Julie Ann Palagi has been directing choruses in Sweet Adelines since she was 29 years old. She is an experienced soloist, voice teacher, vocal coach, and director. She performed in nine quartets over the past 30+ years, placed top five regionally many time, and performed three times on the Sweet Adelines international competition stage.
Her music experience includes piano study, music theory, private vocal study, recitals, plus graduate classes in vocal pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado.
As a Sweet Adelines International director, Ms. Palagi earned her certified status in the SAI Directors' Certification Program after passing specific qualifications that include barbershop harmony acumen, music theory knowledge, leadership, and other music and administrative requirements. Currently, she is at the Harmony 500 Director level.
In 2009, Ms. Palagi was the first director in Region 8 to take a small chorus to the Sweet Adelines International Division A Harmony Classic compeition in Nashville, Tenn.
Then, in 2012, Ms. Palagi co-founded Greeley Harmonix chorus.
Ms. Palagi’s passion for her chorus and a cappella music is evident in her rehearsals. She approaches each rehearsal with enthusiasm, continual attention to sound vocal fundamentals, and as an opportunity to build each singer's confidence through singing and performing.