Karpinsky brings with her an extensive music
background and a formidable list of
accomplishments in Sweet Adelines– not the
least of which is as the tenor in the 1991
International Championship Quartet SWING
has also directed two choruses in Regional
Competition, the second of which took
first place with a score over 600 points,
landing her the designation as a
Master Director. She has been a master
of ceremonies for Sweet Adelines
competitions in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario.
Sylvia also shares her energy and love of
this art form when she coaches other
choruses and quartets in Region 2.
Her home is in Sterling
Heights with her husband and two sons. She
sings baritone in the chorus quartet Dream
On! and plays the piano and flute.
She is a retired 35-year
Hamtramck elementary school teacher,
instructing vocal music and bi-lingual
studies. And in her off time, she enjoys
water skiing, walking, reading and
With her list of tremendous abilities
in directing and singing, Sylvia brings an
energetic love of barbershop harmony with
her and we enjoy her talents and time with
us more than we can say.