Calling all Quartets! 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.
Contest entry forms accepted January 2–June 1, 2020.
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. If two or more members of the quartet are registered to attend IES 2020, $50 of the competition entry fee is waived and will be refunded once verified by Sweet Adelines International. Entry forms received after the 20 competitor slots have been filled will be placed on a waiting list.
- Contest entry form coming soon!
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
Sweet Adelines International
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