About Co-Director Annette Lambrecht Ms. Lambrecht has been a professional musician since 1999 and is a seasoned music teacher, having started her teaching career in 2004. Currently, Ms. Lambrecht is the high school choir and theatre director at Sterling High School, Sterling, Colo., an adjunct music instructor at Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, Colo., and the co-director of the RE-1 Valley Children's Chorale, Sterling, Colo.
She holds an Associate of Arts in Music Education from Northeastern Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts in K-12 Music Education with an endorsement in band, choir and orchestra from Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colo., a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, and she is working toward a National Teacher Certification in Adolescent to Adult Music with a Vocal Music Emphasis.
Sweet Adelines International Experience Ms. Lambrecht has been a member of Sweet Adelines International since 2005 and was the 2017 recipient of the NAfME/Sweet Adelines International Music Educator Award. She is a certified director in Sweet Adelines International and the front-line director of Windsong Chorus of Sweet Adelines International since 2014. In addition, she is the Sweet Adelines International Region 8 Director Certification Program Coordinator, the Region 8 Young Women in Harmony Coordinator, and sits on the Sweet Adelines International Scholarships and Grants Sub-Committee.
About Co-Director Julie Palagi Ms. Palagi is retired from a long career in Human Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Mass Communications from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo.
Although business was her career, singing has been her passion; so much so that she pursued vocal music training and education during her career in business. She took two semesters of postgraduate studies in vocal pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo., studied voice privately and performed in recitals for ten years with Dr. Juliana Bishop Hoch, Loveland, Colo. and studied voice privately for one semester with Dr. Melissa Malde, Professor of Music, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo. Around 2006 she opened her own voice studio part-time and continues to work with students in both bel canto and Broadway sound styles. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and continues to sing professionally.
Sweet Adelines International Experience
Since joining Sweet Adelines in 1978, Ms. Palagi participated in regional competitions nearly every year as a chorus singer, chorus director and/or quartet competitor. She is a certified director in Sweet Adelines International and has been a front-line director since about 1981. She performed on the International stage three times, once as a director in the Harmony Classic and twice in a regional championship quartet. Her choruses have earned 18 regional medals, including three first place Division A awards. She has competed in many quartets over the years and has been top five regionally 16 times (with two years as regional champions). She was an Approved Candidate Judge in the Expression category for five years. Currently, she is founder and music director of Greeley Harmonix, Greeley, Colo. She is the Sweet Adelines International Region 8 Directors’ Coordinator, on the Region 8 Education Task Force and a member and instructor on the Region 8 Faculty.