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Leadership

Certified Director: Lynne Peirce

Lynne Peirce Lynne Peirce became the director of the Voices in Harmony Chorus in January 2005.  A Sweet Adeline since 1985 and front line director for the past ten years, Lynne brings an array of experience and an abundance of enthusiasm to her role.

A certified musical director in both the Sweet Adelines (2005) and men’s Barbershop Harmony Society (2002), Lynne is an active performer, competitor, coach, emcee, script writer and music arranger.  Lynne has served the local Sweet Adeline regions as Vice Regent, Chapter Coordinator, Administrative Education Coordinator, founder and director of the Mother-Daughter Chorus and as a member of both the music and administrative faculty. Currently Lynne is on the Region 2 music faculty as a chorus director instructor and serves Region 17 as Administrative Education Coordinator.

Lynne sang bass in the 1991 and 1993 Regional Champion quartet "Accolade", and captured a fourth place finish in 1997 with "Fandangle", where she shared the stage (but gave up the spotlight!) to her then 18 year old daughter Sara Clevenger.  Lynne now splits her quartet time between three outstanding and very unique quartets: "Novelty Shop", (known for their outrageous characters such as nuns and hospital patients and whose slogan is "Four Part Comedy in the Barbershop Style"), “Celebration”, (a foursome of VIH members with the mission of promoting quartet singing within the chorus and community), and "Surefire" (a long-distance competing quartet where she again is singing with daughter Sara.) She also sings bass in "Jazzclub" ensemble, and is a member of VIH ensembles Voices in Faith (VIF) and Voices in Quartets (VIQ). 

Lynne is a retiree of the University of Michigan Health System where she was employed as an organizational development specialist and manager of staff and leadership training and development.  She enjoys camping, traveling, gardening, reading, cooking, and spending quality time with her husband Tom and kitties Angel and Cali.

Certified Assistant Director: Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones Jennifer Jones has been a member of Sweet Adelines and Voices in Harmony since 1996. She achieved her director certification in 2005 and sings lead with the chorus. Jennifer also handles publicity and marketing as well as being Management Team Coordinator and a member of the Show Committee. She has sung in school choirs, select ensembles, college groups, and church choirs and is happy to have discovered Voices in Harmony. She works at the University of Michigan Health System in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Assistant Director: Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend Sue Townsend joined Sweet Adelines in 1978 and has served in many capacities over the years including assistant director, choreographer and section leader. Sue sang lead for many years and in 2010 switched to bass. She has been a member of four different Sweet Adelines choruses and earns the award each week for farthest distance traveled to rehearsals. Sue has a minor in music and was musical director and choreographer for the Parma Elementary Drama Club for 9 years. Sue is a retired developmental kindergarten teacher for Parma Schools and lives in Parma with husband Steve.

Assistant Director: Mary SuMary Su

Mary Su has been a member of Sweet Adelines and Voices in Harmony since 2001.  She sings tenor in the chorus and serves as the chorus Historian.  She has sung in a variety of a capella groups, including a mixed 8 part chorus that focused on the Big Band music of the forties and a college madrigal chorus.  She loves the rich, exciting sounds of close harmony!  Mary is a full-time mom, living in Dexter with her husband Bill, and two children, Gregory and Theresa.



Music Section Leaders

Bass Section Leaders: Theresa Briggs & Ginny Cole
Baritone Section Leaders: Brenda Bernhardsson (interim)
Lead Section Leaders: Jennifer Jones, Terry Mull, Kay Stone, Becky Sukach
Tenor Section Leader:
Nancy Kingsbury & Mary Su

Chorus Management Team

Team Coordinator: Jennifer Jones
Communications Coordinator: Brenda Bernhardsson
Music Director: Lynne Pierce
Treasurer: Theresa Briggs
Membership Coordinator: Jill Burton
Costume Coordinator: Stephanie Janowski
Music Librarian: Mary Su
Social Activities Coordinator: Barb Williams
Members:

Ginny Cole
Sandy Clark
Lisa Garnes

Eileen Gimson
Susan Jones
Sue Kren
Corrine Peck

Mari-jane Trombly


Chorus Visual Team

Team Leader: Kathy Sanderson
Members:

Mary Pat Conen
Joelle Emerson

Mari-jane Trombly
Brittni Woods

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