Bios and Contacts

 

Sound Image was formed early in 2002 with the purpose of providing quality music and entertainment for area audiences.  Sound Image belongs to the Land O Lakes district of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Red Carpet Division.  The quartet has won numerous division contests and placed in the top ten at district contests.

Sound Image has performed for audiences in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Manitoba.  The audiences range from local private meetings and banquets to annual barbershop chapter shows, including several Sweet Adelines chapter shows.  The quartet has acted as the teaching quartet at barbershop festivals, including several Youth in Harmony festivals.  The singers usually travel a total of over 200 miles for each rehearsal.  Read on for more info on the members!

 

Todd Mattison, Tenor, lives north of Willmar with his wife.  They have three children.  He manages Willmar Overhead Door, and coaches hockey.  Todd is the musical director of The West Central Connection Chorus, the Willmar chapter of the BHS.  He has been singing barbershop since he was knee high listening to his father's quartet rehearse.

 

William Lorenz, Lead, is from Benson, about 30 miles west of Willmar.  He works for Lorenz Mfg. Co., a family owned business.  Bill has been a barbershopper since about 1988.  He has a vocal performance degree from St. Cloud State University, and has sung in numerous choral groups, including The Prairie Arts Chorale in Southwestern Minnesota and The Minnesota Choral Theater from St. Cloud.  He has traveled with these groups to Belarus, China, Russia, Czech Republic and Britain.  Bill is married and has a daughter.

 

Kevin Kiffmeyer, Bass, hails from St. Cloud.  He is the choral director at Tech High School.  Kevin has taken part in musical groups around the area including The Minnesota Center Chorale.  He is a graduate of St. John's University and recently earned a Master's degree in Choral Conducting and Literature from St. Cloud State University.  He also is a songwriter.  Sound Image performs one of Kevin's own works, "I Never Knew What I Was Missin' ".  Kevin is married and lives in Monticello.

Bob Starz, Baritone, lives with his wife in Atwater, east of Willmar.  They have 3 daughters that live in Des Moines, IA, Maple Grove, MN, and Columbia, SC.  He works in sales for Forma Feeds.  Bob started singing in a quartet in high school and has been singing barbershop music for 85 years. He has performed with barbershop choruses from Canton, N.Y. and Rochester, MN.