About the Saltaires

The Saltaires were founded in 1989, and are celebrating over 35+ years of singing barbershop throughout the
Wasatch Front and competing on the international stage.

Over the past three decades the Saltaires have developed a tradition of presenting the finest in men’s a cappella singing within the Rocky Mountain region.  From entertaining our enthusiastic audiences in our well-known four part barbershop style, to our collaborations with The Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall, Snowbird, and Deer Valley, we have performed at festivals in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle, LDS Conference Center, Assembly Hall on Temple Square as well as Brigham Young Park.  We have also performed at regional venues from Zions National Park in Southern Utah to The Ellen Eccles Theater in Logan.

Over the past two decades we have achieved perennial top ten finishes in the international Barbershop Harmony Society contests competing with over 300 choruses from all over the world.  We strive for perfecting our craft and improving our performance, singing, and audience engagement.

We are proud to have been officially named “Cultural Ambassadors of the State of Utah” by the Governor and received the prestigious Governor’s Mansion Artist Award.

Not only are is our chorus in the history books with the Governor’s Mansion Artist Award, we continued the relationship we have with Utah Governors by having July 1-6 officially been declared Barbershop Harmony Week in Utah. This was declared by Governor Jon Huntsman in 2005 when the international convention took place in Salt Lake City. Pictured below, Governor Huntsman is seated along with representatives of the Barbershop Harmony Society. When the international convention came back to Salt Lake City in 2019 one of our quartets paid Governor Herbert a visit, sang a song, and had the proclamation signed again. 

Director Adam Haggart

Adam Haggart has served as musical director of The Saltaires since 2022 and has been singing a cappella music since he was a child. He previously served as director of The Skyline Chorus from 2010 to 2014, helping them achieve their highest BHS contest scores to date. He sings lead with Mischief, the 2022 Rocky Mountain District Quartet Champions.

Adam has been a studio vocalist, soloist, and featured performer across the western U.S. for the last 25 years. He is a passionate vocal coach that does not accept mediocrity from those he works with, and it shows in their performances. Haggart works as a manager for an insurance agency and lives in Cedar Hills, UT, with his wife, Rachelle. He has three amazing and talented children in Jackson, Kiera, and Scotland.

Chorus Leadership

We express gratitude to the following chorus members for their service and leadership:

  • President: Taylor Fugate
  • VP Membership: Mike Gourley
  • VP Music and Performance: Lars Peterson
  • VP Marketing: Taylor Fugate
  • Secretary: Brian Bean
  • Treasurer: Scott Perkins
  • Board member at large: Wes Brown
  • Immediate Past President: Mark Andromidas
  • Tenor section leader: Elie Diaz
  • Lead section leader: Mark Andromidas
  • Baritone section leader: Andrew Gordon
  • Bass section leader: Grant Goulding
  • Website: Taylor Fugate

Saltaires Rehearsal Location

Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church
7762 700 W
Midvale, UT 84047

Every other Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
(see Events page for dates)