Queens college + Rising Star+ Diamond Division Quartet

Basic event info
Event date: 
Jul 13 2023 - 10:00am to Jul 15 2023 - 5:00pm
United States
Texas US
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Rising Star Quartet Contest

July 14, 2023


Contest Entry Now Open!

Are you ready? There's only 15 slots available so get your entry in early!

Download the Contest Entry Form!

You could win!

Prizes are as follows: 1st place, $2,000; 2nd, $1000; 3rd, $500 (all in USD). The highest scoring quartet, whose average age is 16 or under, will win the Stars to Watch Achievement Award.

Rising Star Quartet Contest

    Contest Entry, Eligibility and Regulations

    Completed entry form and the $125 USD entry fee must be received by the Competition Department at Sweet Adelines International Headquarters by June 5, 2023.

    • Entry fees are non-refundable.
    • Entry forms accompanied with payment will be accepted in the order they are received.

    The Rising Star Quartet Contest is for women ages 25 and under.

    Contest Rules and Regulations (Download!)
    Be sure to download the Contest Rules and Regulations for all the details! Such as... There are no qualifiers to compete and quartet personnel do not have to be members of Sweet Adelines International, etc.


    Song Selection Requirements* and Resources

    In accordance with our guiding principles on the Culture of Belonging and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Sweet Adelines International rejects any song with racist lyrics, messages or history, and we consider them unacceptable for performance in any setting.

    *Prior to their performance, all songs performed by competitors are required to receive an admissible rating through the Song Assessment Tool. The arrangements performed must be listed in the Song Evaluation Database (or Parodies list available to judges) as a YES (Yes, Yes: Note, Yes: Caution, Yes: Lyrics). Any arrangement performed in contest that is found to have NOT received a YES rating or that does not heed the stipulations noted for Yes: Lyrics and Yes: Caution ratings will result in the performer being disqualified. 

    • To verify that your song is admissible, consult the Song Evaluation Database.
    • If your song(s) are not listed in the Song Evaluation Databaseyou will need to submit your song to the Song Assessment Team. To submit your song, fill out the Submission Form.
    • For song evaluation questions, please contact [email protected].

    Choosing music for competition is sometimes challenging, but finding the song and arrangement that best fits your vocal capabilities and knowledge of what makes for strong barbershop competition material will be key to your success in competition!

    Take advantage of the following resources:

    Eisemann Center for Performing ArtsWhen and Where!

    The Rising Star Quartet Contest will take place at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts on Friday, July 14, 2023.

    Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
    2351 Performance Dr. Richardson, TX 75082

    Photo Copyright: Charles D. Smith, Eisemann Center for Performing Arts

    Sweet Adelines Rising Star Quartet Contest will be held in conjunction with The Coronet Club's Queens' College. Event Registrations for Queens' College are sold strictly through The Coronet Club. Find details on The Coronet Club website, www.coronetclub.org.

    Rising Star Quartet Contest attendee registration will be organized through Sweet Adelines International. Details will be released closer to contest.


    There are two airports in the Dallas area. Dallas Love Field Airport is 16 miles whereas Dallas Fort Worth Int'l Airport (DFW) is 27 miles from the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. Be sure to take ride share fees (Uber, Lyft, Taxi) and your hotel location into consideration when selecting your airline and booking your flights. For assistant with flight reservations, contact Sweet Adelines exclusive provider Journey House Travel.

    Places to Stay

    Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel
    900 E Lookout Dr., Richardson, TX 75082
    Phone: 1-972-367-2000

    Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas/Richardson
    2250 N. Glenville Drive, Richardson, TX 75082
    Phone: 1-972-231-9800

    Sonesta ES Suites Dallas Richardson
    1040 Waterwood Dr, Richardson, TX, 75082
    Phone: 1-972-669-5888

    Element Dallas Richardson
    2205 N Glenville Dr, Richardson, TX 75082
    Phone: 1-972-833-4974

    2022 Rising Star Quartet Contest Results & Performances

    Congratulations to The Valkyries, 2022 Rising Star Quartet Champions! (Pictured above)

    Check out the contest recap:


    Contest Questions?

    For questions about the Rising Star Quartet Contest, please contact [email protected].