When Katie Blackwood steps in front of our chorus to direct, one can’t help but notice the excitement in the room. Katie has been a Sweet Adeline since 1991, but grew up as a "barbershop brat". She has been a 6-time International quartet competitor, and a 5-time Region 15 quartet champion. Katie sings lead in the regional quartet Impulse! A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Katie majored in theatre and music, and worked in the professional theatre for many years. She is also a well known vocal coach in both Sweet Adelines International and The Barbershop Harmony Society. We are thrilled to have her as our Director!