The Ladies - 2016 Rising Star Champions

Quincie Smith, tenor, Caroline Hunt, lead, Kimberly Newcombe, baritone, and Ashley Brockman, bass, make up the talented a cappella barbershop quartet known as The Ladies. This foursome was named as the champion quartet at Rising Star 2o16 in Auckland, NZ.

2017 International Education Symposium

IES is back better than ever with the Rising Star Quartet Contest, Mixed Harmony Contest, over 20 classes, Tom Carter, the BUZZ and Deke Sharon. Join us August 2-6, 2017 at the University of Maryland as we go back to the future.

Rising Star Quartet Contest

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 2:30-6:00 p.m.  Are you the four of the future? Rising Sar is back with IES and seeking the next International Rising Star Quartet. Mark your clendars for Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Mixed Harmony Quartet Contest

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7:30-10:00 p.m. This highly anticipated contest is a first for Sweet Adelines International. Ladies, grab your talented barbershop gents and let's do this thing!

Competitor entry for the Mixed Harmony and Rising Star Quartet Contests is now open! Contest questions? Please email

Contest Entry Update: On April 28, 2017, the Mixed Harmony Quartet Contest reached maximum capacity. While the contest is limited to 10 quartets, please note that additional contest entry forms received will be placed on a waiting list.

2017 Young Singers Foundation Silent Auction

The Young Singers Foundation Silent Auction preparation is underway. The committee is seeking donations to be a part of the annual fundraiser for the Foundation. If you would like more information about volunteering your time or donating items for the auction, email to get connected!

71st Annual Convention & Competition

Back in Las Vegas for our third and final year, join us at the MGM Grand October 9-14, 2017, and witness the world's best barbershop a cappella harmony. Third time's the charm!