ECC Coaches


Dale Syverson

Master Director Dale Syverson is the heart and soul of the Rich-Tone Chorus. As the daughter of a barbershopper, Dale has been a part of the Sweet Adelines organization since she was a child. Since Dale became the Rich-Tones' Director in 1976, the chorus has grown from 18 members to over 150.

Like Rembrandt or Picasso, Dale is a master artist who paints music with her hands. Dale’s creative and musical expertise comes from over 40 years of training and directing experience in the Sweet Adelines organization.

Dale’s unique artistic talents are in such high demand that she travels the world coaching quartets and choruses, and educating members through her continual participation in workshops, seminars and music schools.

With over 43 years as a Sweet Adeline, Dale has garnered an impressive list of achievements. Here are a few of her many honors:

- Master Director | Master '700' Director
- Rich-Tone Chorus Director (1976 to present)
- Certified Expression Judge; Approved Candidate - Sound Judge
- International and Regional Faculty Member
- Appointed to serve on the SAI Education Direction Committee
- Elected to SAI International Board of Directors
- Recipient of the 2004 SAI President's Lifetime Achievement Award
- 5-time international gold medal winning chorus director
- 2-time international gold medal winning quartet singer
(Tiffanys 1973 & Rumors 1999)




Sharon Babb

 Sharon Babb has been a member of Sweet Adelines since 1969 and has always sang baritone. Her first director was the well-known Sylvia Alsbury.

She is a current Sweet Adeline International Board of Directors member, Certified sound judge, approved candidate judge music, Master International Faculty, coach and novice arranger.


She has directed four different choruses; High Country, Mt. Melody, Skyline, and Colorado Spirit and has served in many chapter and regional capacities; she loves quarteting and enjoys all aspects of Sweet Adelines.

Sharon has been married 42 years and has two grown sons; she moved to Colorado from the St. Louis area 43 years ago.  She loves to read, crochet, sew and readily admits that she can’t cook!


Sharon and Vickie - 2013 International Competition in Honolulu



Vickie Maybury

The talented and energetic Vickie Maybury has been the director of the Skyline Chorus since 1974. Her passion for the craft and focus on musical excellence have been instrumental in Skyline's steady rise from regional medalists to International finalists.

Vickie's many accomplishments include being a certified Expression Judge, a certified International Faculty member and a Master Director. As if that weren't enough, she also sings baritone in a barbershop quartet, Radiance (2007 Region 8 First Place Quartet Champions and 2007 International 15th Place Finalists!). In addition to sharing her expertise, energy, and quest for musical excellence with the Skyline Chorus, Vickie coaches many Sweet Adeline choruses and quartets and gives private voice lessons.

Vickie's creative approach includes teaching vocal skills to both right- and left-brained learning styles. She focuses on positive energy and love for the music, performing and especially each other.



Vickie Maybury



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