Master 700 Director

Jim Arns has directed the Melodeers Chorus since 1988, and is one of an elite group of directors to receive the Master Director 700, created in 2009 by Sweet Adelines International to honor musical directors whose choruses score 700 points or more (out of a possible 800) in Regional Competitions.

In addition to directing the Melodeers, Jim enjoys an international reputation as a clinician, vocal coach, and music arranger. He serves as faculty at numerous regional and international symposia and travels extensively.

We have been working with Jim for many years and look forward to working with him each year!



As a Sweet Adeline International Faculty Member Emeritus and certified Sound Judge, Shirley is a dynamite, talented, world renowned, musical educator, director and vocal coach who has taught in every region of our organization.  She also teaches in several private voice studios.  Boston Skyline Chorus has been fortunate to have benefitted from her knowledge and expertise!


Jim Arns, director of the top-scoring Melodeers Chorus since 1988, is one of an elite group of directors to receive the Master Director...


Vocal Production Coach

Shirley is a Master Director of two international choruses. She "retired" from directing large international competitive choruses 2003,...