Vocalist ~ Director ~ Coach ~ Judge ~ Pageant Winner
Sandi Wright has taken her "road show" from nearly every state in America to Canada, Europe, Japan and New Zealand! 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 north St. Louis, which was sponsored by Sweet Adelines International and Girls Incorporated.
Sandi is a member of Sweet Adelines International, Harmony Incorporated, the Barbershop Harmony Society and the Missouri Pageant Alumnae Club. She retired as the director (at the master level) of the award-winning St. Louis Harmony Chorus, and Sandi currently directs the St. Louis Vocal Project. As a baritone singer she has has earned two international quartet gold medals and six regional quartet championships in Sweet Adelines and two silvers and one bronze medal in Harmony Incorporated international competitions.
Sandi is the only person certified as a competition judge in every North American barbershop organization. She is certified in the Visual Communication Category with Sweet Adelines International and the Performance Category in Harmony Incorporated and Barbershop Harmony Society. She is a certified international faculty member of Sweet Adelines International and is a busy and sought-after coach.
After Sandi retired from a successful career in development, public relations and marketing, she decided to do something completely out of her comfort zone. In 2017, Sandi entered the Ms. Senior Missouri Pageant, and to her surprise, became 1st runner-up. She trained, sang, did alumnae shows at nursing homes, and listened to her coaches. In 2018, Sandi was named Ms. Missouri Senior America.
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.