Education is the passion and purpose of Sweet Adelines, helping each other grow as singers and spread the joy of music to others.

Our Passion. Our Purpose.

At Sweet Adelines, we consider music a great gift. And it’s a gift we want to pass on to others through the highest-quality education and instruction.

Barbershop 101

Learn more about the complex and rewarding genre of four-part barbershop harmony, a tradition Sweet Adelines has helped preserved for over 70 years!

Young Women In Harmony

Young Women In Harmony (YWIH) offers life-changing opportunities to youth and provides music educators with resources to include barbershop harmony in school music programs.

Scholarships & Education Grants
Scholarships & Education Grants

Thanks to the generous donations of our members and community support, Sweet Adelines International has awarded more than $1.1 million to preserve the barbershop art form.

Music Educator Award

The Sweet Adelines International Educator Award is presented each year to an outstanding music educator who has achieved excellence in her field and made exceptional contributions to promoting the barbershop style in schools.

Certification Programs

We offer several certification programs that members may take part in as they pursue programs that enrich their lives, as well as our organization. Click to see the different certification programs offered.