Sandi Wright has taken her "road show" from nearly every state
in America to Canada and Europe! Contemporary, honest and down-to-earth, she brings her lifelong love of barbershop
harmony to members of barbershop organizations (Sweet Adelines International, the Barbershop Harmony Society and Harmony Incorporated)
as well as pageant participants, youth harmony festivals, show choirs and acappella jazz choirs.
has a rare gift and ability to communicate with every level of musician -- the brand new singer, as well as the most seasoned
teacher. Her presentations are interesting, different and full of audio-visuals, audience participation and singing!
Sandi especially loves working with young women, "When young people hear their first overtone and get excited at locking a
chord, I relive that same thrill with them." Sandi was active in beginning the Young Women In Harmony program, and organized
the Sweet Teens, a group of singers from the gang-infested areas of urban northside St. Louis, which was sponsored
by Sweet Adelines International and Girls Incorporated.
is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Missouri Choral Directors Association, Sweet Adelines International,
and Harmony Incorporated. She is an associate member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. She is the director
(at the master level) of the award-winning St. Louis Harmony Chorus, and has earned two international quartet gold medals and six
regional quartet championships.
is the only person certified as a competition judge in both the Showmanship Category (Sweet Adelines International) and the
Presentation Category (Harmony Incorporated), and in July 2013 she successfully completed judge training with the Barbershop
Harmony Society, taking the same tests as her male counterparts. Sandi is a certified international faculty member of Sweet
Adelines International and is a busy and sought-after coach.
retired from a successful career in development, public relations and marketing. She is married to the accomplished
singer, coach, chorus director and world-famous arranger, David Wright. The Wrights have three grown children and four grandchildren.
They live in a 1904 World's Fair home in the Central West End, an historic neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri.
|Steve, Mom, Stan Jr. and Sandi
Listen to the Johnston Trio - 1960
Janet and Stanley Johnston, Sandi's parents, were both barbershop quartet
and chorus singers. The family always sang together in harmony -- yes, even at the dinner table! Here's a photo of an actual
barbershop show where Sandi (age 11) sang with her mom and twin brothers.
MASTER DIRECTOR ~
Director of the St. Louis Harmony Chorus and a member of the American Choral
CERTIFIED JUDGE ~
Showmanship Category, Sweet Adelines International
Presentation Category, Harmony Incorporated
SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL QUARTET CHAMPION ~
Baritone in Ambiance (1986 International Champions)
Tetrachords (1978 International Champions)
Replacement Lead in Classic Edition (1998 International Champions).
ADELINES INTERNATIONAL - REGIONAL CHAMPION QUARTETS ~
Baritone in Great Day (1997 and 1999 Regional Champions)
Baritone in Get Real (2001 3rd Place Regional Medalists & 2002
4th Place Regional Medalists)
Tenor in Spirit (2005 and 2006 Regional Champions)
Baritone in HEAT (2013 Regional Champions)
HARMONY INCORPORATED AREA CHAMPION
Baritone in Blaze (2010 & 2011 Area 4 Champions)
in Great Day (2015 Area 4 Champions)
HARMONY INCORPORATED INTERNATIONAL QUARTET MEDALIST
Baritone in Blaze (2010 & 2011 - Harmony Incorporated Silver Medalists)
Baritone in Great Day (2015 Harmony Incorporated Bronze Medalists)
FACULTY SPECIALIST ~
International Faculty Specialist for Sweet Adelines International,
Harmony Incorporated Training School (HITS) Faculty,
Education Faculty for Midwest Gateway, Region #5 (Sweet Adelines)
Faculty for Harmony University at the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2015 International
Competition in Nashville
Faculty for workshops in Germany,
Spain, Canada, Sweden, Holland, and New Zealand