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 - Leah Burris

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 sings with our Director, Kellie, in Mint Julep quartet. 

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