Ann Gooch, affectionaly referred to as Annie, has been a Sweet Adeline for over 50 years. She is a Certified Music Judge, an International Faculty Specialist, and she is a former President of Sweet Adelines International. Having traveled the world to take barbershop music global led to Ann's winning a Lifetime Achievement Award. Her work was recognized and honored with the prestigious “Ann Gooch Award.” This is now awarded annually at the international convention to a person who is recognized for achievements in education and promotion of barbershop harmony in the world.
Even with all of Ann’s international success, her passion is to bring her wealth of knowledge and talent each week to our chorus right here in Jacksonville, Florida. As our director, she has led our chorus to win awards at the regional level nearly every year since 1975. She has led our chorus to several medals at the international level Harmony Classic Division. And her most recent accomplishment is directing our chorus to a second place medal at the International Harmony Classic Division in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2013, and 4th place in the same International competition in Las Vegas in 2015. The members of the Jacksonville Harmony Chorus will argue that we have the best director in the world!