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Karen is a popular coach and teacher within Sweet Adelines Intl. She has achieved the level of "Master Faculty" (one of only four women in the organization to have achieved this goal) and "Master Director."
Karen has directed 3 choruses, ranking in the finals 6 times. She recently retired from directing Spirit of the Gulf, helping them win the coveted "Most Entertaining Chorus Award" three times. She has won 9 international quartet medals - including the championship with Jubilation in 1985 and with "the BUZZ" in 2005. Karen was International President of Sweet Adelines from 1998 - 1999. Karen has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Foreign Language and a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling. She lives in Jacksonville FL on the beautiful St. John's River with her husband Bob - also a barbershop quartet finalist. Since she began singing at age four with her family's professonal singing group, The Drummond Family Singers, music has truly been in Karen's heart and soul for all of her life.
Jeannie also received a gold medal singing bass with the 1992 champs City Lights and chorus gold with three time International Champions The Ramapo Valley Chorus under the direction of Renee Craig. Currently, Jeannie sings with The Harmony Celebration Chorus where she is an Assistant Director and Bass Section Leader. Jeannie is a successful chorus and quartet coach. She began singing and performing professionally at the age of 16. Jeannie and husband Brian are the proud parents of five children and make their home in Spring Lake, NJ. "Debbie Cleveland, lead, also sang lead in the 1994 International Champion Quartet "Showtime". She is on the International Faculty for Sweet Adelines, Int'l. and is a Coach and Soloist in her own right. Debbie has directed Youth Harmony Choruses in six states, and is the first female commentator of the men's Barbershop Harmony Society International contest webcast. By day, Debbie is the director of the "Superior" rated choral program at Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida, and is wife to Brett, and mom to Josh and Jenny - all three accomplished singers and performers." Nancy sang tenor with the 1992 Champion Quartet City Lights, with whom she traveled and performed extensively. She was an active member and section leader in the International Champion Ramapo Valley Chorus and in 2002 spent time singing and teaching vocal skills in China. Nancy makes her home in Malvern, Pennsylvania with her husband Cameron. She is a sought after coach and vocalist and works for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

 


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