Alex Rubin, Musical Director
A Barbershopper since age 9, Alex has sung in choruses and multiple quartets over his nearly 30-year barbershop singing 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. Alex joined Women of Note in May 2019, his first foray into the world of Sweet Adelines.
Professionally Alex works for Webgraph, a tech-focused consultancy he founded with his brother Dan in 2001. Their many years in the field have 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, Jake and Kate. When not travelling for work or Barbershopping, Alex enjoys spending family time at Disney, camping and being on the water canoeing, rowing, and sailing.
Elaine Haugan, Associate Certified Director
Elaine has been singing and performing since her childhood. She majored in music at Palm Beach Atlantic University, right here in West Palm Beach. Elaine is a founding / 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 43 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 which achieved Most Improved Chorus in Region 9 in 2017. As Associate Director, Elaine assists with vocal training for the chorus, is a member of the Tenor section and directs the chorus in the director's absence.
The Music Team works in conjunction with the Directing Staff to ensure that all members have the tools they need to be successful in learning music, choreography and barbershop vocal techniques. The team is made up of the members of the chorus who serve as musical and visual leaders in their vocal sections.
Meet Our Current Music Team