet champion
Contest Order of Appearance
Drawing for order of appearance will be held once 20 competitor slots have been filled or June 19, 2020.
Quartets with an average member age of 16 or younger will be eligible for the Stars to Watch Award.
Prizes are awarded by the Young Singers Foundation, an official charity of Sweet Adelines International.
Contest Scoring Criteria, Rules and Regulations
- Rising Star Quartet Contest Scoring Level Descriptors
- Rising Star Quartet Contest Scoresheets
- Rising Star Quartet Contest Rules and Regulations
- Basic Criteria for Public Performance
- Choosing The Right Music - By Music Category Specialist Sharon Babb
2019 Rising Star Quartet Contest Recap
|View complete contest results and scores!|
Past Rising Star Quartet Contest Results & Performances
The Rising Star Quartet Contest will not be held at IES 2020. At this time, we still expect to hold the competition but the exact details are yet to be determined.
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