Our Directors

Tina Paradiso, Artistic Director

As owner and co-founder of Vivace Voices, Ltd. (a professional entertainment company in Portland), Ms. Paradiso conducts their premier, a cappella holiday ensemble, The Fireside Carolers.  Her local performing credits include: “Sunday Night at the Bus Stop Café” musical revue at Mt. Hood Repertory Theatre; “Menopause, the Musical” at Portland Center for the Performing Arts; and “Sylvia”, a staged-reading at the Old Church for the Portland Civic Theatre Guild.  In addition, she has toured nationally in “Les Miserables” and “Fiddler on the Roof”, and has sung in concert in Australia, Canada and throughout the west coast, from southern California to Seattle.  Ms. Paradiso received her Bachelor degree in both vocal performance and education from California State University at Chico.

Ardeth Fulmer, Assistant Music Director

Ardeth received her degree in music from Portland State University.  She has been a member of Sweet Adelines International for 50 years.  She serves as an international judge, arranger and coach for the organization, as well as the musical director for Portland’s City of Roses championship chorus.  Ms. Fulmer has worked as both rehearsal pianist and orchestra pianist for the Portland Civic Theater, and is a member of Glenn Tadina’s Swing Street Band.  Currently, she accompanies both the West Linn Community Chorus and the Westside Singers.