Our Directors

The SeaChordsmen have over a century of barbershop experience at the helm!

Ted Chamberlain - Director

Ted Chamberlain began singing barbershop in the SeaChordsmen while still in high school, back in 1980. He has sung in numerous quartets over the years, including, most notably, Evergreen District Champion quartets, Vocal Attraction (1989 – baritone) and Vocal Magic (2005 – bass). He currently sings tenor with his quartet, 4.0. Ted began directing barbershop choruses in 1987. He has been a public school choir and orchestra teacher since 1988 and is currently teaching about half time in the Kent School District. He is also a highly successful private voice instructor, teaching from his home studio in Puyallup, and coaching quartets and choruses around the Northwest. He has degrees in both Vocal Performance and K-12 Music Education, and earned National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in choral music in 2005.
Bob Mahony - Assistant Director

Two years ago, Bob received his Golden Anniversary membership card in recognition of his 50 years as a Barbershopper, starting with the Worcester, Massachusetts, chapter. He joined the Seattle chapter in 1968 and served in just about every chapter office except treasurer and is a former Barbershopper of the Year. Before being transferred to Rhode Island in 1986, he was also chorus director for two years. A member of the Close Harmony Tradition quartet since its origin in 1976, he traveled from Providence, Rhode Island, to Sarasota, Florida, to rejoin the quartet for its International Senior Quartet Championship performance in 1987. On his return to Seattle in 1990, he once again took over directing duties on an interim basis while the chapter continued its search for a new permanent director.
Elizabeth Davies - Assistant Director

Elizabeth Davies recently completed the Director Certification Program in Sweet Adelines, the women's international barbershop organization.  When not hanging around the SeaChordsmen, Elizabeth serves as lead section leader and assistant director of A Cappella Joy Chorus in Kirkland and sings with Sunbreak Quartet.
Jim Smith - Associate Director

Jim has been a member of the Seattle chapter for over 40 years. During that time, he has held just about every chapter office, has been a longtime member of the Washington Squares quartet, and took on directing responsibilities fifteen years ago and continues to serve as an assistant director. In recognition of his dedication, chapter members several years ago named him Barbershopper of the Year. He has organized many chapter shows over the years, and this year served as set designer for the show.