Susie P. Smith has directed Carolina Harmony Chorus since 1997, when she won the award for "novice director" at our Spring competition. More recently, she qualified as a Sweet Adelines master director when Carolina Harmony scored over 600 points at our April 2015 regional competition.
Susie brings a rich background in music to her role as director. In addition to studying music in college, she has participated in choirs, bands, musical theater, and choruses for more than 35 years. Susie has a master's degree in teaching. She has worked as both a science teacher and a music teacher.
Active in Sweet Adelines since 1980, Susie has served as tenor section leader, choreographer, and assistant director. She has been an active quartet singer, competing many times in regional medalist quartets -- including four first place medals.
To commemorate Susie's achievement as a master director, the chorus had a brick engraved in her honor at Sweet Adelines International's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma.