Certified Director

Certified Director
Type of post: Blue Sky Writing
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Michelle Neller
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, 5 Feb 2022

Musical Director Julie Edwards has been at the helm of Blue Sky Harmony since our formation in 2019. An important step in the journey of musical directors associated with Sweet Adelines International is obtaining their certification with by completing the Director Certification Program. 

This educational program is designed to provide additional training and further develop skills for Sweet Adelines International directors, potential directors and musical leaders. The program provides opportunities to validate the skills and knowledge required to direct a Sweet Adelines chorus. 

Topics covered in this training program include vocal production, music theory, analytical listening, judging categories and competition, rehearsal planning and implementation, conducting and management. Julie is a registered teacher and qualified trainer, and has wealth of musical experience through singing in choirs and quartets, playing instruments, and holding leadership roles in barbershop ensembles for many years. Achieving her director certification with Sweet Adelines International is the icing on the cake, and this milestone also opens the door for Julie to receive honours in future national competitions if our chorus reaches certain score levels. 

Blue Sky Harmony is extremely proud of Julie for putting in the time and effort to complete the Director Certification Program - we couldn't ask for a more dedicated musical leader!