Do you have the talent and desire to become a member of Wasatch A Cappella? We hope so, because we are always looking for new members to share our love of barbershop singing.  Passing your audition is facilitated by your own personal riser buddy and recordings of our repertoire. One of the wonderful things about our organization is the quality of musical education our members receive. You will grow as a singer in ways you never thought possible.  Don't wait any longer to develop your talent and share it with others.  

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Wasatch A Cappella is an Affiliate of Sweet Adelines International, a place to grow as a singer, and as a woman, as a leader and as a friend. Find your voice, find yourself and a find a lifelong sisterhood!

We are excited to have you join us!

***The COVID-19 pandemic has altered some of the items below. We are meeting in person again, but sometimes wearing face masks during rehearsals. Our policy is tied to the CDC guidelines for the transmission level of Salt Lake and Davis Counties.  If the transmission level is HIGH, masks are required.  For MEDIUM transmission, masks are recommended.  For LOW transmission, masks are optional.***

We prepare for annual competitions and perform 3-5 times per year. Participants often form quartets for more performance opportunities. 

Here is  what you can expect when you arrive  at your first  rehearsal:

  1. Someone will help you decide which part you will sing and assign you a "riser buddy" who sings the same  part. You can join them on the risers or listen from a chair until you are comfortable.
  2. You will  be provided a guest book of the printed music for you to use at  rehearsal each week. 
  3. A member of the music team will send you recordings of the audition song and the  songs we are currently  working on.  Ask for help as needed.
  4. When you are ready to audition, notify the music team leader who will schedule a time for the team to stay after rehearsal for your audition.
  5. Audition is a time for support and feedback. If  you have limited background knowledge and experience, support will be provided to help you meet your goals.

Once you are a member of the chorus you will be sent an email with your login information to access the member only portal of this website. (This  can only be shared with members, according to our copyright agreement.) Below are your next steps:

  1. Log into the site and upload your photo and information.
  2. Review the information on the "dashboard" and locate the music tracks
  3. ***** provides easy access to play the  music and sing along. 
  4. Purchase a 3-ring binder and tabs. Print copies of the music from the current repertoire on the website and alphabetize the songs in your binder. Bring your binder every week. You must have your binder with you to pass off songs.
  5. Read these documents from the websitedocument section: How to learn a song from a recording
  6. Review the recent blog posts from the director and the music team leader for their direction on learning the music.
  7. Join Sweet Adelines International and Mountain Jubilee Chorus by paying national and local dues and fees. ($150 every 3 months)

Every week

  1. Read the emails and follow instructions from the director, music team leader and others.
  2. Review information in the Recent News page and the "dashboard" of the website.
  3. Listen to the music regularly. While driving, in the shower or cooking… you may find yourself dancing along.
  4. Practice regularly in a routine that works for you such as 10 minutes a day, or 20 minutes a few times a week. (More time may be needed when learning a new song or if you are new to singing with a chorus.)

Additional information 

  • Each section is assigned a team leader. Ask your team leader for help as needed.
  • You will be assigned a place to stand on the risers. Your riser buddies are also happy to help.
  • You will receive an invoice for dues and fees by email with payment instructions.
  • Costumes are provided on loan and covered by your costume fee. Standardized make-up is part of the costume.

Dues to participate

  • Participants pay dues of $170 per quarter to participate. Payments may be made monthly or quarterly
  • Dues cover membership in the Sweet Adelines International organization, Region 8 division and Wasatch A Cappella operational expenses such as insurance, director fees and coaches. 

What is Barbershop?

Barbershop is the musical art of four-part vocal harmony with no instrumental accompaniment. Traditional barbershop is different from modern a cappella singing in that its music clearly denotes a tonal center with emphasis on Barbershop (dominant and secondary dominant) seventh chords that resolve primarily around the circle of fifths. Barbershop music is also known for its symmetrical form and standard meter. For more information go to:

What is Sweet Adelines International (SAI)?

Sweet Adelines, International is a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women at over 23,000 members. For more information go to:


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