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                2015 International Quartet Medalists

              Sweet Adelines International

HEAT is a women's barbershop quartet associated with

Sweet Adelines International.

The members are:

LEAD: Susan Ives- Susan resides in Tecumseh, Kansas, and is an elementary music teacher with over 25 years experience in educating our future musicians.  She is a music education graduate of Washburn University and has a Masters Degree in Education from Baker University.  In her non-business life, Susan directs the Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus.  She began her barbershop experience in 1981 in this very chorus, then known as Sunflower Harmony Chorus.  Susan is also a highly decorated lead singer boasting many first place regional quartet placements.  She also has numerous International quartet top 10 placements.  Two of her quartets became International Quartet Champions.  In 1997 Classic Edition earned the top prize making them the 1998 Champs!  Donna shared those honors with Susan in Classic Edition.  Her most recent champion quartet, Zing!, took     the title in 2009 giving them the title of 2010 International Champion Quartet.  She and Michelle were in Zing! together.  Susan is a sought-after coach and vocal production instructor.

Tenor: Michelle Hunget- Michelle resides in Olathe, Kansas.  A member of the Kansas City Sweet Adelines Chorus, she earned several regional championships and sang with Susan in Zing!, the 2010 Internaitonal Championship quartet.

BASS: Donna Kready- Donna lives in Topeka, Kansas and has been singing in Sweet Adelines for 20 years. She is a member and bass section leader for Topeka Acappella Unlimited. She was also a member of the 1997 International Championship quartet, Classic Edition. 


IMG 4521   Bariton:  Sandi Wright- As a coach, Sandi Wright brings her lifelong love of barbershop harmony to members of          barbershop organizations (Sweet Adelines International, the Barbershop Harmony Society and Harmony Incorporated) as    well as pageant participants, youth harmony festivals, show choirs and acappella jazz choirs.  Sandi is a member of the    American Choral Directors Association, the Missouri Choral Directors Association, Sweet Adelines International (since     1969), and Harmony Incorporated (since 1998).  She is an associate member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (since    2011) and Barbershop In Germany (since 2014).  She is the director (at the master level) of the award-winning St. Louis      Harmony Chorus, and has earned two international quartet gold medals - the Tetrachords in 1978 and Ambiance in 1986.    Sandi is the only person certified as a competition judge in both the Showmanship Category (Sweet Adelines

International) and the Presentation Category (Harmony Incorporated), and in July 2013 she successfully completed judge training with the Barbershop Harmony Society, taking the same tests as her male counterparts. Sandi is an international faculty member of Sweet Adelines International.

For more information contact Susan Ives at ssives@sbcglobal.net


August 24 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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