Musical Directors

Directors

Kellie Hickman PhiferFORMER DIRECTOR - Kellie Phifer (2010 - 2022)

K-Town Sound was incredibly proud and blessed to have Kellie Phifer as our origiinal director. Kellie has been a member of Sweet Adeline's since 1993, and has devoted her time and talents to mastering the art of Barbershop.

In addition to directing K-Town Sound, Kellie was the tenor of the winning quartet Regional Champions, Infinity, in 2017 and 2018 and is currently the tenor of a new quartet, Vivace. In her spare time, Kellie is a Registered Nurse in an intensive care unit.

Kellie was a vivacious, motivational, and caring director. She gave her all, every week, to help each chorus member to develop and refine good vocal skills. Early on, Kellie was mentored and encouraged by the late Nancy Shumard, and her influence still is visible in Kellie's directing today.

Video of Infinity Quartet performance at Region 4 competition April 4-6, 2019 in Covington, KY.
 

Kenny WallaceNEW Interim Director - Kenny Wallace May 2022 - Present

Kenny Wallace has 20 years of Barbershop experience including:
Assistant Director of Knoxville's BHS Men's chorus. Smokyland Sound,
Directed BHS Men's Chorus  "Heart of Georgia" in Macon for 10 years,
Directed Sweet Adeline Chorus "Sweet Georgia Sound" in Macon for 2.5 years,
Directed church choirs and orchestras and sings lead in several quartets including "Vocal Recall" who competed against FRED (Clay Hine's quartet).

When he is not singing, Kenny spends time caring for his parents and visits with daughter and grandchildren in Georgia.



 

Diane McGrathNEW Assistant Director - Diane McGrath  May 2022 - Present


Diane has been a Sweet Adeline for nearly 30 years and served as assistant director for her former chorus for over 15 years.

She has been a quartet singer most of that time, competing and medaling in several quartets. She is a regional champion bass with Río Quartet in Region 11 (2007).

She loves helping singers learn and grow, and enjoys sharing her knowledge in her capacity as assistant director.



 

FORMER Assistant Director - Adriane Dobbins - through April 2022


AdrianeAdriane has been a Sweet Adeline for over 25 years. She is a Certified Director and has served as an interim director for 1 year in a previous chorus. She has served as an assistant director in KTS for over 2 years and a previous chorus for over 5 years.

She has sung in several quartets over the years winning a second and third place medal as a tenor and  the novice quartet award, twice, singing bass. She believes in helping KTS to be the best they can be. She feels that each member is special and has special talents. She enjoys encouraging them and when she directs KTS she enjoys the member’s smiles and the fun they are having.






FORMER Assistant Director - Leah Burris - through March 2022

LeahLeah has been ringing chords and crossing stages in Sweet Adelines for 30 years. She has been the Director or Assistant Director for choruses in Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and is thrilled to be one of the Assistant Directors of K-Town Sound! Leah has a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and is available for private vocal instruction for all of K-Town Sound members. 
 
Leah has been an avid quartet singer for 16 years. She has earned 12 top 5 medals and three championship medals singing both baritone and lead. She saneg with our former Director, Kellie, in Mint Julep quartet. 





 
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