Jeanne has joined Harmony in Motion as our new Director Effective Feb. 19, 2018. Jeanne has been around barbershop her entire life. She has been an active member of Sweet Adelines, International since August, 1980 (39 years and counting!).She currently sings baritone for the award winning Liberty Oak Sweet Adeline Chorus in Freehold NJ where she is also an Assistant Director, as well as serving as the Competition Coordinator for the Region.
She has been active in various musical organizations since grade school, including band, stage band, and marching band, serving as the Drum Major for 2 years.She was also in concert choir, madrigals and girl's choir in high school, and in a women's auditioned choir in college.Active in church choirs for many years, she is also a former member of her church hand bell choir, currently filling in whenever needed for special events, and plays the clarinet and piano.
Jeanne is employed as a Prosecutor for the City of Newark, NJ.She and her family live in Hope, New Jersey.
Eileen Smith (Assistant Director)
Eileen joined HIM in December of 2011 after being encouraged by several of her fellow church choir members. Music has kept her busy her entire life. She started playing the piano in the second grade and continued to use her piano skills by accompanying the high school concert choir, church choir, soloists, and her second graders! She has recently learned to play the guitar and has played several times in church. She started singing with the junior choir at her church and continued singing in the girls’ ensemble, all county and regional chorus, madrigals, concert choir, and several musicals in high school. She has also performed solos at many weddings and church functions. In 2016 she took a short break from HIM to sing with the mixed quartet Noteworthy performing throughout the county. She returned to HIM in 2018 as a member of the baritone section and became assistant director in 2019.
Retiring from teaching after 32 years in 2018, Eileen lives with her husband, Keith in Sandyston. She has two grown daughters, Meganne and Paige, one granddaughter, Skylar and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of her grandson in August!