OUR DIRECTORS -- Battle Creek Sweet Adelines Chorus is blessed to have the leadership two outstanding professionals: Lynne Peirce. Certified Harmony 500 Director of the Chorus; Julie Zehnder, Certified Harmony 500 Director, proudly serving as the Associate Director of the Chorus.
Lynne brings to the BCSA much experience and passion to her new position with BCSA. A Sweet Adeline since 1985 and a front line director for the past eighteen years, she has been the Director of Voices In Harmony Chorus (Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, MI) for 12 years. She is a certified musical director in both the Sweet Adelines (2005) and men’s Barbershop Harmony Society (2002), as well is an active performer in 3 quartets – Novelty Shop, Surefire (Region 17 2015 quartet champions), and Swing Sisters. Lynne has served the local Sweet Adeline regions as Vice Regent, Chapter Coordinator, Administrative Education Coordinator, directing faculty, Director Coordinator, and Director of the Young Women in Harmony Chorus. She formerly served Region 17 as their Leadership Development Specialist. Lynne is currently Region 17's 2022-2023 Educational Coordinator.
Julie Zehnder recently celebrated 59 years with Sweet Adelines this year and was the Director of BCC - SA for 38 years. She formerly served as the Directors’ Liaison for Region 17 under the Education Committee. The Chorus Director Liaison communicates educational needs, and goals of the front-line chorus directors, assistant directors and associate directors within the region with the Regional Education Director and Education Resource Staff. Julie brings much experience and passion to all she does.
OUR MUSIC TEAM
Karen Botfield - Tenor Section Leader
Emma Turton - Tenor Ass't. Section Leader
Val Burton - Lead Section Leader
Carla DeLaRosa - Lead Ass't. Section Leader
Judy Burgess - Baritone Section Leader
Dawn Wendzel - Baritone Ass't. Section Leader
Julie Zehnder - Assoc. Director/Bass Section Leader
Kathy Allen - Bass Ass't. Section Leadder
Paula Hoffman - Educational Program Coordinator/Visual Coordinator
Jori Reijonen - Performance Manager/Ad Hoc Member