Board of Directors

Bios of the 2023 TCC Board of Directors


PRESIDENT: Charlotte Hughes, Tenor 

                   [Term 2 Ends:  Dec 31, 2023]

After wintering in Chandler for five years to spend time with our son and his family, we made a permanent move leaving Cincinnati behind in June 2018.  I had searched extensively for a choir and was thrilled to find an incredibly talented and welcoming group in TCC.  In Ohio I sang with community choirs for over 20 years, as well as a barbershop choir which participated in the 2012 Word Choir Games in Cincinnati.  In addition to my passion for singing, I play banjo with a bluegrass jam.  Another hobby is 7.5” gauge railroading, being members of Maricopa Live Steamers north of Glendale.

Before retirement I worked as a network administrator initially in Novell, then with Microsoft networking, as well as writing and teaching classes in Microsoft Office and other inhouse software.   I served as recording secretary and web administrator for six years for our Ohio live steam railroading club.  I am honored to serve in reciprocity as a board member for all the joy this amazing choir has afforded me. 



VICE PRESIDENT:  Emily Ore, Soprano

[Term 1 Ends Dec 31, 2024]

Emily is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and she joined TCC for the 2022 Fall season (Aug 2022) as a soprano to pursue her hobby of singing and to meet new people. Outside of work and singing, Emily’s hobbies include traveling, spending time at the beach, going to sporting events, and theater.

Emily works as a Senior Project Manager in the Financial Industry. Her professional background has developed and honed excellent relationship management skills and the ability to adapt quickly to shifting circumstances. As a highly collaborative, communicative and results-oriented project manager, she is at ease with organizing project milestones, implementing carefully strategized plans and propelling her team to successful outcomes.




TREASURER:  Judi Schlieter, Tenor

[Term 1 Ends Dec 31, 2024]

Judi is happy to be back with TCC this fall after a five year absence from singing.

After becoming a member of Sweet Adeline’s Phoenix Kachina Chorus in 1987, she performed and competed with several choruses, including Phoenix Showcase, Celebrity City Chorus, and Scottsdale Chorus.   Over the years, she served on several committees including: costuming, make up, choreography, music committee, and show committee.  She has also served on the board several times over the years, and would love the opportunity to serve on the TCC board.

Judi retired from SRP after 30 years, where she worked as a customer service supervisor, and a billing specialist.  She now spends her time bowling, playing golf, and singing with TCC, and Wicked Pitch of the West.


SECRETARY:  Deb Northrop, Tenor

[Term 1 Ends Dec 31, 2024]

Deb has been involved with TCC for more than 20 years.  She became a member the moment she watched the love of her life direct a group of beautiful TCC singers in concert.

She has competed with the Sweet Adelines Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus, Scottsdale Chorus and Southwest Vocal Project. She had held several positions from Team Coordinator and Secretary to Visual team member and Make Up member. She has worked in the education field for 19 years.

Currently she sings with the Wicked Pitch of the West A Cappella Women’s Group, serves on the TCC music team, and show committee. She is the Administrative Assistant to the Online Nursing Division for a Private Post-Secondary Education College working with auditors, compliance teams, and leadership support.

In my spare time, I like to spend time with my beautiful 7 grandchildren.






Joanne Courville, Soprano

[Term 1 Ends Dec 31, 2023]

I was encouraged to become a member of Tempe Community Chorus (soprano) and joined in January 2019. All my life I have been deeply involved in music through singing in school and church choirs, participating in musicals and theater productions since high school, and playing the piano. I pursued music performance and education coursework at the university and local community college, leading me to take my love of singing to a higher level. Since living in the Phoenix area, I have sung with the Sun Valley Chorale and Community Chorus at MCC and Chandler/Gilbert Community College. Singing has always brought me great joy and performing with the TCC Director and its choral members has been a source of wonderful learning, with exposure to new music and techniques, while putting a twinkle in my eyes and excitement on my face eager to return each week.

