Musical Directors

Director - Kellie Phifer

Kellie Hickman Phifer
K-Town Sound is incredibly proud and blessed to have Kellie Phifer as our 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, Mint Julep. In her spare time, Kellie is a Registered Nurse in an intensive care unit.

Kellie is a vivacious, motivational, and caring director. She gives her all, every week, to help each chorus member to develop and refine good vocal skills. A young director, 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.


Assistant Director - Adriane Dobbins

Adriane 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.

Assistant Director - Colleen Hedtke

Colleen has been a Sweet Adeline since 1996. She has been an assistant director since 2015, and received her director certification in 2016. She has served on many committees. She sings bass and has been in medal winning quartets throughout her career.

When she is not singing with KTS she enjoys spending time with her family and four grandkids. She owns a customization company with our director, Kellie Phifer. In her spare time she works in accounting and is currently in school getting her accounting degree.

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