Our Leaders



Alex Rubin

Alex Rubin, Music Director

A Barbershopper since age 9, Alex has sung in choruses and multiple quartets over his nearly 30-year barbershopping career. He's won four Florida state quartet championships on three different voice-parts, and in his current quartet, Throwback, he sings baritone. Throwback is the current 2019,  2nd Place Silver Medalist quartet in the Barbershop Harmony Society.

 

Alex has directed four men's choruses in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, including a competition-only chorus, THX, and HD Chorus, an under-25 youth chorus.  In 2012, THX became the first chorus from South Florida to compete at the Barbershop Harmony Society's International competition in over three decades. THX would go on to compete at five straight international competitions finishing as high as 8th in the world in 2013.


Professionally Alex works for Webgraph, a tech-focused consultancy he founded, with his brother Dan in 2001, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Their many years in the field has them consulting on projects from design to data-driven solutions in a broad range of industries, with clients both in the United States and abroad.

 

Alex and his lovely wife Jennifer live in Fort Lauderdale, FL and have three wonderful children, Emma (6), Jake (4) and, their newest addition, Kate (10 months).

 

When not traveling for work or Barbershopping, Alex enjoys spending family time at Disney, camping, and being on the water canoeing, rowing, and sailing.



Elaine Haugan May 2014Elaine Haugan, Associate Certified Director
 

Elaine Haugan sang through school and majored in music at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  She is a charter member of Women of Note, with prior memberships in Song of Atlanta, Royal Palm Chorus, and Spirit of the Gulf, all international competitors.  With 38 years of Barbershop experience, Elaine has also sung in many award-winning quartets, achieving a 12th place placement at the international level in 2005 with Fireworks! She has directed the Platinum Show Chorus, in the Melbourne area, which placed as most improved chorus in the region in 2017.  Elaine is a member of the Tenor section and performs with the chorus when not directing.

 

 




MUSIC DIRECTION TEAM
The Directing Staff works in conjuction with the Music Direction Team, made of up members of the chorus who serve as musical leaders in their vocal sections.  This team is responsible for the musical direction of the chorus and ensures that all members have the tools they need to be successful in learning music, choreography and barbershop vocal techniques.

Tenor Section Leaders: Cindy Moeller and Shoshana Davidowitz
Lead Section Leaders: Janeen Summey and Cheryl Phillips-Anderson
Baritone Section Leaders: Lynne Serratore and Marcy Wiseman
Bass Section Leaders: Danielle Pachter and Nancy Saunders

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Women of Note Chorus is a progressive organization managed by a Leadership Team. Their responsibility is to provide administrative and project support so that the musical programs can go forth unimpeded. All of the work accomplished by the Leadership Team is done outside of, and in addition to, rehearsals and performances.

 

2019-2020 Leadership Team

Sharon Brick, Leadership Team Coordinator
Terri Buda, Financial Services Coordinator
Patty Hans, Secretary and Communications Coordinator
Elaine Haugan, Music Education Team Coordinator
Marilyn Harvie, Membership Team Coordinator
Wendy Spilker, Marketing Team Coordinator
Debbie Caputo, Performance Team Coordinator
Amy Mrazik, Chapter Services Coordinator

Cheryl Phillips-Anderson, Member
Lynne Serratore, Member

 



 

 

 

 
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