Xstatic Quartet Bios
Susan Koppenhaver, Lead
I’ve been a Sweet Adeline for 17 years, and am loving every minute. I am and have been a section leader of both tenors and leads, Assistant Director, and currently going through the Director Certification Program. Before SA, I was a voice major at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and also received a BFA in Piano from Lake Erie College, too many years ago to mention! I have enjoyed being the pianist and Musical Director for many community theater shows, been a soloist for years in churches, a church choir director, been in community choirs, and enjoy all types of music. In real life, I have been a Health Administrator for about 25 years in various settings.
Carol Leiby, Tenor
I have been singing Barbershop for over 30 years. I am a retired Registered Nurse and when I’m not singing, which is seldom, I can be found in my sewing and crafts room, or spending some time with my five grown children, and 12 grandchildren. And yes, they can all sing.
Cary Kruzansky, Baritone
I work as a Utilities Engineer at the Department of Transportation and have been singing since I was a child. Discovering Barbershop harmony after graduating college, I sang in quartets as a Tenor (in Sunny Side Up and Champagne), as a Bass (in Renaissance) and as a Baritone (in After Hours, Chordbusters, and now Xstatic). In the words of Irving Berlin - "Let me sing and I'm happy."
Quay Houchen, Bass
I’ve been singing all my life, first with a mighty foursome, including my mom, dad, and older sister. I sang in glee club and folk group in elementary and high school and a jazz ensemble group in college. I was a background studio recording artist after college in NYC for many years. I am currently pursuing television commercials and have even booked a few. I joined Sweet Adelines in 2001 with Capitaland Chorus, then in 2011 with Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus. I am currently a dual member of both choruses. I have quarteted throughout the years with Back in Business, Heart and Soul, Mocha Voca, and now Xstatic. I am now a retired Credentialed Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Coordinator for a large state agency.