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.  She currently is the lead for the 7th place 2015 International Competition quartet, HEAT! . We are proud to serve under her direction
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7th Place 

2015 International Quartet Competition

2016 CARA  Best Barbershop Recording and Best Barbershop Song

2016 International Quartet Competition

8th place 




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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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