armony on the Sound Chorus Leadership


Harmony on the Sound Chorus thrives in part because of the commitment of the people in leadership. Our administration is made up of a ten person management team, and we also have an extensive music team that works with our director to ensure our members are comfortable with the product and singing to their best abilities.

 

 

Management Team

 

 

Mary-Ellen-Hass

Team Coordinator, Mary Ellen Hass

Facilitates team meetings. Acts as liaison between team and chapter, and between chapter and region/international headquarters. Oversees updating of chapter by-laws and standing rules.  Appoints nominating committee chair, reviews job descriptions and recommends revisions. Distributes weekly chapter newsletter. Oversees performance of team members.

 

 

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Master Director, Karen Sweeters

 

Oversees music programs, education, music selection, music team development, auditions, performance management, visual program, costuming, make-up and quartet promotion.

 

DanielleBlumner

Financial Coordinator Danielle Blumner

 

Collects dues, deposits and disburses all chapter monies, prepares monthly treasury report and yearly budget, arranges annual audit and prepares tax returns.

 

CorkyMontepara

Funds Development, Corky Montepara 

Gathers ideas for fundraising and implements campaigns. Oversees the flow of monies raised through all fundraising efforts, including performances.

 

PennySchroeder

Housing Coordinator, Penny Schroeder

 

Organizes rehearsal facilities, maintains storage room, provides schedule to riser coordinator, oversees set-up and breakdown of rehearsal hall and arranges transportation of risers as needed.

 

MichelleMontepara

Events Coordinator, Michelle Montepara

 

Coordinates retreats, organizes inter chapter social activities, facilitates registration for regional and international events and plans yearly installation dinner.

 

PattiLavernoich

Marketing Coordinator, Patti Lavernoich

Promotes & publicizes chapter events, develops community awareness, maintains chapter website, maintains mailing lists for chapter events, maintains media contact lists, submits articles for regional newsletter, works with membership on membership drives, oversees chorus merchandising efforts, approves all materials sent out to the public, organizes festival bookings, solicits performance opportunities.

 

RitaMarber

Performance Coordinator, Rita Marber

 

Oversees all aspects of performance preparation, such as communicating with venues and their personnel to coordinate lighting, sound, rehearsal times and costs.  

 

 Debbie McGrath

Membership Coordinator, Debbie McGrath

Oversees membership development, facilitates visitor orientation, facilitates new member registration & orientation, oversees big sister program and membership retention, insures communication with Sweet Adelines Headquarters, maintains chapter membership files, chapter membership list, chapter mailboxes, member name tags, chapter e-group, music file cabinet, visitor music notebooks, historical records and initiates secret pal program.

 

 

 SuzanneMajor

New Member Coordinator, Suzanne Major


Facilitates sunshine program, provides support for new members, transmits new members' questions and concerns to the management team, runs weekly business meeting and coordinates newbie classes.

 

 

Linda Polley

Secretary, Linda Polley

 

Takes minutes at the Management Team Meetings and at all chorus meetings.  Ensures that all MT members receive copies of the minutes and makes the same available to the chorus.  Keeps accurate files of minutes and other important chorus documents.

 

 

 

Music Team

 
Directing Team


The Director oversees the chorus educational plan and progress while the Associate Directors manage the Music Team.  Their responsibilities are split up in several ways.  One of which is:  Lisa coordinates progress of Tenor and Lead Sections, and Chris coordinates progress of Baritone and Bass Sections.

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 Karen Sweeters

Master Director

 

Lisa Giorgio

Associate Director

 Chris Bosse

Associate Director

 

The music team is run by a group called the "Hub."  It consists of several members who are experts in their areas.  They, along with the associate directors, meet regularly with the director and management team coordinator to discuss the business of the chorus as it applies to the music.  The hub coordinators are:

 

Pockets Coordinator

Wendy Cudmore

The HOTS Chorus is split up into smaller groups in each section called Pockets.  These groups are organized by geography, and each Pocket is assigned a leader from the music team who is responsible for ensuring their members are "Readied" by checking musical skills and note and word accuracy.  The Pocket Coordinator oversees all Pocket Leaders in the chorus for Readiness deadlines and Pocket work.  She meets with Pocket Leaders to make sure all leaders are following the same guidelines when informing members of the expectations of the Readiness Program.

WendyCudmore

 

Newbie Coordinator

Judy Lang

Organizes, plans and schedules education and immersion of new members and guests.  She oversees Guest Mentors, musical tools, and resources for the guests, including practice quartet preparation through audition.  She schedules, in conjunction with the Education Coordinator, Newbie Bootcamp.  Working with the New Member Coordinator, she acclimates new members to the musical side of the chorus.

JudyLang

 

Learning Media Coordinator

Linda Polley

Oversees all chorus learning media: video, learning recordings, music notation, and music library.  She coordinates music notation and learning recordings as needed after each coaching session, ensuring the chorus has the most up-to-date tools.  She also facilitates video recording of rehearsals, and she works with the Music Librarian to make sure the most current music is available at rehearsals.

Linda Polley

 

Visual and Character Coordinator

Kristen Walsh

Organizes a team to create a visual plan, including choreography, costuming and characterization.  She oversees the development in theses areas, ensuring deadlines are met in order for the chorus to receive the information in a timely manner.

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Hub/Music Team Secretary

Lorraine Mancini

Takes minutes at the Hub Meetings and at Music Team Meetings as needed.  Keeps accurate files of minutes and distributes as directed. Makes arrangements for coaches, coordinating their transportation and schedule.  Keeps track of the PVI schedule and any other needed materials needed by the Directing Team and Hub.

 

 

LorraineMancini

 

 

The music team members are:

 

 

 

    Annette Landry             WendyCudmore        PennySchroeder          MargaretJackins

      Annette Landry         Wendy Cudmore     Penny Schroeder       Margaret Jackins

        Tenor Coach                Lead Coach          Baritone Coach            Bass Coach

                                               

 

SueSchneider  JoanTreadwell

 Sue Schneider

Tenor

Pocket Leader

Joan Treadwell

Tenor

Pocket Leader

 

 

 

 

CorkyMontepara NoraKurimai Lynda Kupson  MaureenGulick

Corky Montepara

Lead

Pocket Leader

Nora Kurimai

Lead

Pocket Leader

Lynda Kupson

Lead

Pocket Leader

Maureen Gulick

Lead

Pocket Leader

 

EditeWeddle ColleenMcMorran

Edite Weddle

Baritone

Pocket Leader

Colleen McMorran

Baritone

Pocket Leader

 

 

 

PamSimon PattiLavernoich JeanFiorella

 Pam Simon

Bass

Pocket Leader

Patti Lavernoich

Bass

Pocket Leader

Jean Fiorella

Bass

Pocket Leader

 

 

In addition to our music team, we are fortunate to have the expertise of:

 

JaneTamarkin GinaKaiser 

Jane Tamarkin

Character and Performance Specialist,

Lyricist

Gina Kaiser

Visual Specialist, Choreographer,

Showmanship Judge


 

 
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