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Sweet Adelines International, Region 5

Columbia, MO


Due to the retirement of Marj Freidmeyer, our director of 30 years, effective December 31, 2016, and our associate director, Janell Paviolitis, the Heart of Missouri Chorus is searching for a new director. The Heart of Missouri Chorus is an international award winning, ambitious, caring group of women from the mid Missouri area.



We use the blend of our voices, energy, enthusiasm and passion to create exciting music which includes traditional barbershop, show tunes and modern popular music.



Our new director will provide the leadership and vision for the musical performance and educational activities of the chorus. The Management Team and the Music Team will work closely with the director to assist in the advancement of the chorus.


Expected responsibilities of the director are:


  • educating chorus members

  • planning and directing weekly rehearsals (currently scheduled on Thur. Nights)

  • working with coaches to improve vocal and visual performances

  • selecting and preparing a diverse repertoire for the chorus in consultation with the Music Team

  • directing all performances

  • taking responsibility for his/her own development as a director, educator, and performer

  • training new members through voice placement and orientation to the barbershop style of singing


Skills required to meet these responsibilities include demonstrated musical knowledge, particularly of the barbershop style, teaching and directing ability, experience directing an adult chorus or choir, and ability to communicate effectively with chorus leadership and membership.


Compensation will be determined by agreement between applicant and the management team.


Interested parties, please complete the application HERE.



Marj Friedmeyer


102 Quail Hollow Drive


California, MO 65018


(H) 573 796-4628 (C)573 338-0449


Thank you for your consideration,


Heart of Missouri Chorus Director Search Committee

October 01, 2016

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