SANDI WRIGHT

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Biography

Vocalist ~ Chorus Director ~ Coach ~ Judge

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.

She 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.

Sandi 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. 

Sandi 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.

When not performing, directing, judging, teaching or coaching, Sandi is the marketing director for Blue Sky Apparel & Promotions, a company providing advertising specialties, personalized gifts, awards and apparel/uniform programs.  She is also a health consultant/coach for Take Shape For Life!  Sandi is married to an 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.

Master Director
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Steve, Mom, Stan Jr. and Sandi
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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.

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MASTER DIRECTOR ~
Director of the St. Louis Harmony Chorus and a member of the American Choral Director's Association

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).

SWEET 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 Champions)

HARMONY INCORPORATED INTERNATIONAL QUARTET MEDALIST
Baritone in Blaze (2010 & 2011 - Harmony Incorporated Silver 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 workshops in Germany, Spain, Canada, Sweden, Holland, and New Zealand

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Sandi Wright
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Sandi & David
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Sandi's High School Music Teacher
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Gerry Galloway in 1967

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