October 23, 2014
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet our director, Stacy, and find out what we're all about!
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We are a vibrant group of over 100 women who gather each Monday evening to sing and learn the musical art form of barbershop harmony. Made up of women of all ages and backgrounds, during the day we are mothers, nurses, business professionals, teachers, bus drivers, etc. But on Monday evenings we’re just “us” having a great time perfecting our craft by preparing for entertaining performances, shows, and competitions sponsored by the international organization.
Jo retired as Director in 2008, and continued to inspire others with her love of barbershop, by coaching choruses and quartets in the organization, until her passing in January 2013. After an extensive search process, Stacy Schumacher was chosen as the new Director of the Kansas City Chorus in 2009.
About our Director
Stacy Schumacher has been involved in Sweet Adelines literally since birth, attending rehearsals of the JaCoMo (later to become Twin Heritage) chorus with her mother, grandmother, and aunt. Stacy became an official Member of Sweet Adelines at age eleven when she joined the Blue Valley Chorus, which her grandmother was directing at the time. By the time she joined the Kansas City Chorus at age fourteen, Stacy had been singing in a Sweet Adelines chorus for three years, was a member of a chorus Board of Directors, and a committee chair.
While earning her degree in Music Education at Northwest Missouri State University, Stacy developed her interest in and talent for show Choir choreography. She has enjoyed using those skills to help create and teach choreography for the Kansas City Chorus.
Although Stacy began singing with Sweet Adelines as a chorus Lead, she ultimately moved to Baritone and found her niche, both in the chorus and in several quartets. From 2005-2008 she sang Tenor in the Region 7 champion quartet, PRIMO! Most recently, she has gone back to her roots and is currently singing Lead in the reigning 2014 Region 5 First Place Quartet, Legacy! Stacy's versatility in voice production gives her a unique perspective in directing and maximizing the vocal talents of the Kansas City Chorus membership.
Stacy is a Music Educator who has taught both elementary music and high school choral groups. Presently, she is teaching Kindergarten through Fourth grade elementary music education in the Fort Osage school district, and she is delighted to have the opportunity to share her musical and teaching gifts with the Kansas City Chorus.
The winners of each regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories travel to International Competition, which is held each fall in a selected city. Beginning in 1990, the Kansas City Chorus consistently placed in the top ten international choruses. In the fall of 2011, the Kansas City Chorus was again a competitor in the semi-finals of the International Convention held in Houston, Texas, representing Region 7. Click here to learn more. In the fall of 2013, due to the regional realignment directed by the international organization, the Kansas City Chorus was one of two choruses to represent Region 5 at the International Competition / Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, placing 12th from among all international competitors. We look forward to representing Region 5 during the International Competition in Las Vegas.
Many choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus.
Maintained by: D Duncan Latest Update: 05/20/2013