Quartet Webcast Commentators
Kathleen has been working in the field of music since 1998, and joined the San Diego Chorus singing baritone in 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in music specializing in education and trumpet as well as a master’s degree of music in conducting. She has been directing the San Diego Chorus since 2015 and is a member of the International Faculty of SAI. In her spare time, she can be found spending time with her favorite trees, doing online research, or coming up with elaborate plans to bring big ideas to life.
Reema has been a member of the San Diego Chorus since 2008. Being an instrumentalist since she was 9, finding Sweet Adelines felt like a wonderful turn of fate. She found her passion and has served her chapter in many different capacities such as Annual Show Chair, Front Row Member, Lead Section Leader, and Assistant Director. She has been lucky enough to compete in multiple quartets on both the Regional and International stage and looks forward to many more experiences with her new quartet, Director’s Cut. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Eric, for 10 years and in their spare time you’ll fine them cooking, hiking, or playing board games.
Lisa has been a member of Sweet Adelines since 1990, and has sung with San Diego Chorus since 1996. At the chapter level, she has served on the Costume Committee, Physical Warm-up and Motivation Team, as a tape checker, Assistant Tenor Section leader, and performed as a member of the front row. Lisa is a perennial quartet member who also loves to sing and perform in double quartets and small groups. In her day job as an art instructor Art For All Ages, a group of artists who bring watercolor painting to senior communities, you can often find her singing with the residents as they paint.
Chorus Webcast Commentators
Jana Gutenson joined Sweet Adelines in 1984, but is a barbershopper since birth! Her mother is a 60+ year SAI member and her father a 3-time BHS International Chorus Champion. Joining Scottsdale in 1987, she is the Associate Director and in-house coach and a 25-year front row veteran. Jana is a Region 21 quartet champion reaching the top ten internationally with Affinity in 2008. Jana served six years as Region 21 Education Coordinator and is a busy coach and educator. Jana is a Certified Music Category Judge and 2017 Co-Chair for IES. She is the 2016 NAfME/Sweet Adelines Music Educator of the Year. Jana teaches elementary general music in the Chandler School District.
With a 30-year education career, Lori is currently Chandler High School’s choral director. A Sweet Adeline since 1983, she became director of the six-time International Champion Chorus Scottsdale in 1993. As a quartet member, Lori has won multiple Region 21 quartet championships, an international medal with Affinity, and is a member of the Region 21 Hall of Fame. For her dedication to teaching and advancing barbershop harmony, Lori was named the 2012 NAfME/Sweet Adelines Music Educator of the Year. Lori is a highly sought after coach and educator in the SAI arena, a certified member of the International Faculty, and holds the title Master 700 Director.
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