Director, Paula Rink
Paula, a Newark native and 1965 graduate of Newark High School, moved back to the area in 2005 and began directing the Land of Legend Chorus in January, 2008. With over 40 years of experience in the barbershop style of music, she brings a lot of knowledge to us, and we are certainly glad to have her! She has directed 5 different Sweet Adeline choruses in Ohio and Michigan, taking 2 of them to Regional championships and on to the International competitions. As a baritone, she won the Regional championship with “Talk of the Town”, a quartet from the Canton, Ohio, City of Flags chorus. In 1974, she sang with the Gem City Chorus from Dayton, Ohio, when they won the International competition in Milwaukee. For 13 years, she was a Certified Sound Judge, judging competitions all over the country. As an arranger she has had one of her arrangements recorded by 4 different choruses. She has taught classes at Regional music schools on directing, arranging, vocal production and show planning; coached numerous quartets and choruses, and produced all 3 CDs for the 1992 Sweet Adelines International Championship Quartet, “Swing Street”, from Michigan. She also worked in the music department of the Roseville, Michigan, schools for 12 years and directed the Roseville Community Chorus for 5 years. Currently single, Paula has 3 grown daughters – Mandy, Julie, and Jen – who live in Michigan and Las Vegas, and 5 ½ grandchildren. Continuing her love of “ink” - developed working for the Detroit Free Press and Las Vegas Review-Journal - she currently is an Advertising Account Executive for The Advocate – where she was just named “Salesman of the Year” for 2010.
Paula can be reached at via email at Director@webs-singnewark.org