San Diego Chorus Member Accepted as Official Applicant in Sweet Adeline’s International Judging Program (IJP)
San Diego Chorus member Cherie Peters-Brinkerhoff has been accepted as a Candidate for Sweet Adeline’s International Judging Program (IJP). The intensive multi-year track requires recommendations from established judges for consideration.
Professionally, Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff is a An Associate Professor and Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Musically, she holds dual membership, singing with both the San Diego and Vista Hills Choruses. In the past she has also participated in choruses in Panama City, Florida and the Inland Empire. Cherie has been part of four quartets throughout her musical career.
During her 30+ year tenure with the San Diego Chorus, Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff has sung both Lead and Baritone. She has served on the Director’s Music Team and Chorus Management Team, holding key roles including Assistant Section Leader, Vice President, President, Team Coordinator and Education Coordinator. Cherie received the President’s Award in 2001 and was designated Sweet Adeline of the Year in 2006. She currently serves Region 21 Golden West Management Team (RMT) as the Events Coordinator and has been part of the Regional Convention Steering Committee in years past.
Dr. Peters-Brinkerhoff will pursue judging in the Sound category, one of four categories adjudicated in Sweet Adelines chorus and quartet competitions at the Regional and International level. The category primarily focuses on vocal production skills and the core tenets of the barbershop art form as well as accuracy and tuning. Other categories include Music, Expression and Visual Communication.
Judging applicants must pass General Knowledge and Category Tests for advancement. They are also expected to trial score a regional chorus and quartet competition during the next contest cycle for evaluation.
The second phase of the process includes attending Approved Candidate Judging workshops, trial scoring at the Regional level and International levels for evaluation, Training, and Official Panel Judging Service. After satisfactory completion of the Panel Judging Service, candidates submit a category essay. All facets of this phase are considered for advancement to Approved Judge Category.
Approved Judges must satisfactorily trial score an international competition or an official international panel. Service on an international panel, whether serving as official panel or as trial scorer, is by invitation only.
After successful completion of all phases, approved Candidates are eligible to be designated as a Certified Judge. The performance of Certified Judges is reviewed annually and attendance at educational events mandatory to reaffirm Judging status.
There is no set timeline for completion of the program and candidates are able to self-pace through the various stages of evaluation.
Cherie is excited about advancing in the program and looks forward to deepening her knowledge in the Sound judging category.
The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is an award-winning chorus performing 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.