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Our Directors

Kimberly Heilbrun

Kimberly is South Florida Jubilee's Assistant Director. She earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. In 1997, she moved to NYC, pursued a theater career, became a mediocre waitress, and ultimately settled as a Massage Therapist. In 2008 she moved to Miami to be closer to her best friends and escape cold winters.

No sooner than walking onto the sunny beaches of Miami, her friend told her about Sweet Adelines. Happy with her day job but missing singing, she went on an internet search and became a Sweet Adeline of Goldcoast Chorus. In 2013, she found her current home with South Florida Jubilee Chorus.

James Kastler

James has been directing South Florida Jubilee since May of 1999. He joined the Barbershop Harmony Society in 1991. Since that time he has sung with several choruses and quartets at the district and international level, most notably singing tenor with the 2006 Sunshine District Champs and 2008 International Semi-Finalists, HotShots. James is a certified judge in the singing category for the BHS contest and judging system. 

James graduated from the University of Missouri–Rolla (now called Missouri S&T) and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in music. He also received an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida and currently works in Sunrise, Florida, as an electrical engineer.