Vocal Vibes appointed their Chorus Director, Jeanette Whitmore in 2014. She is a highly qualified musician and barbershopper.
Jeanette joined Sweet Adelines in May of 1991, initially with the Melbourne Chorus. She learned her craft as member of this very successful chorus, quickly taking on the roles of Tenor Section Leader and Assistant Director. She has also held the position of secretary on the Melbourne chorus board of management.
She eventually became Director of the Melbourne chorus for ten years. During that time the chorus had been very successful at regional contest, medalling on each occasion. The high scores gained rewarded her with the title of Master Director.
Jeanette has also been quartet tenor and lead, where her quartet, Sound Company placed third in 2004 Sweet Adelines regional contest. She currently sings tenor with Cha-Ching!
Jeanette is what is colloquially known as a Sweet Adelines success story!
Jeanette's musical training started as a child with piano lessons, which lead her to becoming high school choir accompanist, and singing within the choir as well as performing on stage in musical productions at school. It followed that she accompanied for her children's high school musical productions.
Jeanette is qualified to AMEB grade five music theory, AMEB practical piano to Grade Seven and Music Performance (piano) at higher school certificate level.
In Jeanette's words: 'My life has been changed in ways I never thought possible! The education offered by Sweet Adelines not only in music, vocal production and performance crafts, but in administration is incredible. The social aspects of belonging to this organisation and in particular Vocal Vibes, is wonderful. I look forward to the weekly rehearsals and many performances. It is so exciting to see members grow and develop their singing skills. The friendships gained are priceless, and lifelong!'