Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 Regional Faculty

Music Faculty (alphabetically)



Kay Bromert

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


Degree in Music - has taught K-8 at various times for a total of 11 years, Music Team member for Harmony Central Chorus, Baritone Section Leader/Music Team for Kansas City Chorus

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



Member of Sweet Adelines International since 1969, Queen of Harmony 1975 - Front Office Four - Tenor, Served as a member of International Faculty for 27 years, Has directed choruses in Regions 2,14, & 19, including a regional championship and scores over 600. Founded & 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, Sound-Expression



Elizabeth Hardcastle

Sound Celebration Chorus



Member of SAI since 1968 – Queen of Harmony 1986, Ambiance (lead). Other International quartets –Four Star Edition (11th place), 1976; Audio Express (9th place) 1979; Voices Only (5th place medalist), 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 

City Voices Chorus - Director




Member of Sweet Adelines International since 1970, Directing choruses for over 34 years - 3 times on International Stage & 3 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 - placing as high as 2nd at International


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


Susan Ives

Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus - Director




Many years of music teaching experience, Director of Topeka Acappella Unlimited for nearly 25 years, Interest in promoting growth in the barbershop craft for both groups & individuals. Two-time International Queen of Harmony - singing Lead with Classic Edition and Zing!  Current International Top Ten Medalist singing Lead with HEAT Quartet.


Areas of Expertise:

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


Moira McGhee

St Louis Harmony Chorus Choreographer, Visual Enhancement


Second generation dancer since the age of three, professional performer in the U.S. and abroad, retired from owning three Performing Arts Studios and a member of Sweet Adelines for ten years with a passion for creating outstanding entertainment continues studies for choreographers of Sweet Adelines- twice attending "Step Ahead" in Toronto and AHA in Oklahoma. Guest Faculty for Region 4 Winter Warmup Music School and Tributes to the Top. Region 5 Choreographer for the Battle of Barbershop, '16 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


Annette Wallace

Acappella Omaha Chorus - Assistant Director, Sweet Adelines International Expression Judge, RMEducation Coordinator




Bachelor of Music in Education - Vocal & Instrumental Music, Member of Sweet Adelines International since 1990, Lead Section Leader/Website Administrator for Acappella Omaha Chorus, Lead of 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)


Lisa Woolridge

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



Member of Sweet Adelines International since 1978. Member of Barbershop Harmony Society since 2014. Studied Theater Arts and Dance in college. Attended International Education Symposiums numerous times and Harmony University last 2 years. 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


Sandi Wright

St. Louis Harmony Chorus - Director, Sweet Adelines International - Certified Showmanship Judge, Associate Member, Harmony Incorporated - Certified Performance Judge




Member of Sweet Adelines International since 1969, Queen of Harmony 1978 - Tetrachords and 1986 - Ambiance - Baritone. Sweet Adelines International Faculty, Master Director (St. Louis Harmony Chorus), 9 regional quartet championships and 15 regional chorus championships.

Member of Harmony Incorporated 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 Coordinator, Annette Wallace, for more information

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