Chorus Leadership

Musical Director

Susan Lansdown

Susan joined Redland Rhapsody in 1995 and has been Musical Director since 2000.  She sets a high musical standard and challenges her singers to improve their vocal and performance skills at every rehearsal.
Susan is passionate about music education and has worked for over 25 years teaching music to high school students.  She shares her knowledge and skills with choruses around Australia.

Assistant Director and Visual Leader

Laurel Santry

Laurel is a nationally recognised teacher and coach and is passionate about working with singers to improve their musical and visual communication skills.  She is a member of the Southern Cross Region Education Faculty.  Her expertise in the area of visual communication is highly respected, as is her ability to inspire and motivate others. 

Laurel has considerable experience in teaching.  She is a workplace trainer and has taught singing and dancing to children and adults.  She currently specialises in the teaching of singing through movement.

Laurel enjoys bushwalking and other physical activities.  She is actively involved with her two grandchildren and volunteers at a local school to assist with movement in children's choirs.


Dianne James

Dianne is one of the founding members of Redland Rhapsody and has held a
number of administrative and musical positions within the chorus over the past
15 years. She has also been involved in Sweet Adeline regional activities in a
variety of roles.

Her work with not for profit organisations at both State and National level has
given her a comprehensive understanding of board governance and teamwork.
Her leadership philosophy is one that focuses on harnessing the wisdom of people through trusting in their resourcefulness and ability to make good decisions.

As President, Dianne consciously works to create the conditions in which members are able to use their natural talents to assist the chorus, as well as themselves, to be successful.