Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 Regional Faculty


Music Faculty (alphabetically)

 


KayBromert










Kay Bromert

Member of Harmony Central Chorus and Kansas City Chorus, Certified Arranger, International Music Arrangers Program Coordinator, Sweet Adelines International - Approved Candidate Music Judge, Certified Director


Biography:  Degree in Music - taught K-8 for a total of 11 years, Harmony Central Chorus music team, Kansas City Chorus baritone section leader/music team


Areas of Expertise:

  • Music Arranging
  • Music Category/Interpretation/Performance
  • Coaching quartets & small choruses
  • Available to 'advise' on music choices and fixing arrangements
  • Music choices/legal issues



Dixie Dahlke

Dixie Dahlke

Chapter-at-Large, Sweet Adelines International - Certified Sound Judge


Biography: SAI member since 1969, Queen of Harmony 1975 (tenor, Front Office Four). International faculty member for 27 years, directed choruses in Regions 2,14, and 19, including a regional championship and scores over 600. Founded and directed Gateway Spotlight ChorUS in Region 5

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Coaching choruses & quartets
  • Teaching (Extensive class list available)
  • Judging Categories
  • Directing Skills
  • Vocal Production/Unit Sound
  • Rehearsal/Section Rehearsal Planning & Implementation
  • Training/Cultivating Music Leaders



Bev Hamilton Metro Mix

 







Bev Hamilton, Master Director of Metro Mix Chorus

Sound-Expression

 


ElizabethHardcastle

Elizabeth Hardcastle

Sound Celebration Chorus

 

Biography:  SAI member since 1968; Queen of Harmony 1986 (lead, Ambiance). Other International quartets – Four Star Edition (11th place), 1976; Audio Express (9th place) 1979; Voices Only (5th place), 2001; directed three Region 5 choruses

 

International Queens of Harmony - Coronet Club Show Team (2009-current); emcee for all venues (SAI, business, health, various); extensive webcast experience on International and Regional levels

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Coaching choruses and quartets
  • Teaching skills
  • Directing skills
  • Visual and vocal performance skills
  • Lyrical interpretation – finding, believing, and delivering the 'message'
  • Performance package planning/design/organization/execution
  • Show planning/production/execution in large or small venues
  • Long-range chorus planning (vision, music, shows, fundraising)
  • Inspirational/motivational speaking
  • Video archiving/professional video production
  • Webcast and emceeing skills (from organization to performance)

 


Jerilee Inghram City Voices

Jerilee Inghram 

Master Director of City Voices Chorus

 

Biography:  SAI member since 1970, directing choruses for over 34 years (three times on International Stage, three times at Harmony Classic); studied Vocal Pedagogy; former Director of Musical Activities in Region 20, former Showmanship Judge (17 years), Tenor of Starshine Quartet for 18 years (placed in top 10 at Int'l competition many times, 2nd in 1986).

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Private Voice Lessons/PVIs
  • Improving Vocal Skills Past the Basics
  • Chorus & Quartet Coaching
  • Section Leader Training
  • Basic Showmanship & Emotional Sell
  • Directing Skills
  • Visual Performance Coaching


SusanIves

Susan Ives

Director of Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus 

 

Biography:  Many years of music teaching experience, Director of TAU for 25 years; interest in promoting growth in the barbershop craft for both groups and individuals. Two-time International Queen of Harmony (lead, Classic Edition and Zing!). 2017 International 9th place quartet medalists (lead, Pizzazz!).

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Coaching Choruses & Quartets
  • Sound & Expression Coaching
  • Studied JCDB Handbook of Judging Categories


MoiraMcgee

Moira McGhee

St Louis Harmony Chorus Choreographer, Visual Enhancement


Biography:  Second generation dancer since the age of three, professional performer in the U.S. and abroad, retired from owning three performing arts studios. SAI member for over 10 years with a passion for creating outstanding entertainment continues studies for SAI choreographers; twice attended "Step Ahead" in Toronto and AHA in Oklahoma. Guest faculty (choreography) for Region 4 and Region 5 music schools. 2016 former Assistant Choreographer/ Repetiteur for Ambassadors of Harmony; coach for various choruses and quartets, area panel judge for the Barbershop Harmony Festival; participation in 5 International Competitions, Professional Showmanship/Dance Technique Judge for various national dance organizations.

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Passionate, focused & artistic
  • Decision maker/problem solver with special ability to coach & mentor others
  • Achieves goals with persistent discipline & passion for the artists' best interests
  • Calm disposition in stressful or demanding situations
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Over 30 years as a successful, well organized coach/choreographer/teacher
  • Extensive Class List for your next Music Retreat




AnnetteWallace

Annette Wallace

Director of Acappella Omaha Chorus, SAI Expression Judge, 2017-2018 Education Director

 

Biography:  B.S., Music in Education - Vocal & Instrumental Music, SAI member since 1990, lead section leader/website administrator for Acappella Omaha Chorus; Lead, Fever! Quartet (multi-year regional medalist)

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Chorus & Quartet Coaching
  • Vocal Production/Sound/PVIs
  • Expression Category
  • Singing with Expression/Music Interpretation
  • Education Information/Internationally funded visits
  • Director Certification Program (DCP)



LisaWoolridge

Lisa Woolridge

Chapter-at-Large, Boonslick Chordbusters Chorus Director, Barbershop Harmony Society


Biography:  SAI member since 1978. Barbershop Harmony Society member since 2014. Studied theatre arts and dance in college. Attended International Education Symposiums numerous times and Harmony University (2015, 2016). Choreographer for a variety of choruses and quartets, many chorus and regional leadership positions, Assistant director for many years; variety of quartets.

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Script writing
  • Vowel Formants to increase ring and wall of sound
  • Releasing tension – the 4 musketeers of tension
  • Choreography – how to create and teach
  • Vocal exercises
  • Coaching visual and vocal
  • Helping you find your BEST voice
  • Vocal Production



SandiWright

Sandi Wright

Retired master director of St. Louis Harmony Chorus; Certified Showmanship Judge, Associate Member, Harmony Incorporated - Certified Performance Judge

 

Biography:  SAI member since 1969, Queen of Harmony 1978 (bari, Tetrachords) and 1986 (bari, Ambiance).  Sweet Adelines International Faculty, 9 regional quartet championships and 15 regional chorus championships.

Harmony Incorporated member since 1998, two international silver medals and one bronze medal in quartets.

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Coaching choruses & quartets
  • Teaching (extensive class list available at www.sandiwright.com)
  • Judging Categories - You Be the Judge
  • Visual and Vocal Performance Skills
  • Directing Skills
  • Rehearsal/Section Rehearsal Planning & Implementation
  • Training/Cultivating Music Leaders
  • Grantwriting
  • Quartet Workshops
  • Marketing to Women of Today

 


 

International Funded Visit – “definition”

Eighteen internationally-funded education visits to chartered chapters are allocated per year to Region 5. The focus of internationally-funded visits is education in both the musical and administrative areas, membership development, assessment of the health, stability and/or needs of the chorus, building relationship and connection with regional choruses and their members, and for discovering and developing potential leaders. Internationally-funded visits should not be used for “get acquainted” visits.

Sweet Adelines International supports all choruses through the Chapter Assistance Program.  Contact the Education Director, Annette Wallace, for more information

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