Julie Ann Palagi has been directing in Sweet Adelines since she was only 29 years old.
Her vocal experience includes 10 years of private voice study with Dr. Juliana Bishop Hoch in Loveland, and numerous recitals and solos in the community.
As a voice teacher, she took post-graduate classes in vocal pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado, is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and teaches private lessons as schedule permits.
She is a certified director in the Sweet Adelines organization. Before Greeley Harmonix, she directed The Blend Chorus in Fort Collins to 4th place at the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic in Nashville, Tenn. before retiring from The Blend in 2010. She also directed the Loveland men’s barbershop chorus for a couple of years and has worked with various quartets and jazz ensembles both within and outside of Sweet Adelines.
In addition to her chorus work she is a seasoned barbershop quartet competitor, having placed top five regionally 13 times over the years, including two first place regional wins.
After leaving The Blend in 2010 she found she missed directing and thought an a capella chorus in Greeley could be good for the community. Enter Greeley Harmonix! Since its inception, Greeley Harmonix has been a successful chorus, too. They placed fourth in their first Rocky Mountain Region 8 contest in 2012. Since then Harmonix has been consistently in the top five in Regional competitions.
Ms. Palagi’s passion for a cappella singing is obvious. Her rehearsals are focused yet there’s always time for a little laughter and fun.
”It’s a safe place for women of any age to let their hair down and sing, and to find lasting friendships, too. That’s what it’s all about,” Ms. Palagi says.