Our New Member Team
From the first moment you arrive and at every event thereafter, the San Diego Chorus New Member Team is standing by to answer questions and guide you through our rehearsal format and requirements. Section Leaders and our Director keep Guest familiarity levels in mind throughout rehearsals and special events.
In no time, you'll be well on your way to learning our Chorus repertoire and understanding the foundational aspects of a cappella singing and the barbershop sound. Along the way, we'll offer glimpses of the rich history of Sweet Adelines International and the San Diego Chorus.
You came, you sang, and you want to join! Now what? Never fear - our amazing Rookie Team has a full year of events and opportunities designed to support and equip you with musical production skills, chorus etiquette, connections and fun social events to help you navigate year one.
New Members of the San Diego Chorus are paired with a personal mentor. You'll have an opportunity to build a personal relationship with a Chorus veteran. This is one more way we ensure that you always have a friendly face, encouragement and someone nearby to guide you.
Making the Move from Guest to Member of the San Diego Chorus
After you’ve passed your auditions, you’ll submit a completed membership application. The Membership Coordinator presents your application to our Chorus Leadership Teams for review and approval. The Chorus then votes to approve your application for membership in the San Diego Chorus and Sweet Adelines International.
The San Diego Chorus is a dues-based nonprofit organization. We actively fundraise to offset member costs, primarily through grants and performances. Members pay monthly dues of $45 which includes local and international membership fees, coaching and the cost of music. Singers also incur some additional cost, such as costume accessories and individual registration fees and travel expenses associated with competitions and events.
Out of Towner (OOT) Membership
The San Diego Chorus also offers an "Out-Of-Town" (OOT) Membership. This unique tier of membership is subject to approval from our Director's Music Team (DMT).
We're proud to have members that join us virtually and in person from throughout Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. Weekly rehearsals are live streamed and available for viewing at your convenience.
Timely submission of qualification recordings to your section leader and visual coordinator as requested are mandatory. Quarterly attendance and real-time participation in Recharge Coaching weekends and other key events are required.
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