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 40 voice Texas Tradition Chorus. We are very fortunate to have such a truly talented, fun-loving director.
Susie Murphy - Assistant Director
As a former member of the original Texas Tradition Chorus of Sweet Adelines, as well as Lone Star and
RichTone Choruses, Susie has earned SAI chorus gold medals and achieved director certification in SAI.
Prior to joining the “new” Texas Tradition Chorus in 2014, she served as Assistant Director of Lone Star
and directed Liberty Belles. In 2018, Susie was appointed Assistant Director of Texas Tradition Chorus.
Julie Hummert - President
Julie grew up in a musical family where most gatherings involved a lot of guitars and country music. She loves choral singing, which began in high school and continued through church choirs. She joined Texas Tradition Chorus in 2012, singing tenor, and has been a section leader and a member of the Board of Directors since 2013.
Angela Grosvenor - Vice President
Angela has created music her entire life, in one form or another, from school and church choirs to playing the flute in concert and marching band, to rocking out at karaoke. She has been singing Lead with Texas Tradition Chorus since 2012 and has been a section leader and/or member of the Board of Directors since 2013. She is also the webmaster for this site!
Sharla Harrison - Secretary
Sharla has loved music all her life, and has been told she could sing before she could talk as a child! She was a charter member of the original Texas Tradition Chorus, in 1985, where her love of Barbershop began. She was a member of the RichTone Chorus for a few years, and got to compete and win with them at International in New Orleans. She can't imagine a day without music of some sort. She is thankful she found her way back to Texas Tradition!
Pam McNeely - Treasurer
Pam has loved singing in groups as long as she can remember starting with graded choirs in school and church. She has had a range of musical experiences from “high brow” classical with the Fort Worth Symphony Choir, swinging to Big Band with her trio, a Renaissance period old-English Madrigal and now harmonizing barber shop style with the Texas Tradition Chorus. She has been with the chorus since 2015 singing tenor and on the Board of Directors since 2016.