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Eva Kaplan


                                

Eva accepted the position of director of the Golden Triad Chorus in June 2015.  She has been a member of Sweet Adelines International since 1983.   Born in New Jersey, Eva had her first performance on television in New York City at the ripe old age of four.  She sang two songs, both popular with Sweet Adelines today, "When the Red Red Robin" and "If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie."  Eva wore sequin and feather costumes - a Sweet Adeline in training!

As a high school student, Eva won a Lincoln Center Student Award and auditioned at the Metropolitan Opera at the age of sixteen.  She studied with  a voice teacher through the Met for two years, and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education at State University of NY, at Potsdam.  She earned her Masters degree in Music Education from the University of Buffalo.  Eva taught in the public schools in Buffalo, NY, and then in Chapel Hill, NC.

Eva and her husband, Lenny, a veteran barbershopper, live in Greensboro.  When her daughters, Alicia and Maia were small children, she taught guitar and voice lessons.  After joining Sweet Adelines International, Eva put her singing talents to work in both the Golden Triad Chorus and her quartet, Esprit de' Corps.   Her quartet won regional contest four times.  Including Harmony Classic, Eva has appeared on the International stage six times since becoming a Sweet Adeline.  Her singing was so inspirational, that both of her girls have been members of Golden Triad.

When she isn't spending her time working with her dentist husband or spoiling her grandchildren, she is working to make the Golden Triad Chorus a top notch Sweet Adelines chorus.

 

Our Assistant Director and Choreographer

Susan McCurry

                                            

Susan accepted the position of Assistant Director of the Golden Triad Chorus in June 2015, coupling with the already established role of Choreographer since 2012.  She has been a member of GTC for 11 years. 

From 1980 to 2010, Susan was blessed to advance in dual careers.  She first studied at Peace College, Raleigh, NC, then transferring and graduating from High Point University, High Point, NC with a B.S. in Business Administration. She also performed with the High Point College Singers (select group) and the High Point College Chorus while at HPU.  Her business career included inside sales plus purchasing in manufacturing; however, the majority of her years, was served as an Account Executive (Sales) in the LTL Freight Industry.  She retired from this career in 1999. 

 Susan’s other career (and most beloved) has been in the field of music.  In preparation for this career, she studied: 12 years Piano and Theory; 6 years private Vocal Training…including but not limited to HPU; 1 year Organ Lessons; 1 year Guitar Lessons and 5 years of dance.  This combined training enabled Susan to accomplish the following:  19 years Director of Music in the Methodist churches, including the honor to serve as director for the Praise & Worship at the Regional United Methodist Woman’s Conference at Lake Junaluska, NC in 2006, and multiple local services in the community.  She retired from directing in the church environment in 2010.  She also has been a professional soloist in 75+ weddings and 25+ Private Banquets.  She played piano for  40+ Weddings, Banquets, Club Functions and Receptions.  She appeared in 21 Community Theater Productions within 7 years with leading roles in 11 of them, also acting as Co-Director in a large cast production of “M.A.S.H.”).  From 2000-2005, Susan taught piano, voice and theory to students ranging in age from 5 to 55. 

 Susan and her husband Gene, reside in Thomasville, NC.  They have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, Emily and 4 year old grandson, Griff.  During her retirement years, she cherishes her family at home as well as her family of sisters with GTC!