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COACHING - Tori Postma

posted Oct 9, 2019, 2:27 PM by Kathy Scheel   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 2:33 PM ]



One of the most exciting ways to continue up our Road to Excellence is inviting coaches with specific skills to come and work with us.  The OSC Music Team discussed the coaching schedule and decided that we’d like Tori Postma to come and work with us on Showmanship as we prepare for our upcoming show.  The visual aspect of our performances are as important as our vocal skills!  Of course, the things that we learn from Tori will apply to every song in our repertoire.  It’s all about knowing why you’re singing a song and telling the story to the audience in order to evoke an emotion.  Tori’s wonderful creativity and sense of humor are a perfect fit for OSC and you will all learn so much from these sessions. 


Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20



Sumpter Elementary School – 525 Rockwood Street SE – Salem  (South Salem)

Enter from the back by the softball fields and covered play area.

Guests are welcome to participate and learn, if you are very familiar with After I’m Gone and I’ll Be Seeing You.



Tori Postma, Showmanship Judge, “I want every woman I coach or teach to have increased self-esteem because they have some new tools in their musical performance repertoire.” 

Education:  B.S., English Education, Utah State University, Minor in Music

Musical Experience:  Director, 35 years (Mountain Jubilee Chorus); International Quartet Medalist; piano study 12 years; vocal study 6 years.

Sweet Adelines Experience:  International Board of Directors; Certified International Faculty; Certified Showmanship Judge; Judge Specialist; Master Director; Sales & Marketability Committee; Showcase Committee; Novice Directors School Faculty; Regional Judging Workshops (many regions)!



SATURDAY, October 19

9:00-9:30               Rhythmic and vocal warmups

9:30-11:30             Coaching

                              I’ll Be Seeing You

                              After I’m Gone

11:30 – 12:30        LUNCH

12:30 – 1:00          Fundraising Projects – What Do YOU want to do in 2020? - Linda O'Donnell

1:00 – 3:00            Coaching

                              Whether Good, Whether Bad

                              Sister Act

3:00 – 3:30            Break

3:30 – 5:00            Coaching

                              After I’m Gone

                              I’ll Be Seeing You


SUNDAY, October 20

9:00 – 9:30            Rhythmic and Vocal Warmups

9:30 – 11:00          Coaching

                              After I’m Gone

                              I’ll Be Seeing You

11;00 – 11;30        Break

11:30 – 1:00          Coaching

1:00 – 2:00            Lunch together somewhere to unwind and share the excitement (any volunteers to plan this?)

2:00 – 4:00            Tori coaching That’s the Spirit Quartet (in a private home)

4:00 – 4:30            Kathy Scheel drive Tori back to PDX Airport



  • Paddington’s Pizza
  • Stone Front Grill
  • Subway
  • Little Caesar’s
  • Qdoba
  • Chipotle
  • Panda Express
  • Food trucks at Fabry & Commercial  (hmmm…maybe sing and hand out cards?  fun!)


  • Water
  • Comfy shoes
  • Recording devices/smart phones with recording app
  • Camera so you can take a video of any choreography/staging presented
  • Equipment from the Elks - microphone/speaker, flipchart/easel
  • Fabulous, positive, flexible, can-do attitude!