To encourage young women age 25 and under to develop mastery of their singing technique and to experience the thrill of performing four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style, Sweet Adelines International sponsors two competitions for youth ensembles.

Membership in the organization is not required to participate.

Rising Star Interest Survey (Click here to sign up for information regarding Rising Star.)

Rising Star Quartet Contest

Sweet Adelines International is excited to partner with Region #21 for the 2015 Rising Star Quartet Contest on Aug. 8, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

For more information, email Music Services or click here.


YWIH Video Chorus Contest

Young Women In Harmony teaches emerging voices the skills, joy and rewards of performing and singing four-part harmony, barbershop style. This video contest allows young women singers the opportunity to experience the joy of performing this American vocal music art form.

Awards include cash prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500 for the first, second and third place winners of the YWIH Video Chorus Contest. All three winners will also receive a copy of the Young Women in Harmony Competition Music Folio.

All members of the chorus must be age 25 or younger. The choruses must have at least 15 members and all four voice parts must be represented.

The contest will be by video (DVD) submission on June 1, 2015, register here. Click here to find the YWIH Chorus Contest Rules and Regulations. For more information, click here.

YWIH Interest Survey (click here to sign up for information regarding Young Women In Harmony)


For more information about international YWIH competitions, contact Music Services: katie@sweetadelines.com