Starting a Quartet
Have you ever dreamed about being in a Quartet, but don't know where to start? Here are some ideas for you:
- If time permits, sing in pick-up quartets after chorus rehearsals to get the feel of what it is like to sing with 3 other people.
- Go to a Region 2 Fall Regional Weekend or Spring Regional Weekend and sing in pick-up quartets. This will give you an opportunity to sing with women beyond just your own chorus.
- If you already found 1 or 2 people to sing with and are looking to add another person to make a quartet, send an email to the Region 2 webmaster to put a Quartet Member Wanted ad in the Classifieds Section of the Region 2 website to help you find that person.
- Consider going to a Quartet Workshop - A Quartet Workshop is an opportunity for quartets to learn from the coaches that are brought in specifically to focus on them and is attended by not only quartets, but also people who are interested in perhaps being in a quartet someday.
Once you have 4 women and are ready to work on being a Quartet, go to the Sweet Adelines International site for more insight - click on links that are highlighted.
You must be logged on to the Members Only side of the Sweet Adelines International site to retrieve the following info:
- Start by reading the Guidelines to Forming a Quartet.
- Go to the Education Center - Directors/Quartets
The Seminar Handouts section of the Education Center will have articles such as:
Quartet Skills for New Quartets that talk about
Quartet Rehearsals: Planning and Strategy
- Choose a song to sing and use this checklist for assistance in choosing the one that will work for your quartet
Once you are ready to form an official Sweet Adelines quartet, go to:
- Go to the Quartet Information Page
This will provide the following info:
- Quartet Name Search
- Quartet Registration/Renewals & Fees
- New Quartet Registration
- Quartets (Renewal)
As you will see from reading the New Quartet Registration section (above) To become an active, registered Sweet Adelines Quartet, you must first register your quartet's name online thru the Members Only section of the Sweet Adelines International website (note - you may need to login a 2nd time to see this).
This will require that you have chosen a quartet name as well as 2 other alternate name choices if your prime choice is not available. You will be asked for the quartet contact information as well as names and Member ID# of each quartet member, as well as the chapter name and region for each person. You will be able to pay online at that point for the quartet registration using Visa, MasterCard or Discover and the fee is currently $80.