Musical Director

Mary Rhea

Mary RheaMary became director of OK City in 2009. She is a talented singer, a sought-after coach, and a motivating director. Mary is OK City Chorus' biggest cheerleader and her passion helps drive our performances.   Her list of achievements, choruses, and quartets is long and includes the following:

Sweet Adelines International: 
    Master Director
    Certified Judge - Sound Category
    2010 International Champion Quartet, Zing! - baritone
    International Faculty
    International Board of Directors, Secretary
    Education Direction Committee
    Editorial Review Board

Region 25:
    Ark Angel Award recipient
    Education Steering Committee
    Quartet Retreat Co-chair
    Regional Faculty
    Past Directors' Coordinator, RMT

Chorus History:
    Gem City, Dayton OH - Region 4 (1986-89, 1992-94)
    Greater Harrisburg, Harrisburg PA – Region 19 (1989-92)
    P-Heart of Hessen, Wiesbaden, Germany - founder (1995-97)
    Pacific Sound, Bellevue WA – Region 13 (1997-99)
    Pride of Baltimore, Baltimore MD – Region 19 (1999-2001)
    OK City Chorus – Region 25 (2001-present)

Quartet History:
    Finesse – Gem City
    Special Delivery – Greater Harrisburg
    Artistry – Gem City (International Top 20)
    Freestyle – Pacific Sound (3rd place regional)
    Kismet – Region 25 (Regional champions x 4)
    Zing! – Regions 7 & 25 (2010 International Champion Quartet)
    Rio! - Region 25 (Regionial champions, International Top 15)
    Swirl - Region 25

Mary's love for barbershop and music is clear to everyone around her.  She teaches at regional schools across the country, and she has travelled internationally to coach. OK City Chorus is delighted and blessed to have Mary at the helm!

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