Region 6 Faculty
Meet the Regional and International faculty of Northern Lights Region 6, who have a variety of coaching, teaching, and education expertise to offer you.


Contact information is available in the Members Only section in the Regional Directory.


Sandy Bergersen (Region 6 Faculty)

"Celebrate and sing for JOY!!”

1. Vocal Production

2. Chorus and Quartet coaching

3. Riser Placement

4. Phrasing / Interpretation / Sound

5. Energized Performance Skills

6. Vocal Warm-ups



Sherrie Bredesen (Region 6 Faculty)

"Delight in


Terri Calvert (Region 6 Faculty)

“Music connects us all and provides endless opportunities for growth and learning. Join in the song.”

1. Administrative / Leadership

2. Small Chorus Coaching

3. Strategic planning

4. Marketing and PR

5. Script Writing / Emcee Skills

6. PVI’s (Personal or Private Voice Instruction)

Terri Calvert



Mary Dick (Region 6 Faculty Specialist and International Faculty Emeritus)

(Note: Contact personally to discuss coaching fee)

1. Vocal production

2. PVI's (Personal or Private Voice Instruction)

3. Chorus and Quartet coaching

4. Directing techniques

5. Section Leader Training

6. Riser Placement

7. Interpretation

8. Taking the chorus/quartet to the next level

9. Judging Categories: Sound and Expression

Mary Dick



JoAnn Flanagan (Region 6 Faculty)

Don't wait for inspiration, be the inspiration!”

1. Administration/ Leadership

2. Effective Meetings

3. Showmanship/ Choreography

4. Training Your Successor

5. Communication

JoAnn Flanagan



Pat Haertel (Region 6 Faculty)

“Happiness is when what you say, think and do are in harmony!”

1.Coaching - Quartet and small chorus

2. PVI's/Section Unity

3. Showmanship/Costuming/Makeup

4. Marketing/ PR/ Communications

5. Administration

Pat Haertel -2015



Cheryl Helm (Region 6 Faculty)

 "Life is a journey, choose your path wisely."

1. Administration

2. Goal Setting

3. Communication

4. Organization

Cheryl Helm



Heather Johnston  (Region 6 Faculty)

 "Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much." – Helen Keller

1. Vocal Production

2. PVI's (Personal or Private Voice Instruction)

3. Chorus Coaching

4. Quartet Coaching

Heather Johnston



Sheila Koplitz (Region 6 Faculty and Director Coordinator)

"Don't cry because it's over, SMILE because it happened!"

1. Vocal / Chorus warmups

2. PVI's / Sectional Unity

3. Coaching Quartets and Small Choruses

4. Directing Techniques

5. Assistant Director's Purpose

Shiela Koplitz



Susan Krisnik (Region 6 Faculty and Education Coordinator)

 "Don't be afraid to be amazing!"

1. Choreography

2. Visual Performance

3. Physical Warm-ups

4. Focus & Energy

5. Show packages and scripting




Mary Lou Kudela (Region 6 Faculty)

"Be there!"  

(Note: Contact personally to discuss coaching fee)

1. Leadership, motivation, membership retention

2. Strategic planning – goal setting

3. Education – planning – scripting – delivering workshops, etc.

4. Board / Team training

5. PVI’s and chorus warm-ups

6. Counseling and problem solving




Diane Lockard (Region 6 Faculty)

“Sing! It creates harmony for your mental and physical health.”

1. Vocal Production

2. PVI's (Personal or Private Voice Instruction)

3. Section Unity and Techniques

4. Visual Packaging

5. Chorus Warm-ups




Connie Miller (Region 6 Faculty)

Life is more joyful, given a song. Its music binds us together with invisible threads!

1. Vocal production

2. General packaging

3. Showmanship – emotional sell

4. Chorus and Quartet Coaching

5. Motivation and excitement!

Connie Miller Faculty



Judy Olson  (Region 6 Faculty)

"When Words Fail, Music Speaks"

1. Performance Techniques – Visuals and how they can support sound

2. Expression - The Musical Plan

3. Show craft - Technical Stuff

4. Director as performer

5. Sing your part smart

6. Four on the floor – quartet stage craft

Judy Olson



Becky Perkins (Region 6 Faculty)

"In singing, it's not how many breaths you take, but how many moments take your breath away."

1. Characterization, freeing your body

2. Visual packaging and emotional sell

3. Physical warm-ups and motivation

4. Energized performance skills


6. Coaching quartets and choruses




Bonnie Rust (Region 6 Faculty & Librarian)

"Life is a song, Love is the music!”

1. Organization

2. Administration

3. Communication

4. Leadership

Bonnie Rust


Bettina Schramm (Region 6 Faculty)

"Always have an open heart and an open mind.”

1. Administration / Leadership

2. Membership

3. Motivation and energy

4. Physical warm-ups and basic showmanship

5. Communication




Anne Stickler (Region 6 Faculty)

 "Dance Like Nobody's Watching"

1. Vocal development

2. PVI’s (Personal or Private Voice Instruction)

3. Showmanship

4. Expression

5. Chorus and Quartet Coaching



Judy Weipert (Region 6 Faculty)

"Harmony from the inside out!"

1. Chorus warm-ups

2. Basic phrasing / interpretation

3. Vocal production

4. Basic showmanship

5. Quartet and Chorus Coaching

Judy Weipert Faculty



Mary Jo Zgonc (Region 6 Faculty)

"Music refreshes the soul."

1. Vocal production and PVI's

2. Pitch and balance of sound

3. Musical Interpretation and musical line, phrasing

4. Basic Showmanship

5. Chorus and Quartet coaching



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