Kansas City 2024

Monday Funday, classes with international champions, and more!

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Kansas City 2024 - Education
Education begins with Monday Funday!

We had a packed house for Monday Funday last year... So we're bringing it back!

Join us from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. for Monday Funday at International Convention.
Monday Funday participants can sing on the international stage Thursday night. Sign up available during class.

Monday Funday Chorus Leaders

What's Happening at Monday Funday:
Starting Monday at 9 a.m.
  • Bring your coffee and meet your new riser mates!
  • Physical Warm-ups with Anna-Lisa Glad
  • Mental Prep: Performance Meditation with Nicholas Winterrowd
  • Vocal Warm-ups with Alyson Chaney

Break from 10:30–10:45 a.m.

  • Section Rehearsals & Duets with Kim Wonders (bass), Corinna Garriock (tenor), Lori Lyford (lead), and Anne Downton (baritone)

Lunch (on own) from Noon–1:30 p.m.

  • Rehearsal & Coaching with Lori Lyford and Betty Clipman
    Songs: "Come On And SING!" and "The Voice Of Harmony"

Monday Funday ends at 3 p.m.

Sing on Thursday!

The Monday Funday chorus leads the audience in "Come On And SING!" and "The Voice Of Harmony" immediately following chorus semifinals on Thursday night.

Participants attending Monday Funday can sign up to sing on the international stage. (We will pass a sign up sheet around on Monday.)

You must attend Monday Funday to sign up to sing on Thursday.

All Events Registration Pass is required to attend education classes offered during International Convention.

More Education Events on Monday:

Tag Room with LoveNotes Quartet
Noon–3 p.m.
Drop in and learn a tag with LoveNotes! This class is an open session for anyone who wants to explore singing another voice part, sing tags with the queens, or make some new Sweet Adeline friends while ringing chords. Stay for a few minutes or a few hours.

PVIs Under Glass with Peggy Gram and Patty Cobb Baker
Session 1: 9 a.m.–Noon with Patty Cobb Baker
Session 2: Noon–3 p.m. with Peggy Gram

Are you interested in working one-on-one with a coach, to identify vocal strengths and opportunities for vocal improvement? Eight attendees will be selected to receive a mini PVI during Session 1 and Session 2. Prefer to observe? Registered attendees are welcome to watch and learn! Fill out the PVIs Under Glass Interest Form to submit your entry.

Quartet Coaching Under Glass with Dale Syverson, Betty Clipman, Nicky Salt and Renée Porzel
Session 1: 9 a.m.–Noon with Betty Clipman and Dale Syverson
Session 2: Noon–3 p.m. with Nicky Salt and Renée Porzel

16 quartets will be selected to receive a mini coaching session during Session 1 and 2. Anyone is welcome to observe these sessions! Any Sweet Adelines quartet not competing in the international semifinals are eligible. All members of quartets must be registered for International Convention. Registered attendees are welcome to watch and learn! Fill out the Quartet Coaching Under Glass Interest Form to submit your entry.

Regional Leadership Committee
Three hour position-specific networking session. By invitation only.

DEI Workshop (by appointment only)
The Chorus Toolkit Subcommittee, under the Education Direction Committee (EDC) is offering workshops throughout the Convention to help your team discover resources specific to your chorus or region’s DEI journey. Fill out the DEI Workshop Sign-up Form to secure your spot. Space is limited! Upon form submission you will receive an email confirmation with your appointment time and location. For additional information, contact chorustoolkit@sweetadelines.com.

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday:

Polishing Your Arrangements: Vertically, Horizontally, and Creatively with Kay Bromert
Tuesday 9–10 a.m.
This class will be focused on helping you learn to create arrangements that simultaneously enhance the song's message and showcase the strengths of singers.

Beginner ACP Testing with Kay Bromert
Tuesday 10–11 a.m.

Building Harmony: Strengthening Relationships Through Inclusive Dialogue with Sweet Adelines DEI Council and Justice Waidner Smith
Tuesday 9–11 a.m.
Join the DEI Council and Justice Waidner Smith for an enlightening workshop on cultivating a Culture of Belonging through powerful conversations. Discover the art of fostering understanding, support and mutual respect within the Sweet Adelines community via impactful dialogues. In a Culture of Belonging, everyone feels valued, heard, and supported. To build this culture, we must engage in open and honest dialogue, embracing our diverse life experiences, perspectives and needs. This highly interactive workshop will equip you with essential skills, tools and techniques to initiate and participate in productive conversations that nurture inclusivity. Experience a hands-on learning environment where you can explore, experiment and grow alongside fellow Sweet Adelines members. Together, let’s create a Culture of Belonging that empowers us all to flourish.

Enhancing Quartet Performance Through Effective Communication with The Ladies
Friday 9–10:30 a.m.
Join 2023 International Champion Quartet, The Ladies, as they discuss the power of open communication and interpersonal relationships within a quartet and the expansive impact on rehearsal process and performance.

THE imPOSSIBLE DREAM with Lions Gate Chorus
Saturday 9–10:30 a.m.
2024 International Champions Lions Gate Chorus invites all dreamers, performers and enthusiasts alike to join them for a morning of inspiration and insight. Discover their motivation and secrets for connecting with audiences, through musical, vocal and performance mastery, creative entertainment packages, mental preparation and connected energy. If your goal is to score more points, move your audience, or reach your peak performance, through their expertise and experience, Lions Gate promises to guide you on a journey where no dream is unreachable, no mission impossible. Join them and learn how to turn your aspirations into reality.


All education activities are included in your all-events registration.
If you have questions about education activities in Kansas City, email our Education Department via education@sweetadelines.com.

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