About Our Director


Susan Ives resides in Tecumseh, Kansas, and is an elementary music teacher with over 20 years experience in educating our future musicians.  She is a music education graduate of Washburn University and also has a Masters Degree in Education from Baker University.  In her non-business life Susan directs Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus.  She began her barbershop experience in 1981 in this chorus when it was called Sunflower Harmony.  Susan is also a highly decorated lead singer boasting many first place regional quartet placements and several top five regional placements.  She also has numerous International quartet placements in the top 10.   Two of her quartets became International Quartet Champions.  In 1997 Classic Edition earned the top prize making them the 1998 Champions and Zing! won in 2009 giving them the title of 2010 International Champion Quartet. Most recently she was lead for the 8th place 2016 International Competition quartet, HEAT! . Currently she sings lead for the quartet, Pizzazz! which  is made up of all TAU members. We are proud to serve under her direction!
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July 20 2017


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                                 Congratulations to


2017 Sweet Adelines International

Region 5 Champions! 

Kelly Peterson, Susan Ives,

Donna Kready and Janice Mohr



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7th Place

2015 Interntional Competition

8th Place

2016 International Competition

2016 CARA Best Barbershop Recording 

and Best Barbershop Song




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Topeka Acappella Unlimited is

proud to have three international

quartet champions as part of our



 Susan Ives

Classic Edition 1998

Zing! 2010

Donna Kready

Classic Edition 1998

Jana Brown

Classic Edition 1998







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