Enjoy reading the quotes and sharing in the memories of these wonderful ladies as we recognize their contributions in helping us all to joyfully harmonize the world!
Sarah Shapiro teaches at Milken Community School — the same school where she began her own barbershop journey as a student! Sarah was instrumental in the founding of the school’s largest singing ensemble, a barbershop club called, The Milken Honeys.
A former member of Scottsdale Chorus, Sarah now sings lead with Harborlites Chorus and baritone with Off The Record Quartet.
The Sweet Adelines National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Award is presented each year to an outstanding music educator who has achieved excellence in their field and made exceptional contributions to promoting the barbershop style in schools.
Join us in celebrating our 2021 National Association of Music Education (NAfME) Award recipient Sarah Shapiro.
Joanne’s devotion to sharing her love of barbershop music and to making sure people all over the world experience the magic of Sweet Adelines exemplifies the spirit of the Ann Gooch Award. She serves as Master Director of A Cappella West Chorus of Region #34 Southern Cross, manages the region’s Musical Leaders Program (MLP), and is a member of the International Director Certification Program Review Committee. She also leads an annual barbershop program for local school children. Congratulations, Joanne!
Join us in celebrating our 2021 Ann Gooch Award recipient Joanne Oosterhoff!
It's the people in my life that have inspired me to achieve... They inspired me to want goals for myself and ultimately, for the organization. So to everyone that's part of my lifetime, I say... Thank You!"
For 42 years Marcia has been a part of Sweet Adelines International as a singer, educator, and leader at the chorus level as well as serving at the international level.
Watch International President Joan Boutilier share why she chose Marcia for this much-deserved award.