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Texas Tradition Chorus Leadership

Texas Tradition Chorus thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead. Here are a few of the people who make our chorus a success.
Lynda Gouker - Director

Lynda has been around barbershop music all of her life. Her dad had her singing in a quartet before she started school. An experienced director, she has "waved her hands" in front of choruses in Michigan, California, Georgia and Texas. In 2007 Lynda and three friends decided a performance quality women's chorus was needed in the Tarrant/Johnson County area. From these four voices developed the 55+ voice Texas Tradition Chorus. We are very fortunate to have such a truly talented, fun-loving director.

Carrie Irwin - President

Carrie grew up singing a capella in the Church of Christ her entire life. She sings alto, just like her precious mother used to. She continued to sing with a quartet and a couple of larger groups for several years, loving every minute of harmony! Carrie joined Texas Tradition Chorus in February of 2016. She has been a board member since 2017. She sings baritone and knows and respects the value of every member of her section and those around her. She says that joining TTC was the best decision she’s made in a long time!

Becca Miller - Vice President

Becca is one of the co-founders of Texas Tradition Chorus, and has been singing barbershop for nearly 40 years! Her interests also include playing bass clarinet in the Greater Fort Worth Community Band (also a board member), woodworking (she built her own CNC from scratch), movies (president of the Cowtown Cinema Classics TCM club), and more recently, learning all about pottery. Becca retired from GE Healthcare where she was a software engineer on the National Release Team. Presently serving as Membership Chairman and bass section leader she is always on the lookout for good singers.  So if you run into her in the supermarket or at the dentist, don't be surprised if she asks you if you love to sing!

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Julie Hummert - Secretary

Laurie grew up in a musical family. Summer road trips to visit aunts and uncles required suitcases and guitar cases. She sang in high school chorus and various church choirs over the years. Julie joined Texas Tradition Chorus in September of 2012. She has served several terms on the board, including the positions of president one year and secretary several years. 

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Deborah Jackson - Treasurer

Debby took a somewhat unconventional path to Texas Tradition Chorus. Although she grew up in a very musical family and enjoyed music, she had almost no music experience as a child and never learned to read music. At the age of 40, she was encouraged by friends to join a classic rock band after the drummer heard her "secretly" singing along.  She spent 7 years as a singer in a rock n roll band! Debby was looking for more musical fun when she was invited to visit Texas Tradition Chorus in 2011. She was previously chorus treasurer from 2013-2015 and returned for another term in 2020.

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