Once a Sweet Adeline, you’ll find the membership benefits innumerable. Many benefits are priceless – such as meeting friends who will end up being your sisters for a lifetime.

But for the dozens of other benefits you can touch and see, here’s a sampling of what you will receive!

Added Values

Community and Opportunity

  • Fun, social activities and a supportive community of friends
  • Official Sweet Adelines International membership ID card
  • Exciting opportunities to sing and entertain within your community and compete with the most talented barbershop singers in the world


  • Digital mastering of audio and video productions
  • Music publishing services with hundreds of barbershop arrangements in print
  • New music, approximately 10 arrangements a year, available in single-copy sheet music
  • New folios, also include learning media
  • Easy, medium and hard competition material, potential for three more folios of 8 to 10 arrangements in the near future
  • "Arrangers Home Study Guide" and "Arranging Concepts and Tool"
  • Distribution of CDs and DVDs for entertainment and education
  • Member discounts on special music arrangements by internationally recognized arrangers

Quality member education in the areas of:

  • Vocal production
  • Choreography
  • Musicianship
  • Stage direction
  • Costuming
  • Stage makeup
  • Chorus management
  • Arranging
  • Membership growth and retention
  • Personal growth and leadership

Training and certification programs in the areas of:

  • International Faculty, provides a high-quality curriculum at international events
  • International Judging, assures members that contest adjudicators are qualified and produce work that is consistent with the standards set by the organization
  • International Music Arrangers, provides a source of new music arrangements within the organization
  • Director Certification Program, designed to provide training and skill development to Sweet Adelines chorus directors and potential directors
  • Director Mentor Program, facilitates a pool of successful directors to mentor new or lower-achieving directors
  • Young Women in Harmony Program, acquaints young female singers with the barbershop style and provides music educators with free educational materials and music for junior high, high school and college-age singers


  • International Convention and Competition
  • International Quartet Competition
  • International Chorus Competition
  • Harmony Classic (small- and mid-size) Chorus Competition
  • Rising Star Quartet Contest
  • City tours created exclusively for attendees
  • Harmony Bazaar shopping area
  • Young Women in Harmony Festival
  • Music Education class with the reigning International Champion Chorus
  • Family chorus participation and performance
  • Regional management team forums and reception
  • Coronet Club Show
  • Contests in quartet and chorus singing at regional levels
  • Educational event planning for program participants and general members
  • A Cappella Harmony Academy


  • The Pitch Pipe, a quarterly printed and digital magazine
  • Chapter development aids
    • Real Guide to Growth handbook
    • "Chapter Guide"
    • "Policy Book"
    • "Steps Toward Chartering Booklets"
    • Member Handbook
    • Competition and performance guides
    • Competition Handbook
    • "Performance Level Guidelines"
    • "Guidelines for Regional Conventions"
    • Quartet Handbook
    • "Judging Category Description Book"
    • "On With the Show ... A Show Manual"
    • "Rising Star Guidelines"
    • Young Women in Harmony assistance:
    • "Guide for Chapters"
    • "Educator's Guide"
  • Regional Management Team resources
    • "Guide for Regional Standing Rules"
    • Regional Management Team Handbook
  • Program member specialty training
    • "Arranger's Home Study Guide and Arranging Concepts and Tools"
    • "Director's Resource Materials"
  • Newsletters
    • Forward Motion
    • International Beat
    • SPARK
    • Rising Star


  • Access to the international sales department, an educationally focused inventory of products and materials, including exciting and fun novelty items
  • Member recognition awards online store
  • Member discounts on sheet music, CDs, DVDs, books, brochures and merchandise


  • International Headquarters building in Tulsa, Okla.
  • Professional staff administering finance, communications, conventions, sales, corporate services, education, membership, music services and information technology
  • Phone support provided personally to members, Monday – Friday


  • Young Singers Foundation offers scholarships for vocal music students and grants for community vocal music programs and activities
  • The Overtone Society gives members the opportunity to financially support their love of Sweet Adelines International
  • Young Women in Harmony allows members to contribute to provide complimentary music and educational materials for music educators and schools


  • International website
  • Competition audio/video clips
  • International convention webcast
  • Promotional video clips
  • Chapter directory
  • Arranger search
  • International sales store
  • Document center
  • International convention and events information
  • Young Singers Foundation website
  • Young Women in Harmony
  • Press room
  • Competition results
  • Prospective member information
  • Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Cafepress, Flickr and LinkedIn

Members Only Web Portal

  • Marketing center
  • Education center
  • Chapter member reports
  • Regional membership reports
  • Quartet search and registration
  • Member profile
  • Event registrations
  • Archived Webinars
  • Digital issues of The Pitch Pipe