"Artistry is an outcome of an emotional connection,” says Vickie Maybury. Vickie is on the current Sweet Adeline Board of Directors and is an Expression Specialist. She's also the master director of the esteemed Skyline Chorus of Denver, Colorado, which is currently (2020) the 4th place chorus in the world. We were very fortunate to have her teach and encourage us tonight on our Zoom rehearsal. She drove home, the point about getting to that place where we can trust that the technique will be there, so we can tell the story to the audience in a way that will make them want to come along with us.
"Performance always, always, always goes up when you allow yourself to add emotion to it, to take that risk and not hide in your safe zone." She finished her heart to heart encouraging us to love ourselves, love one another, and support one another. Vickie is a wonderful teacher. Now, we all want to get back together and put all of what she said into practice! Thank you, Vickie. You really know your stuff and you really know how to communicate it. We were truly blessed and enriched by having you with us tonight!