Other than music & dancing, my professional interests include training and development, wellness issues and food/nutrition. I’ve spent years serving on Boards and committees for work-related and non-profit organizations acting in various leadership capacities, writing contracts, and overseeing procurement responsibilities for educational institutions and private vendors within the State of Arizona. At this time, efforts are needed to help TCC find the right balance to return and invigorate its current and potential new members to make music again. I am ready to help.


Jay Moore, Tenor

[Term 1 Ends Dec 31, 2024]

I've been a part of the Tempe Community Chorus since 2016 and am still part of the awesome Tenor section. In this new normal, it is just as important as before to continue to build upon a great community which leads me to my request to be a member of the board. I have served once previously but please don't hold that against me. I enjoy giving back to this Chorus as much as possible.






Daryl Pounders, Tenor

[Term 1 Ends Dec 31, 2024]

I am a current Mesa resident, and I am proud to say that I am product of the Mesa Public School system and a US Marine.

I have loved music and singing since I was young. In high school, I was drum major and jammed on the Saxophone in jazz and concert band.

In college, I focused my attention to conducting and education. Here, I enjoyed broadening my skills in all brass, percussion and woodwinds and also fine-tuned my voice and ear while singing in the acapella choir. We successfully completed annual tours with the choir and bands around the state of Arizona and the Chihauhau State in Mexico.

Most recently, and specifically in the last 10 years, I been involved within my community by taking on a volunteer role as the choir director at my church as well as actively participating in developing lesson plans and activities for local youth programs in my area.

My wife, Kathy, and I are excited to have found TCC through our fantastic and AMAZING, dear, dear friend Aimee. It’s been great to be able to sing and make music with a group again while enjoying one of my many hobbies and passions with all of whom I‘ve recently met. I am happy to serve on the TCC board and continue to serve my community.


Marie Provine, Alto

[Term 1 Ends Dec 31, 2023]

Marie has been a Tempe, Arizona resident since 2001, when she came from Syracuse University to direct the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University.  Since retirement from ASU in 2011, she has had more time for art and music.  Marie plays flute with some skill and piano with a lot less. She was a regular at WCAMS, a summer music camp in Canada before the border closed.  Marie joined the Tempe chorus in 1 PC (a year before Covid) and takes voice lessons, which amazingly has transformed her from a tenor to a mezzo soprano. Her interests include rowing, painting, and owl care.



Nancy Read, Alto                                           

[Term 1 Ends Dec 31, 2023]

Hello . My name is Nancy Read and I am a TCC Alto 2.  I joined TCC in 2017 upon the break up and dissolution of the San Tan Chorale where I served on their Board. I was recruited to join TCC by Alto 1 Bev Rouscup.  Bev invited 4 of us to join TCC and we did!  The 4 of us were welcomed with open arms as we became the newbie Alto 2’s.  We loved the singing, the practices, the concerts and Cary’s direction.  I now truly miss the group singing during TCC’s hiatus and look forward to resuming singing, when determined as safely to do so.

I have years and years of experience in leadership and serving on Boards and Commissions:  City Councilmember and Vice-Mayor of a CA municipality, retired staff member to a CA Member of Congress, Board of Directors  CA Golden Gate Bridge District in San Francisco, Board member Girls and Boys Club, PTA President and Little League Team Mom.

Since relocating to AZ in 2000, I retired in 2016 from the AZ Secretary of State’s office in the capacity of statewide Campaign Finance Manager.  I now have the time, interest and desire to help TCC get back up and running, to invite all returning TCC members back and work to the benefit of all who wish to participate in TCC at any level.  


Miki (Michaela) Safadi, Alto

[Term 2 Ends:  Dec 31, 2024]

I've been a member  of TCC for 7 plus years.  I really enjoy singing and I appreciate others' hard work as it makes the chorus function smoothly.  It's time I pitch in and help out with more than a voice !

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Tempe Community Chorus
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PO Box 26071
Tempe, Arizona 85285

Email:  [email protected]


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